We started Hokie BugCamp in 2012 to offer half-day and day long experiences to youth seeking to learn about insects and their arthropod relatives. Today we offer two camps. A camp for ages 6 to 8 in a half-day format, and a daylong camp for youth 9 to 13.  Our plans are to eventually add camps for ages 14 to 18 and for children with autism. There is a fee charged for each camp to cover food, supplies, books, t-shirts, and other costs. Registration is organized through collaboration with Virginia Cooperative Extension - Montgomery County 4-H.

VIRGINIA 4-H HAS CANCELED ALL CAMPS, INCLUDING HOKIE BUGCAMP, FOR 2020. THIS IS DUE TO COVID-19. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2021.

To register for the 2020 Hokie BugCamps, please mail or deliver your health form and payment to the Montgomery County Extension office at 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1G in Christiansburg (24073). The deadline for registation is Monday, June 1st at 5pm. For more information on each camp, please see the drop down menus below.

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4-H Health History Form.pdf
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Hokie BugCamp Registration-fillable.pdf

Hokie Mini-BugCamp (ages 6 to 8) will be offered on Thursday, July 16th, 2020. The enrollment cap is set at 25. The camp will run from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The camp fee is $40. This covers a camp t-shirt, books, snacks, and activity supplies. To register, please mail or deliver your health form and payment to the Montgomery County Extension office at 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1G in Christiansburg (24073). The deadline for registation is Monday, June 1st at 5pm.

Hokie BugCamp (ages 9 to 13) will be offered on Friday, July 17th, 2020. The enrollment cap is set at 25. The camp will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The camp fee is $65. This covers a camp t-shirt, books, snacks, lunch, and activity supplies. To register, please mail or deliver your health form and payment to the Montgomery County Extension office at 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1G in Christiansburg (24073). The deadline for registation is Monday, June 1st at 5pm.

A camp for ages 14 to 18 is in the planning stages. Feedback from the public indicates camps for this age are lacking in the region. We are assessing when and if we can host such a camp in the future.

During the annual Hokie BugFest, we offer a preview of the event starting at 9:00 am for families with children with autism. We do this in partnership with the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research. We are in early talks with the faculty in the center to potentially organize a camp in the spring for children with autism.