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Considered by many to be one of America's leading 4-H Centers, the
W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center is located just minutes from Roanoke, Virginia. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and nestled neatly along the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, our spacious facilities and beautiful 120 acres offer the perfect get-away for youth and adult groups alike.

Our facilities can accommodate groups of 400+ people in dormitory or hotel-style lodging rooms, our large dining hall/auditorium, and our 15,000 square feet of meeting rooms. Did we mention the 120 acres along the lake that features forests, streams, and fields? We boast over fourteen (14) recreational areas as well as several miles of beautiful hiking trails.

We offer a variety of programs including summer camp, teambuilding, outdoor education (for school groups), adult education, and specialty camps throughout the year. Our Conferencing department works with all types of civic, corporate, community, university, and church groups to host conferences, retreats, family reunions, banquets, weddings, and more.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, we are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and ensure high quality programs through adherence to the standards set forth by the ACA as well as Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia 4-H.

For complete information please visit the official 4-H Center website.

Access to Programs/Services

Virginia Cooperative Extension and W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.