Additional Facilities 2017-09-20T22:29:27+00:00

Additional Facilities at the Skelton 4-H Center


The Willard Amphitheatre

  • Outdoor amphitheatre with a beautiful view of Smith Mountain Lake
  • Perfect for concerts, festivals, weddings, and other special events
  • Can accommodate 1000+ people
  • Excellent views of stage area from all potential seating locations
  • Outstanding acoustics
  • Two (2) private, air-conditioned dressing rooms
  • Protective side curtains at the stage
  • 250 outdoor portable chairs available for events

For more information or to rent the Amphitheatre contact the 4-H Center at 540-721-2759

John G. Rocovich, Jr. Regional Shooting Sports Complex

The W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center is home to the state-of-the-art John G. Rocovich, Jr. Regional Shooting Sports Complex. This facility is unlike any other shooting sports facility in this part of the country, in fact it may be a one-of-a-kind! It is a “hybrid” shooting sports complex in that although it has many features of an “indoor” shooting range it is “open” on one end allowing for shooters to fire into an earthen berm outside of the range.

Amenities and features of the Rocovich Shooting Sports Complex include:

  • Eight (8) firing lines (future plans include expansion to 12 lanes)
  • Electronic/computerized target retrieval system
  • Range Officers Command Booth featuring a command station with hundreds of programmable options to meet a variety of needs (law enforcement, etc.)
  • Climate-controlled classroom space
  • Administrative office (climate controlled)
  • Armory (climate controlled)
  • Dry fire room (climate controlled)
  • Bathroom facilities (climate controlled)
  • Covered outdoor teaching area

For more information on the John G. Rocovich, Jr. Regional Shooting Sports Complex contact the 4-H Center at 540.721.2759

The Friendship Retirement Community Wellness Center & Pharmacy

The 4-H Center is pleased to be the home of the Friendship Retirement Community Wellness Center. The camp infirmary is located on the upper floor, while the lower floor houses an exercise and weight room open year-round to Center guests.
Available equipment includes:

  • Two (2) Lifestep Machines
  • One (1) Treadmill
  • One (1) Lifecycle Machine
  • One (1) Cycle Plus Trainer
  • One (1) Maxicam Universal Weight Machine
  • One (1) Infinity III Multi-Station Training Center
  • One (1) Indoor Rower
  • Limited number of Free Weights

Along with the renovations of the Smith Central Activities Building, the Pharmacy was integrated into the Center’s Wellness plan in 2014. During the summer, this room serves as a vital resource for our campers, boasting the following amenities:

  • Fully stocked with over-the-counter medications as well as most accouterments found in a typical doctor’s office
  • Immediate access to one of the Center’s 2 AEDs
  • A recovery bed with privacy curtain
  • A couch for rest and treatment
  • A state-of-the-art medication storage and distribution system for use during4-H Summer Camp
  • A small refrigerator, sink, and lockable cabinets for medication security

Outside of camp, this room can be used for a multitude of needs or act as a pharmacy for visiting groups.

Camp Medic Center

In addition to the state-of-the-art medical facilities above, the 4-H Center employs two (2) Camp Medics each summer. The Camp Medics are typically certified EMTs or Registered Nurses and are considered on-duty at all times while campers are on the 4-H Center property.

The Camp Medics follow specific treatment procedures that are outlined by the 4-H Center’s advising physician. Any treatment that is outside of the training scope of the Camp Medics is handled by local E.M.S. or other medical professionals (Emergency Room, 4-H Center’s Advising Physician’s Office, Eye Doctor, etc.). All medication (prescription and over the counter) is kept and administered by the 4-H Center Camp Medics. Written logs are kept for all medications administered and all treatment given. You will be contacted if your child has an overnight stay in the Infirmary or needs additional medical treatment that would be provided outside of the 4-H Center.

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