Please read the following
information carefully and share it with your child. We welcome you to
a fun week of learning, sharing, caring and growing through our summer
STAFF AND INSTRUCTORS
Your Camp Director is Chuck Packard. Chuck has been a 4-H Leader and Camp Director for 15 years. Maureen is the 4-H Youth Extension Faculty for Agents for the Portland
Metro area and provides leadership to the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp. She has worked with 4-H camps for over 25 years. The 4-H Camp Staff includes
both teen and adult volunteer staff. Participants receive a high degree
of small group interaction and personal attention from 4-H staff and
volunteer leaders. These people have been chosen for their interest
and ability in working with other people, as well as their skills in
special areas. They undergo extensive pre-camp training before taking
on this assignment as activity instructors and counselors.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The health and safety of
campers are closely monitored. The camp provides nutritious and balanced
meals. The site has hot and cold running water, showers, and flush toilets.
There are medical personnel on staff to attend to participants’
The camp program has limited
medical insurance on every participant - coverage extends only to accidents
and illnesses originating at camp. The accident limit is $3000; for
sickness, $1000. Pre-existing illness is not covered. The camp has an
This camp is open to boys
and girls completing grades 3-6 in June 2015.
A special program at our Junior 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program is a Leadership Program for 7th-8th graders called the Counselor in Training (CIT's). First year CIT's attend special leadership classes, are assigned leadership roles at camp, stay in cabins with other CIT's, and participate in a special overnight camp out during camp.
Junior Counselors assist teen counselors in the youth cabins, take leadership classes, and must have completed the CIT program. The junior counselor program prepares youth completing grade 8 to become a camp counselor once they complete 9th grade, develop their leadership skills, and at the same time explore wildlife and the environment in a fun atmosphere.
Every effort will be made
to provide special services or accommodations to participants on an
as-needed basis, pending availability. Please let us know your special
needs four weeks in advance by indicating so in the appropriate section
on the registration form.
If the cost of camp is affecting
your decision to attend 4-H camp, be sure to check out 4-H camp scholarships.
Significant camp scholarships are available to 4-H members through your
local 4-H Leaders Association. If you are an active 4-H member, contact
your local 4-H office to receive scholarship applications.
Final payment of all camp
fees must be received by July 15, 2015. Mail to the 4-H Wildlife Stewards
Camp: Box 7172 , Aloha, OR 97007 with checks payable
to: 4-H Junior Wildlife Stewards Camp.
CHILD CAN BE ADMITTED TO CAMP UNTIL FEES ARE PAID IN FULL!
100% of the registration
fee will be refunded if cancellation is requested 10 business days (July
14, 2015) or more before the activity.
50% of the registration fee
will be refunded if cancellation occurs five to nine (July 21, 2015)
business days before the 4-H activity begins.
No refunds will be made when
cancellations occur within 5 business days of the activity or when the
registrants do not show up for the activity.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
You may register your camper
from 9:00-11:00 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Parents are welcome to tour the facilities
at check-in time. However, to assist in the transition process, we request
parents depart shortly after the check-in procedure. Our camp will end
with a closing ceremony which we would like you to be part of. It will
be a time to share your child's camping experience as we recap the week’s
events. The closing ceremony will be from 1-2 pm on August 1st,. Please
plan to stay for the entire program, as your child will be an important
part in a skit. Parents may check their child out of camp from 2:00
- 2:30 pm on Saturday, August 1st. Your promptness is appreciated. If
someone other than a parent is picking up your child, we need to know
that at registration, and need a permission-to-release form signed
by you before we release your child to another adult. Your understanding
in this is appreciated.
TEEN COUNSELORS AND ADULT
Our camp prides itself on the ratio of camp staff to campers. Trained teen counselors will
be assigned 5-6 campers each during the 5 days of camp. It is their
responsibility to be with the campers from Camp “Rise and Shine”
In addition to our teen counselor
staff a staff of 10-12 adult counselors will also be on-site at all times.
Adult counselors teach project classes and provide leadership and supervision
to the entire camp program. Each cabin group is also assigned an adult leader who serves as primary adult leader for that group.
If your child becomes homesick,
we will make every attempt to encourage the child to stay. If the child
still wishes to leave, the parents will be called. Parents should be
prepared to come pick up their child from camp if their child continues
to be homesick and upset about being away from home.
We have found that having
children call home encourages homesickness. It can also become a problem
for a cabin group as they learn of someone else being able to make calls
outside of camp. It is therefore the policy of our 4 H camp to encourage
children to write home, but not call. Helping campers overcome homesickness
is part of their camp experience. Speaking to your child in advance
can alleviate many feelings of homesickness once they arrive.
We have daily mail service
at camp. The address is:
Oregon 4-H Center
c/o 4-H Junior Wildlife Stewards Camp
5390 4-H Rd., NW
Salem, OR 97304
To ensure your letter arrives
during their camp session, we suggest mailing letters or cards before
the camp begins.
QUESTIONS AND ADDITIONAL
If you have questions or
want additional applications, please call the 4-H office at (503) 657-7385.
In order for your application
to be complete please send the following items to the OSU 4-H Extension
Office by JULY 15th.
- Camp youth application (with signed health card)
- Camp fee balance
Please send these above items
by JULY 15th to
Wildlife Stewards Camp
Aloha, OR 97007
In case of an emergency during
our week at camp, parents can
contact camp staff at (503) 371-4064.