Two three-day camps, for youth who've completed grades K-3, will be offered Tuesday through Thursday, July 9-11 and July 23-25 at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Nutritious lunch and snacks are included. Activities include arts and crafts, nature hikes and stories, forestry, science, wildlife, general ecology and natural resource conservation. Transportation will be provided at no extra cost for the July 9-11 session from the Sandy Vista Apartments and from Molalla for the July 23-25 session. Contact Jan Williams or Trisha White at 503-655-8635 for more information.
The Clackamas County 4-H program offers youth in grades 4-8 an overnight, week-long camping experience each July. Summer Camp provides young people the opportunity to explore the outdoors, learn new skills, meet new friends, practice leadership skills, and teaches campers how to live cooperatively with others. The camping program is directed by the Clackamas County 4-H Camp Committee and is held at the 4-H Youth Conference and Education Center near Salem. Campers from outside Clackamas County are welcome to attend.
Attending Summer Camp
Camper registration begins in early spring. Older youth who have completed grades 10-12 may apply to become a camp counselor. Counselor applicants receive more than 30 hours of leadership training prior to the camp experience. Counselor applications are usually available from the Extension office in January.
How You Can Help
Various camp scholarships are available for families that meet the criteria. If you would like to support our campers, please consider donating to our scholarship fund. Thank you to our 2012 sponsors!
Adult volunteers serve as camp staff and oversee the daily camp programs. We are happy to help you if you would like to join us!
The Metro 4-H program has natural science short-term day camps and overnight camps througough the year.