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Camps are open to all. You do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend.
Wild West Camp Monday-Saturday: July 15-20, 2013 Grades 4-7
Cost is $215 per camper if registered by June 17, 2013. ($35 late fee after June 17).
Junior Master Gardener Day Camp (PDF) Grades K-5
Need not be enrolled in 4-H to attend! May attend one or all camps
Falls City (June 12-14, 2013) (Falls City Elementary School)
Dallas (June 17-19, 2013) (Dallas City Park - Arboretum area)
Monmouth (June 24-26, 2013) (Gentle Woods Park off of 99W)
Registration per camp: $30 Earlybird: $20 by June 5th ($50 Family Maximum)
We are seeking older youth to help as counselors.
OSU Summer Conference Link to State Website
Oregon Adventure (July 10-12, 2013) Grades 8-12
Registration, Heath and Code of Conduct Forms Organized by and led by
Scholarship forms for Camp 2013 (used for any camp)
Why Schools and Home Can't Compete with Camp
Dr. Michael Thompson, author of Homesick and Happy, and 100-year old charity Moorelands share reasons why summer camp can be life-changing Link to article...
What camp experience means
When 4-H alumni reminisce, they invariably point to 4-H camp, if they attended, as one of the highlights of their lives.
“For many, it was their first time away from home,” Tassin said. “They had to learn to make new friends and to try new things. They had to learn teamwork skills.”
In a survey of former campers and their parents, Tassin found tangible evidence of the value of the camping experience:
For the campers—
- 100% learned to do their share when working with others.
- 98% met new people they would like to stay in touch with and want to go back to camp next year.
- 93% learned to complete jobs they were responsible for and the importance of being on time.
For the campers’ parents—
- 100% felt the benefits of camp outweighed the cost; they were glad they sent their children to camp.
- 93% said their children were more willing to try to things because of camp.
- 90% felt their children gained self-confidence and respect for others.
“Camping is a unique learning opportunity,” Tassin said. “At 4-H camp we offer a nurturing, caring environment where everybody gets the chance to have fun and learn something new.”