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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 14-19, 2014 Grades 4-7
Cost is $225 per camper if registered by June 16, 2014 ($35 late fee after June 16).
Update: May 26 - Wild West Camp - girls are FULL! We are no longer taking registrations for girls.
Mini 4-H Camp Sunday-Tuesday: June 15-17 Grades 2-4 (Still taking registrations)
Explore your first overnight camp experience with The 4-H Mini Camp. It is a 2 night camp open to youth completing grades 2nd-4th. The camp allows youth who would normally be too young to attend Wild West Camp the chance to get a taste of camp life. Activities include hiking, swimming, archery and canoeing, in addition to traditional campfire songs and skits. Camper will be placed with high school aged Wild West counselors and Counselors-in-training as well as an adult staff member or volunteer. Youth will be staying in self-contained cottages that sleep 16 and have their own restrooms. Cost is $75 if registered by May 23rd, $15 late fee after May 23rd.
Junior Master Gardener Day Camp Grades K-4
All JMG Camps 9:30am-2:30pm
Need not be enrolled in 4-H to attend! May attend one or all camps
Dallas (June 18-20, 2014) (Dallas City Park - Arboretum area)
Monmouth (June 30-July 2, 2014) (Gentle Woods Park off of 99W)
Registration per camp: $35 Earlybird: $30 by June 5th ($60 Family Maximum)
We are seeking older youth to help as counselors.
OSU Summer Conference Link to State Website
Oregon Adventure (July 8-9, 2014) Grades 4-12
Flyer and schedule Overnight - bring sleeping gear!
Combined clubs: Polk 4-H Greenhorns and Polk 4-H Ambassadors. Limited spots available.
4-H Outdoor School (September 15-17, 2014) Focus on Homeschool Grades 5-8 OSU Flyer Registration Letter Home What to Bring Parents Info Schedule sample Medical form
Scholarship forms for Camp 2014 (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.”