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Two options for 4-H Wild West CAMP in 2016:

      5 night Camp  July 11-16, 2016 - Cost is $260

      4 night Camp  August 16-20, 2016 - Cost is $225

Early Registration is March 18 - May 1.

Questions contact

 Questions contact 

The 4-H Wild West Camp is held at the Oregon 4-H Center just 7 miles northwest of Salem. To learn more about the 4-H center facilities, including maps, check out their website at: 4-H Center website.   It is open to all youth completing grades 4-7 (need not be a 4-H member).  This overnight camp is designed to give youth hands-on outdoor experiences like hiking, riding horses, canoeing, fishing, archery, swimming, natural science, digital photography, crafts, and more.  Campers are placed with trained high school age 4-H counselors and supervised by 4-H youth development staff.  Youth participate in traditional campfire activities with songs, skits, s'mores and more.

After May 1st, Late Registration is an additional $40.

Online credit card payment option. (Must still complete the camper registration & waiver form below) 

Horse Track -  Although all Wild West campers have one horse riding class, horse track campers get a class every day and stay in the bunkhouses at Horse Camp.  Campers will participate in the same free time activities, meals, and evening programs as regualar Wild West Campers.  Horse Track is open to youth completing grades 6 & 7.   Cost is an additional $100.  

4-H Wild West Horse Camp - July 6-9  

Similar to the 4-H Horse Track, this camp is open to youth completing grades 4-7.  This is designed to be a small camp of up to 20 youth with the focuse on learning more about horses.  There will be some recreational classes like Archery, Swimming, Canoeing as well.  Cost is $200.


Wild West Camp Registration Forms (4 pages)

Wild West Camp Flyer

Wild West Camp Schedule 2015

Wild West Camp Parent Information

What to bring to camp

Please complete this form if your child is bringing Medication to camp

Camp Medication Form

What's this Camp All About?

A Healthy Camp Starts at Home!

Essentials of Homesickness Prevention

4-H Outdoor School - 2015

Monday - Wednesday, September 14th - 16th,2015

Focus on Homeschool Grades 5th - 8th

OSU Flyer

Parents Info

Schedule - 2015


What to Bring


Medical form

Letter Home-2015


Polk County Camps Scholarship (used for ALL camps)


Junior Master Gardener Day Camp   Grades K-4

All JMG Camps       9:30am-2:30pm

TBA for 2016

Registration per camp:  $35   Earlybird: $30 by June 5th  ($60 Family Maximum)

We are seeking older youth to help as counselors.

A Healthy Camp Starts at Home!

Essentials of Homesickness Prevention

Camps are open to all.  You do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend.

Polk County Camps Scholarship (used for ALL camps)


OSU Summer Conference Link to State Website



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...

    The Top Five Reasons Kids Should Go to Camp

    Is Your Child Ready for Sleep Away Camp?

    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.”