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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.
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)
Please complete this form if your child is bringing Medication to camp
Monday - Wednesday, September 14th - 16th,2015
Focus on Homeschool Grades 5th - 8th
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.
Camps are open to all. You do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend.
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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—
For the campers’ parents—
“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.”