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Wild West Camp 2017- camp is over 2018 info is not yet available

2017 Junior Master Gardener Day Camp  - Grades K-4 - is over, 2018 camp info is not available


Registration Form - Print and send/bring to Extension office

Scholarships may be available, see form below.

We are seeking older youth to help as counselors.

A Healthy Camp Starts at Home!

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)

4-H 2017 Outdoor School is over, 2018 information is not yet available

Outdoor School Flyer

Parents Info


What to Bring


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?  

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.”