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4-H Mini Camp 2015
REGISTRATION FOR 2015 4-H MINI CAMP IS NOW OPEN!
The 4-H Mini 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.
4-H MINI CAMP - JUNE 12-14
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 $80 if registered by May 22rd
Camp Medical Permission Form (Please return before camp if child is on medications)
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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—
- 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.”