4-H Wildlife Stewards Summer Camp

Overnight Resident 4-H Camp

HOLD THE DATE FOR 2018: July 24-28, 2018

Camp Cost:  TBD

  • Camp Discounts:  $25.00 discount for returning 4-H campers, active 4-H members and students from 4-H Partner Schools
  • Sibling discount:  $20.00 (one sibling discount per family)
  • Camp Scholarships (click here to download form)


2018 Online Camp Registration -Opens December 1, 2017

2017 4-H Camp Photos (Check out all the FUN!!)

If you wish to register using hard copy registration forms, please contact Maureen Hosty


Important Camp Details

About Our Camp 

Youth Campers

For more than 100 years, Oregon State University Extension 4-H camping has been a proven and effective method of teaching youth life skills and providing a safe, engaging and FUN learning experience that provides lifelong friendships and memories for a lifetime. 4-H camping teaches youth to make their own decisions, solve problems, and manage their resources by providing hands-on experiential learning. Through involvement in the 4-H camping program, youth gain a better appreciation of living as a community by learning how to become more responsible and think critically.

Who: 4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp is a traditional resident summer camp for boys and girls grades 2-6.

Where: 4-H Education Center in Salem, OR. Located just 7 miles northwest of Salem in the beautiful rolling Eola Hills, the center includes 325 acres of mixed forests, meadows, and ponds which a rich outdoor classroom for exploring wildlife and nature.

What: Designed for the next generation of leaders, explorers, designers and innovators our 4-H camp helps build skills for life. Activities include: horseback riding, fishing, wildlife classes, swimming, arts & crafts, canoeing, archery, adventure swings, outdoor cooking, theatre, sports/games, hiking, campfire programs and much more.

Staff: Carefully selected and trained staff and an on- site nurse help provide a safe, caring, friendly camp community with a low staff/camp ratio to ensure all kids have a safe and highly engaging experience (ratio 1:3).

Costs and Scholarships: Our 4-H resident camp is the most affordable camp in the area! Financial aid is also available for those who have financial need. 

Youth Leadership Program 

  • 7th-8th Grade Counselor in Training Program
    A special program at our Junior 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program is a Leadership Program for 7th-8th graders called the Counselor in Training (CITs). First year CITs attend special leadership classes, are assigned leadership roles at camp, stay in cabins with other CITs, and participate in a special overnight camp out during camp. 
  • 8th  Grade Junior Counselors (must have completed the CIT program).   Junior Counselors assist teen counselors in the youth cabins, take leadership classes, and must have completed the Counselor in Training program. The Junior Counselor program prepares youth completing 8th to become a camp counselor once they complete 9th grade, develop their leadership skills, and at the same time explore wildlife and the environment in a fun atmosphere. 
  • Teen Counselors (9th-12th grade). Any youth who has completed 9th-12th grade is eligible to apply for a teen counselor position at the 4-H Wildlife Stewards camp.  4-H Teen leaders are a very important part of the camp staffing plan. 4-H Teen Camp Counselors are both givers and receivers of 4-H camp educational programs.

Camp Facilities

The Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center is a rich outdoor classroom for exploring wildlife and nature. Located just 7 miles northwest of Salem in the beautiful rolling Eola Hills, the center includes 325 acres of mixed forests, meadows, and ponds.

The center features weatherized and heated cabins, modern restrooms, a large dining hall, rock climbing wall, archery range, a swimming pool and bath-house and a new recreation hall with basketball and gym..

Canoes, adventure swings, a well stocked fishing pond and miles of hiking trails make this an ideal setting for exploring and learning. Horseback riding takes place at our horse camp, which includes a riding arena, stalls, a barn, and restroom facilities.