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4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp

NOTE:  We are preparing and training our 4-H camp summer staff with the new health guidelines that allows us to operate our 4-H Wildlife Stewards Summer camp this year.  While we remain hopeful that we will not have to cancel camp again the summer, we realize things could change.  We are bound by the Oregon health guideline and OSU guidelines. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

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.

4-H Camp Leadership Program Registration (by invitation only)

4-H Camper registration (NOW OPEN but space is limited.  Sign up early)

Who: 4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp is a traditional resident summer camp for boys and girls grades 2-6 (NOTE: age availability may change due to COVID health guideline restrictions).

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 with 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!  Full registration is $545 before June 1st.  Returning campers and 4-H members receive a $25.00 discount.  Discounts are also available for siblings.  Financial aid is also available for those who have financial need.

2021 Summer Camp Details


July 27-31, 2021


Returning campers and students from 4-H Partner schools receive an additional $25 discount. Sibling discounts are also available.

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