Overnight Camps at the 4-H Center
4-H camps teach youth to make their own decisions, solve problems, and manage their resources through hands-on learning. At camp, your kids experience living as a community by learning how to be responsible and think critically. Designed for the next generation of leaders, explorers, designers, and innovators, our 4-H camp helps build skills for life.
Registration is OPEN for Summer 2023—there's still time!
All youth are welcome at any session of 4-H Summer Camp. You don't have to be a 4-H member to join us. Camp is for everyone! Each camp below has a registration link, but they are all the same. Click any camp's registration, log in through Ideal-Logic (OSU's secure event registration platform for youth and other activities), and choose the camp that works for your family. With questions, reach out to Oregon 4-H Center director Darin Borgstadter or your local 4-H program coordinator.
Summer camp dates & themes
Sponsored by Benton & Linn Counties
The Four Rivers 4-H Camp invites youth who have just completed the 4th – 8th grade to participate in our fun filled summer camp! This year’s camp theme is "Shipwreck Lagoon" so come prepared to have a splashing good time at camp! Every day is filled with new adventures, new experiences and a whole lot of fun! Campers will participate in swimming, archery, adventure swing, hiking, canoeing, crafts and theme -based activities and games! The evenings will be filled with skits, campfire and songs. Campers are placed in small camp teams (4-6 campers) which are overseen by trained high school aged 4-H counselors, who are supervised by highly experienced and trained 4-H volunteers and 4-H faculty. All of the activity is located on the beautiful 4-H Center with over 320 acres of lush forest, open pasture land and peaceful ponds. Campers will sleep in rustic and comfortable cabins.
Camp I: July 11-15 | Camp II: August 15-19
Camp I sponsored by Marion, Polk, Yamhill & Tillamook Counties. Camp II sponsored by Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties
This overnight camp is designed to give youth hands-on out-door experiences and adventures in hiking, canoeing, fishing, archery, swimming, natural science, digital photography, crafts and more. Campers are placed in learning groups with trained high school age 4-H counselors who are supervised by 4-H Extension. Youth participate in traditional campfire activities with songs, skits, s’mores and more.
** Campers from Tillamook county registering for camp I (July) should contact 4-H Educator Dakota Lager for a unique registration link and pricing.
The Clackamas County 4-H program offers youth who have completed grades 4-8 an overnight, week-long camping experience that provides young people the opportunity to explore the outdoors, learn life skills, meet new friends, practice leadership skills, and teaches campers how to live cooperatively with others.
As we enjoy and learn about Stars and Constellations at camp this year, campers will enjoy: Acres of mature forest, a solar-heated swimming pool, Archery, canoeing, scenic nature trails, field games and hiking, Arts and Crafts, campfire, skits and singing fun camp songs.
- Staff are highly trained volunteers working year-long to provide a safe and nurturing environment while dedicated to the personal growth of youth.
- Counselors are high school students who have completed over 30 hours of Counselor Training and are assigned to cabins of 6-12 campers
- A camp nurse is on duty 24 hours a day.
- A certified lifeguard is stationed at the pool and ponds during all water activities.
- The experienced kitchen staff prepares three nutritious meals a day.
Campers who have completed 7th & 8th grades will have the chance to join in specially designed leadership and team-building activities. These may include a challenge rope course, field trips, and a special camp-out.
Sponsored by 4-H Wildlife Stewards
Designed for the next generation of leaders, explorers, designers and innovators, our 4-H Wildlife Stewards camp helps build skills for life.
Camper activities include: wildlife classes, swimming, arts & crafts, canoeing, archery, adventure swings, theater, sports/games, hiking, campfire programs and much more.
Wildlife Stewards Camp staff includes both teen and adult volunteers who are selected for their interest and ability to encourage positive youth development, as well as their wildlife and outdoor skills. Campers receive lots of opportunities for small group interactions, social skill building, and one-on-one relationship building with mentors from 4-H staff and volunteer leaders.
Sponsored by Oregon 4-H Outreach
The camp is designed to develop leadership skills and improve knowledge to increase the academic possibilities for Latino children youth, students from other cultures and backgrounds and their families in Oregon. Students Learn while having fun outdoors, about science, engineering, technology, art, etc. The students will develop leadership skills, learn about culture, and participate in sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, rowing and swimming, among others.
Outreach Camps Registration Link