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. Learn here about our most updated Camp Health Safety Plan (https://oregonstate.box.com/s/thpyf517hqprn8xdbvxokidm4ujycxvf).
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 Camper registration (https://apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension?key=F3T9-25VWY_K9KH-5PTF_49d322de) (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 ages 8-12. (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 (https://forms.gle/o55BRZEVYQVSN1jo8) is also available for those who have financial need.
Parent Camper Information Packet: click here (https://oregonstate.box.com/s/pi4pdg3u0vrw581e07h6hcpil6xzuw0t) This packet provides all the details on what to pack, maps, camp mail and more.
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.