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Minnesota 4-H conducts camps all year long at various locations. Most camps are held in the summer. At camp, youth can work on projects they are already doing or start new ones.

4-H campers have the same high-quality, hands-on learning experiences that they have in clubs, events or fairs, but can spend more time on them. Activities are designed to develop a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of nature and our relationship to it.

Camps may vary in length from day-long to two-week adventures in locations close to nature. Activities and themes vary by camp location.

Child and Adult digging in soil

Who can participate?

All youth are welcome! (Note that grade/age requirements will vary by camp.)

4-H camp participants must complete the 4-H enrollment process (prior or current 4-H enrollment is not required). Learn more about 4-H enrollment here.

2015 camps

Information about 4-H camping events in 2015 will be posted as we receive it. Camps are listed below, as much as possible, in the order they'll take place. This information will also be posted on individual county Extension office pages.

4-H X-Camp

Work alongside University of Minnesota faculty in a variety of topics, using university resources!  Engage in hands-on activities in animal science, natural resources, business, science and mathematics, and more!  See what it’s like to be college student – stay on campus for 3 days and 2 nights!  Meet students and faculty at the University of Minnesota Crookston!  Make new 4-H friends from northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota!

Anoka County Camp Salie

Camp Salie is located in Linwood Township and has hiking trails through wetlands, mature forests, a recreation hall, cabins and more. 4-H Camp Salie programs encourage campers to enjoy nature, make new friends and have fun! 2015 summer camp offerings include both overnight camping and day camping experiences, including a free family day camp.

Family day camp

This is a FREE opportunity for families to have a mini-camp experience including games, hands-on craft, engaging in nature, a delicious lunch and more! Tour the facility and meet camp staff

Summer day camps

4-day overnight camp

2-day overnight camp

Download this flyer for registration information and more details about all the 4-H Camp Salie experiences listed above, or contact Anoka County 4-H at 763-755-1280.

PICCKM Regional Camp (Pine, Isanti, Chisago, Carlton, Kanabec & Mille Lacs)

Experience the fun and excitement of 4-H Regional Summer Camp!  At camp, youth will sing silly camp songs, sleep in cabins, enjoy a s'more at campfire, go swimming, make awesome crafts, and so much more.

Out of this World Camp

This exciting three day, two night 4-H camp is held on the beautiful University of Minnesota Morris campus. Participants will experience large and small group activities, a variety of 5 educational tracks, time with trained 4-H camp counselors, swimming, a campfire each evening and experiencing life in college dorms.

Camp Benton

Camp Benton is an overnight camp beaming with activities! A new theme every year, to be determined for 2015. Like always at Camp Benton there will be games, recreation, dancing, swimming, campfires, skits, canoeing, adventures and more.

Shooting Sports and Wildlife Camp

Explore the disciplines of the MN 4-H Shooting Sports and Wildlife Program with certified instructors in Archery, Air Rifle, Air Pistol or BB Gun and Wildlife. Camp may also include Canoe/Paddleboard/Kayaks, Swimming, Fishing, ATV Safety and 4-H Camp fun! Hours at camp will count as on-line training and wildlife hours for eligibility at the MN 4-H State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational.

Jr Camp

Our theme this year is "Call of the Wild."

Related events

4-H camp counselor training

Camp counselor training is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to be an effective camp counselor and leadership team member. Training topics include: role of camp counselor, theme and program development, recreation leadership, group facilitation, conflict resolution, outdoor environment and nature programming, and much more. More Info

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info

Camping resources

Beginning to learn about camping:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Project leader resources

Other online resources


Rebecca Meyer,, 1-888-241-0724 (ext. 6467)

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