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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 attend?

All youth are welcome. You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend. Age requirements vary by camp. Non 4-H members will need to complete a short-term enrollment form and turn it in with registration materials.

2014 camps

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Work with University professors doing hands-on activities in animal science, natural resources, creative writing and bookbinding, astronomy, welding, aviation, horticulture, marketing, and more! See what itís like to be college student - stay on campus! Make new 4-H friends from northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota!

For more information contact Margo Bowerman, 218-281-8695 or mbowerma@umn.edu.

McLeod County 4-H summer programs

Throughout June and July, McLeod County 4-H offers a variety of camps and programs for youth of all ages. You can take part in traditional day camps or let your creativity shine in paint and Pinterest parties. Learn about nature or engineering, insects or agriculture. You can learn the basics of quilting and sewing and even join an etiquette lunch-in! Locations, age limits and costs vary by program (some are free!). Download the program flyer to learn more about all the opportunities, then complete and submit the registration form.

For more information contact Jill Grams, 320-484-4305, 800-587-0770 or grams006@umn.edu.

Goin' for Green summer camp

Join other 4-H members and non-members from Carver, McLeod, Sibley and Scott counties at this Olympic-themed camp! Activities include winter Olympic games, cabin challenges, water Olympics, camp fires, educational sessions, scavenger hunts, evening programs and more!

Registration is limited to 100 campers and is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Doug Kasel at the Andover Regional office: 763-767-3839 or kasel015@umn.edu.

Travel through time at Wright County 4-H residence camp!

Join us for an overnight camp filled with hands-on learning, crafts, games, swimming, campfires, and more!   This year’s camp has a “time travel” theme, so we will be visiting the Wild West, the 1920s, the 1980s, the 3000s, and more!!!

For more information contact Nick Neaton, 763-682-7394 or wright@umn.edu.

Science Seekers 4-H camp

Youth in 3rd-6th grades are invited to attend the 2014 Science Seekers 4-H Camp. Campers will choose from among 6 tracks:

This is a three-day and two-night camping experience held at the University of Minnesota Morris Campus. Campers will have 7 hours of track time, small group experiences and lots of fun, while building new friendships.

For more information contact Brian McNeill, 320-589-1711 or mcnei006@umn.edu.

PICCKMW Regional Summer Camp

PICCKMW (Pine, Isanti, Carlton, Chisago, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Washington Counties) Camp is open to all youth that have completed grades 4-8. At this traditional residential camp, youth participate in activities such as crafts, swimming, songs, campfire, recreation, and more.

For more information contact Lorelei Finley, swens451@umn.edu.

Shooting Sports & Wildlife camp, Northern Minnesota

Attendees of this camp will participate in fishing, wildlife activities, range time, canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding, swimming, outdoor cooking and many more fun camp activities. Activities in this camp will count as on-line training and wildlife eligibility for the 4-H State Shoot.

For more information contact Margo Bowerman, mbowerma@umn.edu.

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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 small engines:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Project leader resources

Other online resources

Contact

Rebecca Meyer, meyer178@umn.edu, 1-888-241-0724 (ext. 6467)


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