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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. 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.

2015 camps

Information about 4-H camping events in 2015 will be posted as we receive it. It will also be posted on individual county Extension office pages.

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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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