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Child and Adult digging in soil

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.

Who can go to 4-H camp?

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

4-H camp participants must enrol in 4-H -- we'll tell you about that when you sign up for camp. Being enrolled in 4-H opens up lots of learning opportunities. Learn more about enrollment here.

2017 camps

Camps are listed by date and posted as we get their information. Check your local Extension office for a camp near you.


Regional 4-H Camp

The 2017 4-H Regional Camp is a unique camping opportunity for any youth in grades 3-6 (2016.2017 school year).  This educational and recreational program offering enhances the experience through a rewarding opportunity uniquely situated in a natural setting.  Camp is held at a full service facility that offers top quality dorms, a full menu of great food, and a wide variety of recreational activities!

Camp tracks for this year include: Amazing Art, Avengers Assemble, Exciting Energy, Kapow! Kitchen Fun, Super Stitchers, Villains and Video.  Each camper will have the opportunity to explore one of these superhero themed tracks learning about various 4-H project areas while incorporating a lot of fun!



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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