Meeting new friends and trying new things are two great reasons kids love coming to camp! Have you paddled a canoe, ridden a horse or made a tie dyed shirt before? Campers participate in classes on a broad range of topics such as natural science, technology (GPS or Robots) and even cooking!  4-H camps take place at the Oregon 4-H Center in Salem and in local county based sites as well. Some camps have specific themes of interest to campers such as the Junior Wildlife Stewards Camp. So check it out and find the camp that is right for you. Which ever camp you pick- it will be the best thing you did all summer!  Watch a video of the Oregon 4-H Center today!

Overnight Camps held at the Oregon 4-H Center

Mini Camp, June 12- June 14
Explore your first overnight camp experience with The 4-H Mini Camp. It is a 2 night camp open to youth completing grades 2nd-4th.  The camp allows youth who would normally be too young to attend Wild West Camp the chance to get a taste of camp life. Activities include hiking, swimming, archery and canoeing, in addition to traditional campfire songs and skits. Camper will be placed with high school aged Wild West counselors and Counselors-in-training as well as  adult staff members or volunteers. Youth will be staying in self-contained cottages that sleep 16 and have their own restrooms.  Cost is $80 if registered by May 22nd, $15 late fee after May 22nd.
Contact: Judi Peters
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Linn-Benton-Lincoln-Tillamook  Camp, June 27 – July 3, 2015. . For youth from these counties who have completed 4th - 8th grade. Camp fills fast, so contact Extension office for registration opening date. Rustic and comfortable lodging at the 320 acre 4-H Center, and excellent meals and facilities. Recreation includes swimming, archery, adventure swing, canoeing, crafts and more. Educational hands-on classes, with natural resources focus. Cost: $210, or higher with bus transportation. Scholarships may be available through your county OSU Extension office. High school age counselors are needed! Applications are available in February from: Contact:  Robin Galloway 541-967-3871.\

4-H Wild West Camp, July 13 - July 18, 2015
The 4-H Wild West Camp is held at the Oregon 4-H Center just 7 miles northwest of Salem. To learn more about the 4-H center facilities, including maps, check out their website at: 4-H Center website.   It is open to all youth completing grades 4-7 (need not be a 4-H member).  This overnight camp is designed to give youth hands-on outdoor experiences like hiking, riding horses, canoeing, fishing, archery, swimming, natural science, digital photography, crafts, and more.  Campers are placed with trained high school age 4-H counselors and supervised by 4-H youth development staff.  Youth participate in traditional campfire activities with songs, skits, s'mores and more.

Cost is $225 per camper if registered by June 16, 2014. ($35 late fee after June 16). 

Online credit card payment option. (Must still complete the camper registration & waiver form below)

Horse Track is open to 6th & 7th graders.   Although all campers have one horse riding class, campers in horse track get a class every day and stay in the bunkhouses at Horse Camp.  Space is limited; Last year it filled up on the first day in  March.  

Contact: Mike Knutz 503-434-8913

Clackamas County 4-H Camp, July 20 - July 25, 2015
The Clackamas County 4-H Summer Camp offers youth in grades 4-8 an overnight, week-long camping experience each July. Spend the week living in cabins, learning about the environment, creating arts and crafts, and participating in archery, fishing, canoeing, swimming, singing, campfires, field games, and much more FUN!  Summer Camp provides young people the opportunity to explore the outdoors, learn new skills, meet new friends, practice leadership skills, and teaches campers how to live cooperatively with others. Our camping program is directed by the Clackamas County 4-H Camp Committee and is held at the 4-H Youth Conference and Education Center near Salem. Campers from outside Clackamas County are welcome to attend and 4-H membership is not necessary. Cost: Early registration by June 15 - $249, after that $299. Scholarships application available upon request.
Contact: Kelly Redwine  503-655-8635

4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp, July 28 - August 1, 2015. 
For Campers completing grades 3 - 6
Explore wildlife and the wonders of nature in an outdoor setting. Activities include fishing and aquatic habitats, wildlife tracking, nature crafts, bird watching, forestry, canoeing, campfires and more. Campers take new responsibilities, learn new skills and participate in a hands-on wildlife restoration project. 4-H membership not required.  $295 before June 1, $345 after June 1. Scholarships may be available through your county office and a limited number of financial need scholarships are available through 4-H Wildlife Stewards.
Contact: Maureen Hosty, 503-657-7385

Previous camps - awaiting update information for 2015


 International Camp Elementary—Mario Magana
July 9-12



4-H Diverse Middle School International Summer Camp, August 19-23, 2014

What is the 4-H International Summer Camp about? Learning about career opportunities, how to prepare and apply for college and financial aid. During this camp you will meet a diverse set of college students and professionals in the state of Oregon.  Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn and explore careers related to natural resources, technology, engineering, health professions, nutrition, education, culture, music, and developing leadership skill. Recreational activities include but are not limited to the following: soccer, volleyball, basketball, archery, canoeing, and swimming.  Not to mention the camp is a lot of fun! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Cost? $100.00 (Scholarships of $50.00 are available)
Contact: Mario Magana /541-737-0925 /



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