Thursday, March 8, 2012

4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp

4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp

July 29 – August 4, 2012
Camp Chickagami
Presque Isle, Michigan

Teens 12 – 15 years old:

Go charter fishing, snorkeling or sailing! Hike through forests! Wade through wetlands! Explore dunes! These are just a few of the exciting activities you can do at 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp.

If you want to have fun and amazing outdoor hands-on learning experiences, come to the week-long adventure known as 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp.

 Ten reasons to attend camp
1.  Have fun in the great outdoors doing camp activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and having a campfire!
2. Learn about and enjoy Great Lakes ecol­ogy and Michigan’s diverse natural resources.
3. Explore natural resources management issues and what you can do to help.
4. Find out about careers related to the Great Lakes and natural resources.
5. Learn from Michi­gan State University faculty, MSU Exten­sion program staff and others who are also natural resources experts.
6. Discover environmental education proj­ects that you can do at home.
7. Make new friends from across the state and learn about where they are from.
8. Enjoy a chance to be independent from your family in a safe, friendly environment.
9. Learn new ideas, skills and techniques you can use for the rest of your life.
10. Develop your leadership abilities.

When and where is camp?
4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp will be held July 29 to August 4, 2012. Lodging, meals and programming will take place at Camp Chicka­gami, near the shore of Lake Huron between Alpena and Rogers City. The state-licensed camp has dormitory-style cabins, a dining hall, and toilet and shower facilities.

Who should attend?
You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp!
You can apply to attend 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp if you’ll be aged 13 to 15 during camp. (Note: If you’ll be entering eighth grade in the fall after camp but have a late sum­mer or fall birthday so you’ll only be 12 during camp, you may still apply.)
Space is limited to 70 campers.

How much does camp cost?
The fee of $335 for campers who are 4-H members and $345 for campers who are not 4-H members includes meals and snacks, lodging, a T-shirt, and program and activity fees. Donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation, Michigan Sea Grant Extension and Michigan State University Extension generously offset about 26 percent of the real $450-a-camper cost!

How do I apply?
You can download a camp application from or pick one up from your county Michigan State University Extension office. The packet includes the Camper Application, Code of Conduct, Parent or Guardian Consent forms, and optional partial scholarship request information.
Send your completed application packet and deposit ($100 for 4-H members; $110 for non-4-H members) by May 14 to:
4-H GLNR Camp Registration/Attn Holly Lacina Michigan State University 160 Agriculture Hall East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Please make the deposit check or money order pay­able to MSU and write 4-H GLNR Camp on the memo line.
If space is still available after May 14, late enroll­ments will be accepted with a $25 late fee until camp fills or until June 8, 2012, whichev­er comes first. The remaining $235 payment is due by June 11, 2012, along with additional forms that will be sent to you in a camper accep­tance letter.

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