Thursday, May 4, 2017

2017 4-H Camp

You have all been anxiously awaiting it, and now it is here! The 2017  4-H Summer Camp will be held July 11-13 at Clear Lake Education Center, located in the Hiawatha National Forest. Campers (ages 9-13) will enjoy participating in a variety of fun, hands-on educational activities while at camp, including a high ropes challenge*, nature exploration, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, and lots of group activities. Youth do not have to be a current 4-H member to attend camp, but they will enroll in 4-H as part of their registration process.

Older youth (ages 14 and up) are needed to serve as Junior Counselors. Youth serving in these positions will provide leadership (along with an Adult) to a cabin of younger campers. Junior Counselors will need to attend a Counselor Training the day before Camp begins (July 10th at 2:30 p.m. in Marquette County). Junior Counselors will be given the opportunity to participate in high ropes after their group of campers have gone through the course and for a $25 fee. 

Adult MEN and Adult WOMEN  (ages 20 or older) are needed to serve as Adult Counselors. Adults serving in these roles must complete the MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process before they are accepted as volunteers. Adults provide oversight for a cabin of campers and youth counselors.

The Early Bird cost of 4-H Camp is $55 per youth already enrolled in 4-H ($65 for youth not yet enrolled in 4-H) and includes everything campers will need; daily meals, snacks, lodging, all program supplies, crafts, and instruction. This price goes up after June 1st to $75 for 4-H members and $85 for youth not yet enrolled. Youth Counselors and Adult Volunteers attend camp at no cost.

Space at camp is limited. Registration will be completed in the order that applications and payment are received. The final day to register a camper (space permitting) is June 23, 2017. Counselor and Adult registrations must be submitted no later than June 16, 2017.

For questions or more information, please contact Liana Graves at the MSU Extension Office. Call 906.475.5731or 906-315-2663 or email

****All NEW this year: Online Registration and Payment!!****
Click here to go to the registration page. 

If you need assistance completing the online registration, please contact Liana at the MSU Extension office and she can help you. 
If you do not wish to pay online, you can still pay by check. 
****Please make all CHECKS out to Michigan State University ****

Busing Information
We are working out the details for Marquette County busing. This is an additional cost of $15.00 and will be limited to the first 25 youth to request this option. Please contact Liana at the MSU Extension Office at 906-315-2663 to sign up.

*High ropes can only be offered if a minimum number of campers attend camp.

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