4-H Junior Camp

4-H Camp will be held June 26-30, 2020.

Registration information will be posted in April.

About Camp

This five day, four night camp is open to youth who are at least 8 years old and have completed third grade through 7th grade (no older than 13 years old). Camp is held on Kelleys Island in June and is open to both 4-H Club Members and Non-Members.

Members stay in cabins with 6-9 other campers and 1-3 trained teen counselors. They participate in sessions of their choice, as well as large group activities and programs with their cabins. Campers spend most of their time being active outdoors, weather permitting. Our camp goals are to provide a fun, safe environment for youth to experience new things, learn and grow. Teen counselors complete a screening and selection process, as well as a six month training and planning program. The teen counselors plan and implement most programming, with guidance from the 4-H Extension Educator, Gwen Soule, and 7-8 local adult volunteers.

Our county camps on beautiful Kelleys Island in Lake Erie at Erie County 4-H Camp, Inc. A volunteer board of directors operates the camp facility, along with one paid summer program director. They also hire 6-8 summer staff members (typically college interns) to assist with logistics and programing. Staff are all screened and trained according to the board and Ohio State University's policies.