Camping program

The 4-H camping program serves Audrain, Clark, Knox, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Lewis, and Scotland counties.

Camp sessions for 2018

  • Junior Camp (ages 8-11): June 3-6
  • Teen Camp (ages 12-14): June 6-9

Camper Application (PDF) - due May 1


4-H camps have a greater impact than most people may imagine — camp does develop life skills in youth, and we have proof!

  • Well over 1,000 youth and teens attend 4-H camps in Missouri annually.
  • Extension 4-H Specialists and the families they serve consider 4-H Camp experiences as a high priority program. 4-H Campers ages 10-13 and their parents were surveyed in 2005 and again in 2006 to determine the effectiveness of Missouri 4-H Camps in developing life skills in youth.
  • 72.6% of youth and 84.3% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that 4-H camp improves skills in learning to learn.
  • 82.4% of youth and 80.1% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that 4-H camp improves self-responsibility skills.

A Survey of 4-H Campers and Their Parents: Executive Summary (PDF)

"Because of camp"

Video promo from American Camp Association


"Ready for camp?"

by Bob Ditter

Sharing Personal Information about Your Child with Summer Camp Professionals. How much should you tell about your child?
Bob Ditter is a child, adolescent and family therapist in Boston, Mass. He consults with youth agencies throughout the United States, including The American Camp Association (ACA), The Girl Scouts of the USA, The YMCA, Salvation Army and many others.


Additional information regarding Camping from the parent's perspective can be found at site sponsored by the American Camp Association:


Photo: Group of campers sitting together








Stephanie Femrite
4-H Youth Development Specialist