It is time to sign up for 4-H Camp! Camp will be held June 16 to 19, 2023, at Camp Derricotte in Cuivre River State Park near Troy. All 4-H members ages 8 to 13 are encouraged to attend. Campers will participate in fun activities including making crafts, exploring hands-on activities, swimming, archery, robotics and singing fun songs. They will meet new friends, learn about our environment, and more. All the while campers will be developing social skills and building confidence in their ability to take care of themselves. Add traditional camp ceremonies to the mixture, and you have the perfect recipe for summer fun!

Campers will stay in cabins with other kids about the same age. This allows campers to stay in a cabin with their friends. Daytime activity groups (color groups to experienced campers) will be divided by age as well. That will allow kids to stay with their friends all day, and still meet other kids in the county that share their interests. All the campers will be together for evening activities, meals, and special programs. Our camp will have only Franklin, Gasconade, and St. Charles County 4-H’ers.

Camp registration cost is $195 (including a T-shirt) from April 12 to May 12. All registration must be done through 4HOnline. Camper registration and payment must be completed by May 12. There are no late registrations for camp. To register; sign into your family profile, then select the events tab and locate “Derricotte 4-H Camp Franklin, Gasconade & St. Charles [036]” to register any members ages 8-13 (4-H age). Repeat this process if a family has multiple members attending. 4-H members can invite non-4-H members to attend camp, (space permitting). If you would like to bring a non-4-H friend, contact Tanner for special instructions. Payments can be made by credit card in 4HOnline or by check/cash in the office. We prefer check or cash payments as they eliminate processing fees through 4HOnline. Make checks payable to your local Extension office (i.e., Franklin/Gasconade County Extension). All checks and cash for payment must be received to the Extension office by May 12 at 4:30 p.m. You can drop physical payment at your MU Extension office inside or in the locked mailbox at the front of the building at any time.

We want to assure your child can experience 4-H Camp. The same offers may also be available for your child's friend who is not a 4-H member. Please do not let the cost determine whether your child comes to camp without checking with us first. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about 4-H Camp.