Urban West Summer Day Camp: Learner Exploration Series

UMKC, June 10-14, 2024, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn about animal science, art, financial literacy, and STEM topics. Youth will "learn by doing" through our interactive activities and field trips. NOTE: Youth participants will be leaving the camp site to attend two field trips throughout the week. Transportation permission is required.

Registration is open to youth ages 8 to 12 in Clay, Jackson and Platte counties.

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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 each year.
  • Extension 4-H specialists and the families they serve consider 4-H camp experiences 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, and the results showed that:
    • 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


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