Urban West Region


Urban West Region 4-H Camps

As America's largest youth development organization, 4-H offers youth, families and adult volunteers of all ages many ways to engage, grow and serve through clubs, camps, contests, conferences, special interest groups, in-school and after school programs, and more! It's about young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be future leaders. Urban West Region consists of Clay, Jackson and Platte counties. The region has a diverse community of youth building life skills, contributing to their community and becoming college and career ready.

Our team of 4-H youth leaders, volunteers and staff are eager to provide a fun, rewarding experience for the youth in our region. As we monitor COVID-19 in our area and examine the ability to provide a safe environment for our participants, we ask you to be open-minded and fluid as dates and locations are subject to change. As of June 1, camps will follow local ordinances related to event restrictions, face coverings and social distancing.

We value youth leadership! To learn more about how youth ages 12-18 can be involved, see Camp counselor info.

Camp counselor info


Campers will need to register for each camp individually. All camps except 4-H Clover Kids Camp will register through 4-H Online.

4-H Online registration

How to create a 4-H Online profile (PDF)

How to register for an event in 4-H Online (PDF)

Check back regularly, updates will be made weekly or as available.

Camp Ages Tentative dates Cost
4-H Clover Kids Camp
Macken Park, Clay County
Focus on arts & crafts, science, nature, health/nutrition, hands-on activities.
Registration opening soon
Lead contact: Matilian Cassmeyer
Contact Matilian
4-7 June 14-18
4-H Summer Day Camp
Platte Ridge Park, Platte County
Explore 4-H projects through hands-on learning. Crafts, fishing and canoeing are always a highlight. Each session will be the same activities, but campers may choose a different project track.
Lead contact: Kaitlin Edwards
Contact Kaitlin
8-12 Session 1: June 21-25
Session 2: July 26-30

$40 per session
Platte County Youth Explorer Series
A variety of locations across Platte County
No topics are left behind. Campers will explore STEAM, arts and communication, animals, gardening, outdoor adventures and much more!
Funded by Platte County Parks and Rec and MU Extension in Platte County
Lead contact: Kaitlin Edwards
Contact Kaitlin
8-12 June 14 - Outdoor Adventures-Platte Falls Conservation
June 17 - Science and Technology-Platte Ridge Park
June 28 - Gardening-Barry Platte
July 8 - Animal Science-Red Barn Farm
July 12 - Nature Resources-Green Hills of Platte Wildlife Preserve
July 19 - Arts and Communication-English Landing
8am-4pm each day
$5 per session
A Day on the Farm Day Camp
Weston Red Barn Farm, Platte County
Come be a farmer for a morning! A unique hands-on learning experience for any youth ages 8-12. Youth will learn the science behind farming with animals and plants. Different activities each day. Come get your hands dirty!!
Lead contact: Kaitlin Edwards
Contact Kaitlin
8-12 June 15, 16, 18
July 13, 14, 16

8am-Noon each day
$25 per session
Teen Camp
Ennovation Center, Jackson County
Guest chef cooking class and Jr. chef cook-off competition, field trip to learn where food comes from, and designing your favorite foodie t-shirt while learning entrepreneurship skills.
Lead contact: Shachunda Hampton
Contact Shachunda
13-18 July 19-21

We strive to provide an equal opportunity for our participants. University of Missouri Extension complies with Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If your child/ren have a disability and need accommodations to participate in an educational program or event, or need materials in an alternate format, please contact the lead contact for the camp of your interest. Registration scholarships are also available.

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Urban Region has a unique opportunity to offer a wide variety of opportunities. We are in the process of expanding our delivery, if you have an idea or would like to get connected to a 4-H program near you...