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 is 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.
REGISTRATION OPENS March 1, 2022
Campers will need to Register for each camp individually. All camps Please see chart below for Registration links.
Check back regularly, updates will be made weekly or as available.
4-H Art Summer Camp SPIN Club
Platte County R-3 School District, Platte County
Students will work on a different art project each session, be introduced to a variety of art mediums such as clay, acrylic paints, and watercolor, and be inspired to think creatively. Students should dress in clothes that they can get paint on or bring an old shirt to put on over their clothes. There will also be time for games, leadership, and making new friends. Youth do not have to be a student at the school, attend summer school, or be a 4-H member to register.
Ages: 6–11 (Grades K–5)
Session 1: Pathfinder Elementary, 1951 NW 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64154
Session 2: Compass Elementary, 401 Kentucky Ave, Platte City, MO 64079
Tentative dates: Session 1: June 6-9, 12–2 PM and Session 2: June 13-17 (No Class June 15), 12–2 PM
4-H Clover Kids Camp
Macken Park, Clay County
Focus on arts & crafts, science, nature, health and nutrition, and hands on activities.
Tentative dates: June 13-17, 8am-Noon
Platte County Youth Soccer Clinic
Platte Ridge Park, Platte County
Youth will learn and practice basic soccer fundamentals, such as dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting the ball, through fun, heart-pumping activities. Also, youth will be exposed to nutrition concepts, such as the five food groups, which will be integrated into the activities. Plan to be active for the majority of the time with water breaks. Great for youth with or without soccer experience. Limited spots. Open to all (no need to be 4-H members or live in Platte County). Partnership with Platte County Parks and Rec and MU Extension Platte County.
Tentative dates: June 7–9, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
We have reached our capacity for this event, and registration is closed as of 5/27/2022.
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.
Tentative dates: June 20-23, 8am-4pm
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 and outdoor adventure and much more!
Partnership with Platte County Parks and Rec and MU Extension Platte County
June 10 Science and Technology - Platte Ridge Park
June 15 Outdoor Adventures - Platte Falls Conservation
June 29 Animal Science - Barry Park
July 6 Arts and Communication - English Landing
July 13 Nature Resources - Green Hills of Platte Wildlife Preserve
July 27 Gardening - Barry Platte
8am-4pm each day
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. Each day, different activities. Come get your hands dirty!!
Tentative dates: July 11, 9am-3pm
A variety of locations near 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.
Tentative dates: June 27-29, 8am–4pm
Youth Rotary Camp, Lee Summit
Our UW overnight camp is an opportunity for 4-Her's from across our ion to get together for a couple of days of community building and project exploration. Our 12- and 13-year-olds participate in our CIT program allowing them to be both camper and counselor as they participate in leadership development preparing them to take the next step as counselors. Our counselors (14 and up) have the wonderful responsibility of leading our youth throughout these activities and bringing them together as one Urban West 4-H community. From pool time to campfire and everything in between, come spend a couple of wonderful 4-H days with us out at the Youth Rotary Camp in Lees Summit!
Ages: 8-12/Camp counselors
Tentative dates: Aug 4-6
Aug. 4: 7:30am-8:30 drop off
Aug. 6: 11am pick up
Aug. 3: Counselors only
Lead contact: Joshua Shinn
We strive to provide an equal opportunity for our participants. University of Missouri Extension complies with American with Disabilities Act of 1990. If your child/ren have a disability and need accommodations in participation in an educational program or event or need materials in alternate format, please contact the lead contact on camp of your interest. Registration scholarships are also available.
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