Camps

Each summer Delaware 4-H provides many opportunities for 4-H members and the public to participate in camps. Some camp programs are offered as state-wide camps, while others are offered by individual county offices. Both day camps and overnight camps are offered!


State Camps

A Letter From Your State 4-H Program Leader


With plans ongoing for an in-person 2022 Delaware 4-H State Camp and State Environmental Camp experience, we felt it important to share the following revisions to the attendance policy in light of in- person safety restrictions and compliance with State and University of Delaware health guidance.

1. Any camper who attended Delaware 4-H State Camp previously, either virtually or in-person, is eligible to register for Delaware 4-H State Camp in 2022.

2. Any youth who are 11 years old (as of June 1) or older may apply to attend State Camp in 2022.

3. All 10-year-old youth will not be able to apply to attend the weeklong 4-H State Camp, but we strongly encourage them to apply and attend the State Environmental Camp in 2022.

Registration


Registration opens April 1 (10 a.m.) for “ACTIVE” 4-H MEMBERS

 

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Installment Payment Guide )

4H State Camp Registration Walkthrough Video


Code of Conduct Violations

Anyone breaking the Code of Conduct during the 4-H year will not be put in a leadership role at State 4-H Camp. If the offense is severe enough, the 4-H’er will not be allowed to attend State 4-H Camp.

 

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are not permit- ted at camp.   The use of cell phones has become a distraction and takes away from the ability of campers to stay focused on camp. Any camper that brings a cell phone to camp will be required to turn in their phone on Monday morning at registration, and it will be returned on Saturday morning at dismissal.

 

Will I have to wear a mask

In the ever-changing environment, we will follow the University of Delaware guide- lines, and all camp- ers, counselors and staff will be required to follow as well

 

Scholarships

Each county will collect camp scholarship applica- t i ons begi nn i ng o n January 1. All scholarships will be awarded prior to April 1 and recipients notified. Each club and county is encouraged to obtain local funds to make participation in the over- night State 4-H Camps a possibility for every 4-H member.

What if camp is full?

If the   week   of   camp you have chosen is full when you apply, you will be given the opportunity to go to the other week, space permitting. If both weeks are full, you may go on the waiting list. If camp slots open or the total camp capacity is approved to be increased, campers will be moved off the waiting list.

 

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations for a verified emergency will received a refund (minus a $ 25 administrative fee ) up to June 1. No refunds will be issued after this date.

 

May I leave camp?

You must attend camp full time. The exception is a family emergency.

 

What does the camp fee cover?

The registration fee includes the camp photo, class costs, snacks, meals, and lodging.

 

What is the early dismissal policy?

 

Normal dismissal time for weeklong camp is 10 a.m. No one may leave camp until 5 a.m. on Saturday morning. Any exception must have prior approval of the camp staff.

ANY SPECIAL DEPARTURE REQUESTS SHOULD BE MADE WITH THE STATE 4-H OFFICE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF CAMP. APPROVAL MUST BE GRANTED BY THE CAMP STAFF

 

Where will I stay?

You will sleep in cabins of 7-8 campers, including a counselor. A central bath facility is nearby. All meals are served cafeteria style, and there is also a canteen for snacks. A variety of classes are available for your participation. Each afternoon provides time for recreation, such as swim- ming and canoeing. You will be assigned to a group for afternoon and campfire activities

 

May I have a friend visit?

Please do not invite anyone to visit you at any time during camp. Our camp is closed to all visitors during the week

 

Can I bring medicine to camp?

Yes, prescribed and over- the-counter medicines must be turned in upon arrival at camp in the original con- tainer with the camper’s name printed on the bottle. See page 4 for Mandatory Camp Medicine Form.

 

The Delaware 4-H Foundation offers one $25.00 scholarship per family with two or more children attending overnight 4-H camp.

In addition, the Delaware 4-H Foundation provides $3000 in scholarships to qualifying enrolled/active 4-H members in the counties to support attendance.

 


 

New Castle County 4-H Day Camps

Cloverbud Day Camp- June 20-24, 2022


During this exciting camp, campers will rotate through 4-H mini-stem classes. Each day the campers will experience topics including Healthy Living, Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM), and more! Guest speakers will visit and there will be opportunities for Outdoor Recreation. Campers will have a wonderful hands-on experience in a fun-filled and safe environment on the beautiful grounds of the University of Delaware. Campers will provide their own lunch.  This camp will be limited to 20 campers.

Ages: 5-7 years old (as of 1/1/2022)

Location: University of Delaware, Townsend Hall Newark DE      

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm   Cost: $200.00

 

Contact: New Castle County 4-H Office at 302-831-8965 or Serena Conner at serenac@udel.edu.

Newark 4-H Day Camp  – June 20-24, 2022
 

Kitchen Chemistry, Animal Science, Health and Wellness, Photography, STEM, and more.  These are some of the classes that campers may be able to select at our traditional 4-H Camp.  Guest speakers will visit and there will be opportunities for Outdoor Recreation. Campers will have a wonderful hands-on experience in a fun-filled and safe environment. The week will conclude with an exciting council circle where groups will show off their talents. Campers will experience fun and active days on the beautiful grounds of the University of Delaware campus! Campers will provide their own lunch.  This camp will be limited to 50 campers.

Ages: 8-12 years old (as of 1/1/2022)     

Location: University of Delaware, Townsend Hall Newark DE      

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm   Cost: $200.00

 

Contact: New Castle County 4-H Office at 302-831-8965 or Serena Conner at serenac@udel.edu.

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Camp – June 20-24, 2022

 

CIT Camp runs in conjunction with Newark Day Camp. Teens 13 and older are encouraged to tackle a hands-on leadership experience. This counselor training program is designed to equip teens with leadership skills that will prepare them to serve as camp counselors in the future. This camp is for teens who are age 13 by May 30. Training will involve camp counselor protocol, risk management, team building, camper safety, and problem solving. Completion of this program is strongly encouraged for those teens who wish to become a 4-H camp counselor for the 2022 summer camps. Campers will provide their own lunch.  This camp will be limited to 15 campers.

Ages: 13-16 years old (as of 1/1/2022)   

Location: University of Delaware, Townsend Hall Newark DE      

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm   Cost: $180.00

 

Contact: New Castle County 4-H Office at 302-831-8965 or Serena Conner at serenac@udel.edu.

4-H Animal Science Day Camp – August 1-4, 2022


Youth attending this camp will gain a remarkable up-close educational experience with animals. Campers will delve into animal science to gain a more in-depth understanding of farm animals through hands-on experiences at the University of Delaware Farm. The week will conclude with an Animal Science Quiz bowl to test camper’s knowledge gained during this engaging camp.  Campers will provide their own lunch.  This camp will be limited to 50 campers.

Ages: 8-12 years old (as of 1/1/2022)     

Location: University of Delaware, Townsend Hall Newark DE

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm   Costs: $200.00

 

Contact: New Castle County 4-H Office at 302-831-8965 or Serena Conner at serenac@udel.edu.


 

Sussex County 4-H Day Camps

Youth ages 10-14 will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning activities with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension staff. Topics include Agriculture Education and careers, Horticulture and gardening, Nutrition and food safety, Poultry, Plant and soil science, Entomology, 4-H healthy living, and science activities. This camp is limited to 30 campers.

Ages: 10-14 years old (as of 1/1/2022)

Location: Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown DE

Hours: 9:00am – 12:30pm                        Cost: $40.00

Contact: Sussex County 4-H Office at 302-856-7303 or Kaleb Scott at kjscott@udel.edu
 

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Youth ages 5-10 will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning activities through classes and activities lead by 4-H teen leaders. Activities in the past have included: Food preparation and Nutrition, Arts and Crafts, Science activities, outdoor recreation, daily educational workshops. This camp is limited to 50 participants.

Ages: 5-10 years old (as of 1/1/2022)

Location: Old Paths Church, Georgetown DE

Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm                          Cost: $75.00

Contact: Sussex County 4-H Office at 302-856-7303 or Kaleb Scott at kjscott@udel.edu

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