(Posted April 10, 2015)
It’s time to begin preparing for 4-H camp. The dates this year are June 13-17, 2015.
4-H camp offers youths the opportunity to develop leadership and responsibility skills while increasing self-esteem and independence in a group living situation away from home.
Campers participate in daily workshops and activities that include nature, sports, science, dancing, cooking, high ropes, rock climbing, ziplining, canoeing, archery, shooting sports, creeking, hiking, pool, team games, arts and crafts, campfires and more.
4-H Camp Clifton is located next to John Bryan State Park, 12 miles south of Springfield in Greene County. It is just off of Clifton Road near Clifton Mill. Campers live in rustic cabins. Each group of 10 to 12 campers is paired with one or two trained counselors. A modern kitchen and central dining hall provides meals. A large, open-air lodge and an Olympic-size swimming pool provide recreational activities. Other facilities include the nature center, craft hall, canteen, campfire circle, high ropes and sports fields.
Camp is open to boys and girls who are 8 years old and in the third grade through the eighth grade. Non-4-H friends of the same age range are welcome to attend camp for an additional fee.
The cost is $215 per camper. Non-4-H members pay an additional $40. A discounted fee is offered to families sending more than one family member. Additional costs apply if you choose a special event with a fee. The camp picture is $10 and is optional.
Scholarships are available through the Madison County 4-H Advisory Committee. A 200-word essay written by the camper, a parent, or club advisor explaining why a scholarship is needed can be submitted to the OSU Extension office. The camper must be a current member enrolled in the Madison County 4-H program.
Registration information will be available on April 10; payment is due by May 8. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis until camp is full.
Call (740) 852-0975 to have your name added to the 4-H camp mailing list.