4-H Resident Camp
2017 4-H Resident Camp
Camp will be held June 25-30 at Camp Gold Hollow in Nevada City.
Camper Registration will be open in March 2017. Camp in 2016 was full in the first two weeks of registration.
If you are not a current 4-H member, the $38.00 4-H enrollment fee will need to be paid and online enrollment completed.
Check out our 4-H Camp slideshow on YouTube here.
4-H is the non-formal education program sponsored for all youth in Kindergarten to 19 years of age by the University of California Cooperative Extension, Capitol Corridor in cooperation with Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
4-H Summer Camp is one of the highlights of the 4-H year. Campers need to be between the ages of 9 to 16 by the beginning of camp. The camp planning is done by the Youth Camp Staff and Camp Committee. The Camp activities are directed by the youth all week long. Campers are divided into groups with two staff members as leaders. The groups meet every day to plan skits, hike, play sports, and have fun. Being in a group allows campers to meet people and make life-long friendships. You must be at least 9 years old to attend 4-H Camp. The food is prepared by experienced cooks. We have a nurse on the grounds at all times throughout the week.
Where is 4-H Camp located?
We travel to Camp Gold Hollow in Nevada City for our camp. It is located approximately 90 minutes from Sacramento.
What can I do at 4-H Camp?
There are always things to do at Camp. There is Red Cross Certified supervision at the lake for swimming and canoeing. The water Olympics and the Crazy Track Meet are favorite events. There are arts and crafts projects, sports are offered daily, such as volleyball, and basketball and many other outdoor activities. There will also be a campfire at night.
Campers will be responsible for making their own transportation arrangements to and from camp. If carpooling takes place, please make sure that drivers are certified 4-H volunteers.
Trained youth counselors, adult volunteers and 4-H staff all have the camper's safety as a primary concern. Both emotional and physical safety are taken into consideration with regard to the camp activities and events. We have a licensed nurse that will monitor medications and first aid. We also have a certified lifeguard to oversee all the swimming and water activities. Emergency plans set by the University of California have been put in place by the camp director and 4-H staff. Our youth and adult staff have been involved in training to prepare them for the week long camp experience.
What is the youth to adult ratio?
The California 4-H Youth Development Program requires one adult chaperone for every eight youth. All adult chaperones will be certified 4-H volunteers that have cleared a background check prior to attending camp.
Homesickness is not uncommon at camp for both first time campers and those who have attended before. Our youth staff, adult volunteers and camp nurse are all prepared and trained to help with homesickness. We may redirect homesick campers to keep a positive focus on the amazing opportunities they can have at camp and reassure them that they are safe. If you have concerns about this, please let us know.
Camp Gold Hollow has raised wooden sleeping decks that are completely out in nature. There is a small storage area on each deck for campers to put baggage or personal items. Camp cots that elevate the campers off the deck are provided. There is no electricity on the sleeping decks. General items that can be brought to camp include a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, toiletries, daily change of clothes, reusable water bottle, and towels. A specific packing list will be sent out to registered campers. We ask that the campers leave certain items at home including electronics, phones, hair dryers and music players.
All youth ages 9-16 are welcome at 4-H camp. If they are not currently a 4-H member, they will need to enroll at ca.4honline.com and pay the enrollment fee listed on the camp registration.