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Due to the popularity of this camp, a waiting list is anticipated. Camper registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Youth age 9-18 years are eligible to attend camp

**On-line registration only** 

Adult Chaperone Registration

(age 24 years and over)


Youth Camper Registration

(ages 9 to 18 years old)

4-H Summer Camp

at Donner Mine Camp


4-H ENROLLMENT FEE (If you are not a current 4-H Member) $67.00

About Camp - The 2024 Nevada and Placer Counties 4-H Summer Camp is hosted at the Donner Mine Camp, at the Zeibright Gold Mine in the Bear Valley off of Highway 20. There are many fun activities to do at 4-H camp!  There are arts and crafts, sports, outdoor activities throughout the week, and campfire! Campers are divided into groups for day-time activity and paired with youth camp staff members as leaders.  Meals are prepared by experienced cooks and there is a licensed nurse on staff at all times.

What does my child need to bring to camp- Campers sleep in dorms, in bunk beds, with the girls on one side of camp and the boys on the other. They are in small groups with teen camp staff and volunteer chaperones.  Campers need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and blanket, as well as a change of camp-appropriate clothing for each day, bug spray, flashlight, toiletries and a towel for shower time and one for water games. Don't forget a water bottle! There are restroom facilities with showers. Please leave all food, candy, scented lotions and electronics at home. A detailed camping list is available.

Who is responsible for my child at 4-H Camp? 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.  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.

My child is not a member of 4-H.  Can they still attend? All youth at least 9 years old as of 12/31/2023 are welcome at 4-H camp. If they are not currently a 4-H member, they will need to enroll at 4h.zsuite.org and pay the $67 enrollment fee, in addition to the camp registration fee.

Camp Adult Chaperones

We are looking for some amazing adults that want to experience the wonders of the outdoors alongside our youth camp staff, campers and other adult volunteers. Summer Camp takes place from July 15 - July 19, 2024, at Donner Mine Camp outside of Nevada City. Our 4-H adult camp chaperones are required to be 24 years of age and be enrolled 4-H adult volunteer leaders. In addition, California law requires that ALL adults participating at Camp must be trained in First Aid and CPR. If you are in need of becoming First Aid/CPR certified, let us know and we will provide you a list of options, either online or in-person classes. 

Chaperones are an important part of the Summer Camp Staff team.  If you are age 24 or over, we ask that you consider joining us this year. 

If you are interested in joining our adult staff team, please fill out the following survey: 2024 Camp Adult Chaperone

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