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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** 


4-H Summer Camp

at Donner Mine Camp

CAMP REGISTRATION FEES - $200 per camper

4-H ENROLLMENT FEE (If you are not a current 4-H Member) $62.00

About Camp - The 2023 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.  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.