Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program
Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program
Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program

Summer Camp


About Camp- Nevada County 4-H Summer Camp is hosted at Camp Gold Hollow, located outside Nevada City in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains and sits on a beautiful private lake.  There are many fun activities to do at 4-H camp!  There are arts and crafts, sports, lake time, 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 tents, the girls on one side of camp and the boys on the other. They are in small groups with a 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 lake time. While there are restroom facilities with showers, there is no available electrical source available to campers.  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.

The Cynthia and Sophie Peterlin Memorial 4-H Camp Scholarship is sponsored by the former Rough and Ready 4-H Club. Two scholarships will be awarded each year to pay the camp registration fee for youth with financial need to attend Nevada County  4-H Summer Camp. One scholarship will be awarded to a youth from a single-family home in Nevada County with financial need and another to be awarded to a youth in the Foster Care Program in Nevada County. If the youth chosen for the scholarship is not currently enrolled in a Nevada County 4-H Club, the scholarship will also pay for the selected youth’s 4-H enrollment fee. Scholarship applications are due May 15, 2018. Scholarship applications are found here: Cynthia and Sophie Peterlin Memorial Camp Scholarship



Camp 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. 4-H Summer Camp takes place from July 23 - 27, 2018 at Camp Gold Hollow in Nevada City. Our 4-H adult chaperones must be 25 years of age or older. 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.

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Chaperone Application

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