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2019 Summer Camp - July 22 - 26

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2019 4-H Summer Camp at Donner Mine Camp
July 22 - July 26, 2019

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 (by 12/31/18) are eligible to attend camp

**On-line registration only**

4-H Summer Camp

July 22 - 26, 2019


Registration Date Amount
4/11 - 5/14/2019 $140.00
5/15 - 6/13/2019 $170.00



4-H ENROLLMENT FEE (If you are not a current 4-H Member) $56.00

If payment (we accept cash or check only) is not received within 2 weeks of submitted registration, we will move your camper onto the wait list and fill their spot with another youth.

Want to go to camp but need some financial help? Please complete the Scholarship Application and submit it to the County 4-H Office by May 16th.

About Camp - The 2019 Nevada County 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.

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-parent 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 16, 2019. Scholarship applications are found here: Peterlin Scholarship