Placer County 4-H
Placer County 4-H
Placer County 4-H
University of California
Placer County 4-H

4-H Resident Summer Camp


2018 Placer County 4-H Camp is now FULL.


Sunday, July 29 through Friday, August 03, 2018

NEW LOCATION: Camp Gold Hollow

Age: 9y to 19y (as of 12/31/17)


If you are not a current 4-H Member, you will be required to complete the on-line enrollment process and pay the $46 4-H enrollment fee. Directions will be provided at time of camp registration.

About Camp- Placer 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 tribes 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 per day of camp appropriate clothing, bug spray, flashlight, toiletries and a towel for shower time and one for lake time. Do not forget a re-usable water bottle!  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.

Camp 2016

Adult Chaperone

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 29- August 03, 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.

Chaperone Job Description


Camp Donations

Placer County Resident 4-H Summer Camp at Woodchuck Flat Update

During the 2016-17 winter, our 4-H camp property experienced heavy flooding, with almost 4-feet of water in all of the buildings.  Upon assessment, we found mold in the kitchen and walk-in refrigerator, damage to the bathrooms and many dollars in tree damage.  In total, there was approximately $60,000 in need to get our camp safety-ready for our youth. To date, we have made a lot of progress at Woodchuck Flat, however, we have a long road ahead of us. 

Currently, we have raised about $15,000 towards our goal.  With heavy rain and snowfall forecasted for this winter, Placer-Nevada Joint Camp Council opted to wait until spring 2018 to start rebuilding of any damaged facilities.  We are working to raise the additional funds needed as well as soliciting in-kind donations of labor and materials to support the 4-H camp program overall, including bringing our Placer-Nevada 4-H camp property back up to safe standards, equipping camp with the necessary supplies and materials , and providing youth opportunities to engage in science and environmental education through nature.

We want to thank our volunteers, 4-H youth and community for all their support in this endeavor! Please watch for notification on continued fundraising efforts and updates. For questions, please contact the 4-H office at 530-889-7386 or, email Shannon Kane at

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