4-H Resident Summer Camp
2023 4-H RESIDENT CAMP
SAVE the DATE!
Monday, July 23 through Saturday, July 29, 2023
Location: Camp Gold Hollow
Youth age 9-19 years (by 12/31/22) are eligible to attend camp
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 teams 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 on sleeping decks, the girls on one side of camp and the boys on the other. They are in small groups with teen camp staff and volunteer adult chaperone's. Campers need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and blanket, as well as a change per day of camp appropriate clothing, 2 cans of bug spray and sunscreen, a flashlight, toiletries and separate towels for shower time and for lake time. Most Important! Don't 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 will be 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.
All youth at least 9 years old as of 12/31/2019 are welcome at 4-H camp. If they are not currently a 4-H member, they will need to enroll at ca.4honline.com and pay the $66 enrollment fee, in addition to the camp registration fee.
We want you... to join the 4-H youth camp staff.
Youth counselors are 4-H youth leaders who have been selected to participate in the camp program. Their responsibilities include planning camp, teaching activities, organizing and hosting events during camp, serving as camp program staff and as a cabin counselor for a group of campers. Junior counselors are mentors, teachers and role models. They work in teams to help with logistics, activity planning, evening programs, traditions, enrichment activities, and group challenges.
Youth Directors must be at least 17 years old. Youth directors are responsible for leading the team of youth counselors, planning and conducting the training retreat, and serve as support for their junior counselors. They provide a second line of discipline for campers. Two are selected for the camp year.
To apply, please complete the following survey before 8AM Friday, January 13: Camp Youth Leadership Application
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 - July 29, 2023, at Camp Gold Hollow in Nevada City. Our 4-H adult camp chaperones are required to be 25 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 25 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: 2023 Camp Leadership Interest Survey
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