In addition to the many ongoing local 4-H club and youth activities that are happening across the state, the Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program will also offer some summer day camps and overnight camps for youth this year, following a Nevada tradition that goes back 80 years.
“We are really happy to have received the green light to offer some 4-H day camps and overnight camps this summer,” said Carrie Stark, Nevada 4-H program director with Extension. “Working with the University and local authorities, we’ll be able to provide some great learning experiences for youth over the summer, following all necessary precautions related to COVID.”
Stark said that many of the camp organizers are still finalizing details, and that additional 4-H camp and summer activities may still be added. She advises parents to check with their local Extension offices for the most up-to-date 4-H camp and summer opportunities. Here are some of the 4-H day camps and overnight camps already in the works.
Nevada 4-H day camps vary throughout the state, and are sometimes offered in partnership or collaboration with other organizations.
Some are open to youth from the general public, while others help fill in gaps for children who attend community centers or other programs.
All programs are based on research-based 4-H youth development principles and curriculum, engaging youth in positive learning experiences.
Some of the day camps to be offered are here.
Overnight summer camps
The overnight summer camps will all be held at the Nevada State 4-H Camp, 1 4-H Road, Stateline, Nevada. The 32-acre camp sits on the south shore of Lake Tahoe and is owned and operated by the University of Nevada, Reno.
Youth build lifelong memories and friendships at the camp, as well as learn life, leadership and citizenship skills. The setting provides an unparalleled opportunity for outdoor environmental education and STEM-related, hands-on learning activities.
There’s also plenty of time for 4-H campers to participate in and learn about healthy, physical activities, such as shooting sports, kayaking, swimming and more.
The four overnight camps are detailed here.