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Northern Illinois 4-H Summer Camp – Change Your Child’s Life!

Farm & Ranch Life | IL

Posted on: Feb 07th 2019

Source: University of Illinois

Registration for 4-H Camp 2019 is open!  4-H Camp is set for June 10-14, 2019 at Rock River Christian Camp, Polo, IL.  Sign up today to get your child in on all of the amazing fun! 

4-H Camp is a five-day, four-night residential camping experience that is conducted cooperatively by University of Illinois Extension staff in Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago Counties and the professional staff at RRCC. 

Historically, parents have sent their children to 4-H Camp for a variety of reasons: to have fun, to make new friends, to develop new skills, to be physically active and to appreciate nature. 4-H Camp is about way more than one week of fun. Sending your child to 4-H Camp will allow them to create memories they will carry with them through adulthood. 4-H camp teaches youth to make good decisions, build their self-confidence, become independent and gain the ability to work well with others. These skills will help youth develop into strong adult leaders. In addition, 4-H camp counselors devote much of their personal time to ensure today’s campers have the same great experience they did as children.

Campers at 4-H Camp will check-in from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 and checkout from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2019. During camp week, youth will engage in a variety of activities designed to challenge, educate and entertain. Two or three free-choice periods will be offered daily and will include options such as hiking, shooting sports, arts and crafts, crate stacking, team building challenges, zip-lining, swimming, and more. Evening activities will be provided by the 4-H camp counselors and include campfires, a games night and a dance. It is guaranteed to be a blast!

4-H Camp is open to ALL boys and girls, ages 8-14 by June 10, 2019.  4-H membership is not required; however all participants will be expected to comply with the same high behavior standards expected of 4-H’ers. Youth need to be interested and excited to have a week of outdoor fun, away from television and technology.

Cost is $250 for 4-H members and $270 for non-4-H members until March 1. After that date, the price goes up $50.00. All camp fees must be paid in full by May 20, 2019.  Download a camper application   on-line at: or you can register online at: You may also call an office near you: Jo Daviess County at 815-858-2273; Ogle County Extension at 815-732-2191; or Whiteside Counties at 815-632-3611. Slots for boys and girls cabins will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

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