4-H Youth Camps

Over-Night Camps

2015 4-H Club Summer Camp

A South carolina tradition for over 50 years, 4-H Club Summer Camp offers traditional camp activities with plenty of fun, friends and adventure. This year you have 2 dates and locations to choose from. This is a very professionally staffed camp that will reward your child with a wonderful week. Activities will include the following: swimming, climbing wall, archery, canoeing, field games, crafts, team building, shooting sports and much more. Contact us today to find out how you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

  • First Camp:      June 14-18, 2015 at Camp Long - near Aiken, SC
  • Second Camp:  July 19-23, 2015 at Camp Bob Cooper - near Santee, SC
  • Who:               Youth ages 7 to 14
  • Fees:               $250
  • How:               Register through your local Extension Office. Registration is now open!! Contact us now!!


2015 4-H Camp Wild

This is a regional camp composed of youth from Lancaster, York, Chester, Union, Newberry, and Fairfield counties and is staffed by 4-H Extension Agents and trained volunteers.

  • When:     Tuesday, June 23 --- Thursday, June 25
  • What:      3 days of hands on learning experiences; 2 nights of camping
  • Where:    Chester State Park
  • Who:       Youth ages 8 to 14 (limit of 20 campers)
  • Why:       camping, wildlife, natural resources, science, water activities, shooting sports, fishing, and more
  • Fees:       $85
  • How:       Contact the Lancaster Extension office for more details (803) 283-3302 ext 0

 

Day and 1/2 Day Camps

 Below is a listing of day camps that we have offered for this summer. Be sure to check back often as we add more opportunities. If there are other ideas for camps let us know and we will work toward making it a reality:

June 2015

  • June 2-6 --- ClubScience: 4-H Environmental Science Camp -- This 5 day camp will focus on the environment around us and how we impact it. Youth will engage in many activities throughout the week including water chemistry, composting, water science day at Landsford Canal State Park, stream quality assessment, and much more.
      • Who:               Youth age 8-13
      • Where:            Fort Lawn Community Center
      • When:             June 2-6 from 9am to 3pm each day
      • What:              Environmental Science Camp
      • How Much:      $30 per child covers all program fees and lunch for the week
      • How:               Contact Steve Hucks at chucks@clemson.edu or call (803) 283-3302

 

  • June 8-10 --- 4-H Science Retreat at Clemson University -- This overnight retreat at Clemson University’s DNA Learning Center will be focused on forensics activities: extracting and running tests on DNA. Designed as an opportunity to explore advanced science concepts, this retreat also allows participants to tour a college campus and begin thinking about the future of their education, whether at Clemson or elsewhere. Open to rising 9th-12th grade youth. Space is limited to the first 30 that sign up. 
      • Who:               Rising 9th through 12th graders
      • Where:            Clemson University Campus
      • When:             Registration will open after the first of the year
      • What:              Forensics/DNA analysis
      • How Much:       Still working on the final cost but we expect it to be below $200
      • How:               Contact Steve Hucks at chucks@clemson.edu or call (803) 283-3302 ext. 0

     

  • June 15-19 --- ClubScience STEM Camp --- This 5 day camp will focus on science and technology as youth explore hands-on activities such as Robotics, Rocketry, Bridge Design and Construction, Wind Energy, and much more.
        • Who:         Rising 5th through 8th graders
        • Where:      Fort Lawn Community Center
        • When:       June 17-19 from 9am to 3pm each day
        • What:        STEM Camp
        • How Much: $30 per child covers all program fees and lunch for the week
        • How:         Contact Steve Hucks at chucks@clemson.edu or call (803) 283-3302

 

  • June 23-25 ---- 4-H Camp Wild ---   4-H Camp Wild is a regional 4-H Summer Camp where youth, ages 8-14, get hands on experiences in the wilderness. From tent camping and nature hikes to swimming and science, every camper leaves with new experiences under their hat.
      • When:     Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00am --- Thursday, June 25 at 11:00am
      • What:      3 days of hands on learning experiences; 2 nights of camping
      • Where:    Chester State Park
      • Who:       Youth ages 8 to 14
      • Why:       camping, wildlife, natural resources, science, water activities,    shooting sports, fishing, and more
      • Fees:       $85
      • How:       Contact the Lancaster Extension office for more details (803) 283-3302 or email Steve Hucks at chucks@clemson.edu

 JULY 2015

  • July 7-9  ----  4H2O Camp -- Spend a few days on the water learning about local wildlife and learning the importance of water quality and conservation. Campers will spend considerable time outdoors so dress accordingly and bring plenty of sunscreen.
      • When:    July 7-9
      • What:     4H2O Camp
      • Where:   TBD (will be in the Lancaster, York, Chester area)
      • Who:      Rising 5th through 8th graders
      • Fees:      TBD
      • How:      Contact the Lancaster Extension Office at (803) 283-3302

 

 

  • July 17 and 24 -- 4-H Quilting Day Camp --- This is a beginning quilting class open to youth age 9 to 17. We request that each student have some knowledge of how to use a sewing machine and can bring some basic supplies such as a machine, scissors, thread, ruler, straight pins, pencil and paper.  If you are unable to bring a machine, please let us know when you sign up.  The cost of the class is $5.00 per participant and the class will be limited to the first 10 students to register. 
        • When:       July 17 and July 24 (both days required) from 9:00am to 12:00pm
        • What:        Each student will learn the basics of quilt making; fabric, thread, needles, equipment, terminology, 1/4" seam allowance, piecing, putting the quilt together, machine and hand quilting, and finishing.  You will make a 20" square pillow cover.  Kits will be provided and your parents are welcome to stay.
        • Where:      Osceola United Methodist Church located at 6575 Charlotte Hwy. Lancaster, SC
        • Hosted:      by Scrap Happy Quilters of Osceola UMC
        • Who:         Youth age 9 to 16
        • How Much: Registration fee of $5 required.
        • How:         To reserve your spot for this camp contact the Lancaster Extension Office at (803) 283-3302 or email at chucks@clemson.edu

 

  • July 23 --- 4-H Canning Class --- Trying to figure out what to do with all of the vegetables from your garden? Then do not miss this wonderful opportunity to learn how to can your own vegetables. This class, open to youth and their parents, will take place on July 23rd from 10am to 2pm. The class will be taught by Angela Forbes who is the Food Safety and Nutrition Agent for Clemson Extension. Pre-registration is required.
        • When:      July 23 from 10am to 2pm (bring a bag lunch)
        • Where:     TBD but will be convenient to Lancaster area
        • Who:        Youth age 9 and up (a parent is encouraged to attend with the child)
        • Fee:         $5
        • How:        To reserve your spot for this class contact the Lancaster Extension Office at (803) 283-3302 or email at chucks@clemson.edu

August 

  • August 5 & 6 ---  4-H Beekeeping Day Camp --- Bees are a necessary part of our environment. In this day camp participants will learn the basics about bees and the jobs the bees have in the hive, bee hive homes, polinating, and the equipment beekeepers use. Youth will receive resources to take home and will also be able to take home their own bottle of honey. 4-H We will be joined by Keith Blackmon, President of the Lancaster Beekeepers Association, Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Apiculture Specialist for Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, Sally Adams with Mama Bee Hive, and Karen Daley, local beekeeping enthusiast.
        • When:      August 5 & 6 from 9am to 12pm each day
        • What:       Bee Camp
        • Who:        Youth age 9 to 16 (parents are welcome to attend)
        • Cost:        $15
        • Where:     Fort Lawn Community Center
        • How:        Pre-registration is open for Lancaster County and area participants through June 2nd, 2014. Open registration for youth from all counties will open June 3rd and continue until July 28 or until full. Contact the Lancaster Extension office to register or print the Brochure and Registration Form and follow the directions. 
        • Other:      For a copy of the official news release click here

 

 The following camps are planned for the summer and will be updated soon.

  • Photography Camp