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4-H Summer Camp

A South Carolina tradition for over 50 years, 4-H Summer Camp offers traditional camp activities with plenty of fun, friends and adventure! Younger, first-time campers can enjoy 4-H Mini-Camp, a shorter session packed with all the fun. 4-H Summer Camp is held at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, situated on a 110-acre peninsula on beautiful Lake Marion. Facilities include air-conditioned dorm rooms, a full-service dining facility, waterfront area with multiple docks and a water slide, gymnasium, nature trails and a climbing tower. You do not have to be a member of 4-H to attend this camp.

Why Choose YLI?

Since 1934, parents from SC, NC, GA and beyond have entrusted their most precious possessions—more than 333,000 kids overall—to YLI summer camps, as well as other youth development programs. We offer great camps at a great value, a high level of staff training and expertise, and a true desire to help young people develop the friendships, responsibility, self-confidence and creativity they need to succeed in all areas of life.

Dates Ages* Before 4/1 After 4/1
July 6-11 (full) 8 - 14 $400 $440
July 13-18 8 - 14 $400 $440
July 20-25 (full) 8 - 14 $400 $440
July 27 - August 1 (full) 8 - 14 $400 $440
August 3-8 (full) 8 - 14 $400 $440

4-H Mini Camp
Dates Ages* Before 4/1 After 4/1
July 13-16 (full) 7-9 $270 $310
Check in at 3 p.m. Pick up at 10:00 a.m.
Campers from 2013 will receive a $40 discount.

Program Activities
  • Swimming, canoeing, tubing and fishing
  • Paintball, archery, ropes course and climbing tower
  • Nature hikes and team sports
  • Arts, crafts, dance and talent show
  • Nightly skits and games

R.M. Cooper 4-H Leadership Center
8001 MW Rickenbaker Road
Summerton, SC 29148
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Questions about 4-H Summer Camp? We’ve got the answers.
E-mail ylicamp@clemson.edu or call 864-878-1041.

How old does my child have to be to go to 4-H Summer Camp?

For information regarding age requirements for 4-H Camp please reference the table on the sessions and pricing tab. Camper must meet the age requirements by the first day of camp.

Does my child need to be a member of 4-H to attend this camp?


What is your counselor/camper ratio?

It is one counselor to 8 – 10 campers.

Can I send mail to my child(ren) while they are at camp?

Yes. To ensure that your child(ren) get his or her mail, we suggest mailing letters on the Friday or Saturday before camp starts. You may send it during the camp week, but mail must reach the campsite by Thursday because it is delivered each day before noon.

When sending your child(ren) mail, please send it to the campsite, in care of your child’s name.

Camper's Name
4-H Summer Camp
Camp Bob Cooper
8001 M. W. Rickenbaker Rd.
Summerton, SC 29148

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