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Summer Camp

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We are happy to announce Contra Costa County 4-H Summer Camp is back for 2023!

Camp Dates: Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2023

Camp Cost: Staff ($400/check or $413/credit card), Camper ($450/check or $465/credit card), Chaperone ($0)

Fee waivers may be available from County Council for Contra Costa 4-H Members for up to 50% of camp registration cost (this does not include transportation, t-shirts, etc.).  Fee waivers will be reimbursed after member returns from camp. Complete the Camp Fee Waiver Form by May 15, 2023 for consideration.

If you are attending from another county, please contact your local 4-H office for possible fee waiver availability.

Camp Cost Refund Policy: 100% refund until June 1. After June 1, No Refunds -  Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.

Camp Location: 
Hopland Research Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
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It's going to be awesome!
Contact: Camp Directors, Devon and Kerry, 4hcamp@contracosta4h.org

The Contra Costa County 4-H Summer Camp provides an outdoor setting for group living where young people can design a program to meet the needs of all youth. The camp experience will provide an opportunity for all participants to gain a deeper understanding of their relationships to their fellow man and the natural environment. 

The core of the Contra Costa County 4-H camp education program is to empower young people to share as partners in decision making, camp planning and implementation, and camp leadership on a day-to-day basis. 

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Goals of Camp 
* To provide opportunities to experience personal growth in self-confidence and self-esteem. 
* To develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the natural environment, including a concern for conservation and stewardship. 
* To develop new friends and create lasting friendships. 
* To develop a program that makes fun a priority. 
* To provide outstanding learning opportunities. 
* To develop opportunities for everyone to learn and practice leadership skills.
* To model group living skills in a healthy and safe environment.

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As in most 4-H activities, camp is run by teens, called "staffer", who start meeting in the fall to organize all the aspects of camp - everything from the food to the themes for the events.  There is one teen staffer to every five youth (called campers).  There are, of course, adult chaperones there as well (one for every ten campers) and a nurse on staff.

Campers take part in all the classic summer camp activities - hiking, arts and crafts, skits and songs around the campfire.  Campers sleep outside under the stars- girls on one side, boys on the other.  Each side has its own bathrooms and shower.