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Camp

We would like to invite you to attend the Frederick County 4-H Camping Program. We offer day and residential camping programs at the Frederick County 4-H Camp and Activities Center near Jefferson, Maryland. The 4-H Camping program represents decades of 4-H outdoor education in Frederick County, and continues to expand. As an accredited camp of the American Camping Association (ACA), Frederick County 4-H offers one of the best camping programs in Frederick County. Accreditation with ACA requires the Frederick County 4-H Program to meet and maintain a higher standard of education and safety for campers. Campers have the opportunity to attend Day Camp and/or Residential Camp if they choose!

Day Camp will be offered one week

  • Youth Ages 8-13 may attend M-F (5 days) July 10 - 14, 2017 ($185.00)
  • Includes meals (most campers eat before coming but cereal is available if needed) snack, lunch, snack)
  • Campers will receive a bunk to store items for the week.  Swimsuits and towels are hung to dry for use the following day.  Packing list, directions to camp, camp staff listing and other general information will be sent after all camper paperwork is turned in, emailed about 1 week prior to camp.
  • Day Camp drop off time is between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; pick up time is between 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day. 


Residential Camp (overnight camp) will be offered one week

  • Youth Ages 8-13 may attend M-F (5 days) July 17 - 21, 2017 ($285.00)
  • Includes all meals and snacks (most campers eat before coming the first day but cereal is available if needed)
  • Campers will receive a bunk to store items for the week.  Swimsuits and towels are hung to dry for use the following day.  Packing list, directions to camp, camp staff listing and other general information will be sent after all camper paperwork is turned in, emailed about 1 week prior to camp.
  • Residential Camp drop off time is between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. on Monday; pick up time is between 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday

 

Clover Camp will be offered for three days

  • Youth Ages 5-7 may attend W-F (3 days) July 26 - 28, 2017 ($125.00)
  • Includes meals (most campers eat before coming but cereal is available if needed, snack, lunch, snack)
  • Campers will receive a bunk to store items for the duration of camp.  Swimsuits and towels are hung to dry for use the following day.  Packing list, directions to camp, camp staff listing and other general information will be sent after all camper paperwork is turned in, emailed about 1 week prior to camp.
  • Clover Camp drop off time is between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; pick up time is between 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day.


* Ages for Camp are determined by Age as of January 1st of the current camp year.  Space is limited so register early (we sold out last year)!

Camper registrations are made online through Eventbrite, see link below. Once registration is received we will email required paperwork: Health form, Code of Conduct (to be signed by the camper and the parent/guardian as confirmation that your have talked with your camper about behavior at camp), Parental Release, Sunscreen Authorization and Camper Check-Out form for completion.  All paperwork must be original forms, sorry no emailed or faxed paperwork allowed. Only youth with all paperwork completed will be confirmed and able to attend camp. Partial refunds are only available until June, 16, 2017. For more information after this date please call the office. If you have any questions about camp, please contact Lisa at 301-600-1595 or lstrong@umd.edu 

The staff has put many hours into planning, training and preparation to offer a safe and memorable experience for the campers.  Some of last year's activities included: swimming, arts & crafts, sports, nature hikes, survival training, archery, shooting sports, floral arranging, cake decorating, outdoor cooking, canning and skits & acting (different activities are scheduled for the second week of camp).  

SAMPLE camp schedule (to be updated)

We will be offering an orientation for parents and campers at the camp center on June 21st at 6:00 p.m. This is important for 1st time campers to 4-H Camp as there will be a tour of the camp center and an overview of camp, also any questions will be answered by the Camp Director.  There will be a 4-H campfire afterwards for all to attend.  Please call or email your RSVP before June 9th to let us know you are attending. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!

You can choose to pay by check (made payable to Frederick County EAC) or by credit card online.
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