University of Maryland Extension

Frederick County 4-H Camp

2020 Frederick County 4-H Camp

Join us as a Camp Teen Leader!

Application Instructions:

  1. Complete the teen leader application form at https://forms.gle/oKBn4chudFQYJYbN6
  2. Send a copy of your resume to Sara Arnold, Camp Program Director, at sarnold2@umd.edu.

Application Due:

December 21, 2019

Camp Teen Leader Interviews: January 11, 2020

Completing, an application, and interview is required as part of the selection process for a camp teen leader position. Please remember if you are selected for a position with either camping program, it is mandatory that you complete 30 hours of training, and attend and actively take part in each training session that will be offered starting in January 2020. (Make-up hours are available if a training absence is approved by the Camp Director

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2020 Camp Information!

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!

Our goals at Frederick County 4-H Camp are to:

  • Provide opportunities for campers to develop interpersonal relationships, social skills, personal responsibility, and decision-making.
  • Provide fun nature-based and experiential learning opportunities that foster an appreciation for nature and learning in campers in a safe environment.
  • Provide campers with the opportunity to develop positive relationships with caring teens and adults.

Through their camp experience, youth should have:
  • Made at least one new friend.
  • Learned how to contribute to a team and work with others to solve problems.
  • Developed initiative and responsibility skills by caring for and keeping track of all their personal belongings.
  • Experienced new things.
  • Enjoyed learning new skills.

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).  For more information about camp please see our Camp Handbook.

2020 Camp registration information is coming soon! 

(The information listed below will be updated with 2020 information.)

 

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Day Camp will be offered one week 

  • Youth Ages 8-13 may attend M-F (5 days) 
  • Cost
  • 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) 
  • Cost
  • 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 Academy will be offered for three days

  • Youth Ages 5-7 may attend W-F (3 days) 
  • Cost
  • 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 Academy 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 July 1st of the current camp year.  

 

Registration Information:
Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Payment

Step 3: Complete the following forms within 2 weeks of your online registration. Use the Forms Checklist to ensure you are completing all of the required forms. 

All original paperwork forms must be returned via mail or in person to our office, located at 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick MD 21702Sorry no emailed or faxed paperwork allowed. Only youth with all paperwork completed and payment received will be confirmed and able to attend camp. Your spot at camp is not confirmed and secure until all paperwork is received. 

 

Camp Refund Policy:

  • Full refunds (minus a $10 processing fee) for camp cancellations made before April 15th.
  • 50% refund for camp cancellations between April 16th and May 31st.
  • No refunds for camp cancellations made after June 1st.  

Space is limited so register early!

Camp Orientation:
We will be offering an orientation for parents and campers at the camp center in June.  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 Staff.  Date and time will be emailed in April to all registered campers.

Contact Us:
Camp questions? Contact Sara Arnold at sarnold2@umd.edu

If you need special assistance to participate in 4-H Camp, contact Jennie Schiazzi, Frederick County 4-H, at 301-600-1589 by June 1st.

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