Registration open for annual 4-H summer camps

Registration open for annual 4-H summer camps
Youth at the Nevada State 4-H Camp enjoy activities on the shores of Lake Tahoe at summer camp last year. Photo by Robert Moore.

RENO — Registration is open for Nevada State 4-H’s annual overnight summer camp programs which take place at the state 4-H camp at Lake Tahoe. Four camps are offered this year in July and August, each for youth from different areas of the state.

The 4-H camp program – which has an 80-year tradition in Nevada – offers hands-on experiential learning, cooperative living and social, spiritual, mental and physical development activities.

It all takes place at a 32-acr camp on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.

“The setting provides an unparalleled opportunity for outdoor environmental education and STEM-related, hands-on learning activities,” said Kenny Haack-Damon, Extension State 4-H Camp Education Program coordinator. “There’s also plenty of time for 4-H campers to participate in and learn about healthy, physical activities, such as shooting sports, kayaking, swimming and more.”

Three of the camp sessions are offered for youth from a specific areas of the state, with a fourth focused on substance use prevention. Camps are:

Health 4 Happiness 4-H Camp

This special program applies 4-H’s successful positive youth development model to the challenge of reducing tobacco, alcohol, e-cigarette/vaping and drug use. Health Rocks! instills in youth participants invaluable confidence and communication skills necessary to make responsible decisions and develop the internal strength to resist risky behaviors.

  • July 6 – 9
  • For youth ages 11 – 13
  • Cost is $175
  • For more information, call 775-784-4779 or email

Northern/Western Nevada 4-H Camp

  • July 10 – 16
  • For youth ages 9 – 12, from Washoe, Douglas and Storey Counties; and Carson City
  • Cost is $325
  • For more information, call 775-336-0259 or email

Central Nevada 4-H Camp

  • July 17 – 21
  • For youth ages 9 – 13, from Churchill, Pershing, Lyon, Eureka, Elko and Humboldt Counties
  • Cost is $250
  • For more information, call 775-423-5121 or email

Mineral County / Native American Reservations 4-H Camp

  • Aug. 2 – 6
  • For youth ages 9 – 13, with first priority given to youth from Mineral County and Nevada’s Native American reservations
  • Cost is yet to be determined
  • For more information, call 775-945-3444, ext. 1039, or email

Camp organizers are also taking applications for volunteer chaperones. More information is available here.