4-H Summer Camp (June & July)
Step into 4H
Announcing Step into 4-H!
This summer, we have a series of 1-4 day programs for youth called Step into 4-H. This a great opportunity for youth to engage in short-term, in-person, hands-on outdoor activities.
See a description of our activities for summer is below.
Camp is run by teens, called "staffers," 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). To be on CAMP STAFF you must:
- Be an 8th grade graduate by June 2020.
- Have attended 4-H Camp at least twice.
- Attend monthly Camp Planning Meetings.
- Attend at least 1 of the Staff Training Weekends.
- Attend the entire Camp session.
- You may only attend 1 camp session
Staffer applications were due October 1, 2019.
Camp Staff Meeting Dates
Meetings are at the Youth Ag & Leadership Foundation in Rohnert Park on the Fourth Monday of each month, September through May, with the exceptions of November & December.
- Sept 23, 5:30-7:30 - MANDATORY MEETING that both a parent and staffer MUST attend in order to be on staff.
- (No meetings in November & December)
Staff Training Weekend: March 7-8, 2020 at UC Hopland REC
Chaperones must be 21 years of age and complete the enrollment process required to be a 4-H volunteer, which includes fingerprinting and a couple of online training courses. Adults must complete First and CPR training and a basic food safety course.
The core of the Sonoma 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.
* To provide opportunities to experience personal growth in self-confidence and self-esteem.
* To develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the Las Posadas 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.
As in most 4-H activities, camp is run by teens, called "staffers," 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 and a lifeguard on staff.
Campers take part in all the classic summer camp activities- hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, skits and songs around the campfire. Campers sleep outside under the stars on raised wooden platforms- girls on one side, boys on the other. Each side has its own bathrooms and shower.
Campers LOVE getting mail! Here's how to address it:
Sonoma County 4-H Camp
805 Las Posadas Rd.
Angwin, CA 94508
There is a telephone at camp for emergencies only. 707-965-9662