4-H Camp Preparation Timeline 

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Daniel Sarver, Extension Specialist

Greetings County 4-H Staff and Key Volunteers! Listed below are some things that you can do in September and October to get ready for Summer 4-H Camp 2018.


  • Promotion
    • 4-H Camp Promotion starts – Promotion can focus on the previous summer camp experience of camper testimonials. A summer camp slide show or video can be shown as well.
    • Send “Save the Date” postcards to all potential returning campers.
    • Give parents access to any camp photos that were taken, and post the camp group photo on your county social media page, if appropriate.
    • Add a “countdown to camp” calendar to your county website.
    • Publish a monthly countdown until camp in your county newsletter.
  • Administrative
    • Meet with adult and teen volunteers to discuss success stories and possibilities for improvement. Share this information with your representatives on the Camping Advisory Committee.
    • Recruitment of 4-H Camp volunteers and Teen Leaders start on the 4-H Development website.


  • Fund Development
    • Schedule fundraisers and speak to clubs about holding fundraisers to support camp attendance.
    • Order/Find a small token for your gift certificate program that the gift giver can wrap and give as a gift to the camper.
    • Develop and promote the gift certificate that goes along with the gift certificate program.