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Time for 4-H Summer Camp!

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it is time to get registered for camp! Camps start as early as the first week in May, and run until the beginning of August. There are several 4-H camps available for all ages. Whether you want to stay a day, a night or a whole week - the Iowa 4-H Center has a program to offer for everyone.

Here is a sample of a starting point schedule for State 4–H Camps:

7:15: Rise & Shine & Get ready for the day
7:45: Flag Raising & Cabin Clean-up
8:00: Breakfast
8:15: Day Campers Arrive
8:45: Morning Huddle
Morning Program Time
9:15-11:45: Specialty Camp program focus
9:15: General Camp first program
10:45: General Camp second program
Noon: Lunch
1:00: Swimming
2:00: Shower/camp store/rest time/ mail & emails distributed
Afternoon Program Time
3:45: Specialty Camp program focus
3:45: General Camp cabin choice time
5:00: Day Campers Depart
6:00: Dinner
6:45: Flag lowering
7:00: Weekly themed all-camp programs (Opening campfire, night hike, pool party, skit night, large group games, closing campfire)
9:00: Get ready for bed
10:00: Cabin Chats with Counselors
10:30: Lights Out

***There is no typical day at camp due to weather and other unforseen circumstances. A day at camp also may vary for what type of programed camp a camper is attending, and also their age.

View a complete list of all the camps 4-H has to offer and get registered today! >>>>>


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