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New York State 4-H Camps

New York State 4-H Camps

 
​Camping is kids learning about leadership, caring, and community through activities like swimming, boating, creative arts, horsemanship, backpacking, fishing, and archery.  Although the activities change from camp to camp, the results are the same- learning by doing, and having non-stop FUN!
 
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Research from the Search Institute shows that "...camps help young people discover and explore their talents, interests, and values. Kids who have had these kinds of camp experiences end up being healthier and have fewer problems". A 2003 Camp Outcomes Study found that "4-H Camp helps youth become more responsible for themselves, more independent and better able to take care of their personal belongings".
 
There are nine 4-H Camps throughout New York State, serving campers from every county in the state.  4-H Camps are open to all young people, whether or not they are enrolled as 4-H members.  All of these camps offer traditional Resident Camp programs and some also offer Day Camps and shortened overnight programs for younger campers.  In addition, several camps are offering Specialty Camps such as 4-H Science Camps, or programs for unique audiences (Autism, At-Risk Youth, and more).  To find a camp near you, click on the map, right.  For more information on these camps, check the listings below. Click on the name of the camp to visit their webpages.  Also included are links to their social media pages, where applicable.

NYS 4-H Camp Specialist: 
Shawn Tiede
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County
srt28@cornell.edu
 
4-H Camp Bristol Hills
4437 Kear Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424-
Contact:
Tim Davis
Executive Director
Cornell Cooperative Extension Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaiugua, NY 14424
Tel: 585-394-3977
Fax: 585-394-0377



Located 11 miles south of Canandaigua on 126 acres of woods and open fields, 4-H Camp Bristol Hills has a pool, 3 ponds, ropes course, basketball courts and archery range. Activities include swimming, environmental education, outdoor living, crafts, sports, fishing, backpacking trips, and counselor-in-training program. Day campers are accepted, and off-season rentals and programs are available. ACA Accredited.


  
Dorothy P. Flint Nassau County 4-H Camp
3186 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact:
CCE of Nassau County
5 Old JerichoTpke.
Jericho, NY 11753
Tel/Fax: 516-433-7970



Started in 1924 and located on 140 acres high above the Long Island Sound, the DP Flint 4-H Camp offers 8 one-week sessions with stayover weekends available. The camp features a working farm, comprehensive equine program, beach waterfront and a ropes course with high and low elements. Activities include environmental sciences, archery, sports, kayaking, fishing, woodworking, rocketry and counselor-in-training. ACA Accredited.


  
Hidden Valley 4-H Camp
Whites Hollow Rd.
Glens Falls, NY 14865
Contact:
Jennifer Sweet
Camp Director
CCE Schuyler County
323 Owego St., Unit 5
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Phone: 607-535-7161
Fax: 607-535-6813



A co-ed day and overnight camp for all 5-16 year old youth situation in magnificent Watkins Glen State Park since 1945, our goal is to help campers gain independence, learn new skills, and create lasting friendships. Campers get excited about learning because we promote positive youth development and connect youth to Cornell University.


  
4-H Camp Overlook
70 Beach Road
Mountainview NY 12969
Contact:
Business Office
4-H Camp Overlook
355 West Main Street, Suite 150
Malone NY, 12953
Contact: Casey Sukeforth
Phone: 518-483-4769
Fax: 518-483-6214
 



Located south of Malone in the Adirondacks, 4-H Camp Overlook is operated by the CCE of Franklin and St. Lawrence counties. Camp Overlook has high and low ropes courses and comprises 30 acres on Indian Lake. Programs include counselor-in-training, outdoor education, archery, sailing, canoeing, boating, swimming and aquatics. The camp is open to all children 6 to 19 years old, both 4-H members and non-members alike.


  
4-H Camp Owahta
4826 Knecht Rd.
McGraw, NY 13101
Contact:
David Rutherford, Executive Director
CCE of Cortland County
Cortland County Office Building
60 Central Avenue, Room 105
Cortland NY, 13045-5590
Fax: 607-753-5077
Davis Rutherford


4-H Camp Owahta is located 10 miles east of Cortland and operates six, week long sessions. Each session emphasizes a special weekly theme that culminates in a special theme day. Camp Owahta has nature trails, outpost lean-to sites, deck hockey court, basketball courts, swimming pond and low elements ropes course. Several 2 and 3-day trips are offered that include canoeing, biking and backpacking. Day Camp is also available.


  
Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp
6375 Soundview Avenue
Southold, NY 11971
Contact:
Lexi Linn
Office Manager
CCE of Suffolk County
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead NY 11901
Tel: 631-852-8629
Fax: 631-852-8627
Email: info@peconicdunes.com


Located on the North Fork of Long Island, between the shores of the Long Island Sound and Great Pond, Peconic Dunes offers one-week overnight and day camp sessions and Super Saturday programs to extend the camp stay. Activities include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, fishing, archery, outdoor cooking, team sports, natural sciences, crafts, video, music, theatre and more. 2008-2016 Dan’s Papers Readers’ Choice Award, Best Children’s Camp. ACA accredited.Located on the North Fork of Long Island, between the shores of the Long Island Sound and Great Pond, Peconic Dunes offers one-week overnight and day camp sessions and Super Saturday programs to extend the camp stay. Activities include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, fishing, archery, outdoor cooking, team sports, natural sciences, crafts, video, music, theatre and more. 2008-2016 Dan’s Papers Readers’ Choice Award, Best Children’s Camp. ACA accredited.


  
4-H Camp Shankitunk
2420 Arbor Hill Rd.
Delhi NY, 13753
Contact:
John Hannum
4-H Youth Development Team Leader
Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County
34570 State Highway 10
Suite 2
Hamden, NY 13782-0184
Phone: 607-865-6531
Fax: 607-865-6532



Owned by Delaware County and Operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County. In operation since 1927, 4-H Camp Shankitunk is located 2 miles south of Delhi in the Catskills. The camp sits on 140 acres, including the John A. Lennox Memorial Forest, and borders the West Branch of the Delaware River. There are five one-week sessions of both day and overnight camp. Activities include swimming, photography, science, rocketry, fishing, backpacking, woodworking, outdoor cookery, crafts, low ropes, counselor-in-training, and more. Facilities are available for off-season rental. Join us for a safe, fun, and educational camping experience.

  
4-H Camp Wabasso
203 N. Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Contact:
Stephanie Graf, Youth & Family Program Leader
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
203 N. Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Tel: 315-788-8450
Fax: 315-788-8461
Email: jefferson@cornell.edu


There is a “secret” place within Jefferson County that is located on 177 acres including a sandy shoreline on Millsite Lake, 30 miles north of Watertown. 4-H Camp Wabasso is a secluded treasure that allows kids to enjoy the natural environment while in the company of friends, both new and old. From the time the sun rises until after sunset, activities abound. Children may swim in picturesque Millsite Lake, frolic on the sandy beach, play volleyball or a game of kickball on the recreation field. There are nature trails, educational activities, songs by the campfire, and challenges provided by both low and high ropes courses. Kids sleep in rustic cabins, eat great camp food in the dining hall, and generate memories to last a lifetime.


  
4-H Camp Wyomoco
2780 Buffalo Road
Varysburg, NY 14167
Contact:
Marie Wixner
Camp Director
CCE of Wyoming County
36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw NY 14167
Phone: 585-786-2251
Fax: 585-786-5148
Email: wyomoco4hcamp@cornell.edu


Owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, 4-H Camp Wyomoco is located 20 miles south of Batavia. Camp Wyomoco has 280 acres of woods and meadows and a 3 acre pond. The camp operates for 6 weeks and is available for off-season rentals. Program features include horseback riding, counselor-in-training, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, crafts, performing arts, outdoor skills, fishing, nature, ecology, sports and archery. Our exciting evening programs include campfires, hikes to the gorge, competitions, dances, all camp games and lots more. Come to Camp Wyomoco to meet new friends and have the best summer ever.