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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.
4-H Camp Bristol Hills
4437 Kear Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424-
Contact:
Tim Davis
4-H Youth Development Program Leader
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:
Maria Devlin
Camp Manager
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
White Hollow Rd.
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Contact:
Danielle Hautenaumi
Camp Director
CCE Schuyler County
323 Owego St., Unit 5
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Phone: 607-535-7161
Fax: 607-535-6813



Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is located at the south entrance to Watkins Glen State Park with 50 acres in the Watkins Glen Gorge. Programs include archery, canoeing, swimming, woodworking, hiking, science fun, drama, dance and counselor-in-training program. A family camp and a special session for younger campers are offered at the start of the camp season. ACA accredited.


  
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: Patrick Ames
Phone: 518-483-7403
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:
Robin Travis
CCE of Cortland County
Cortland County Office Building
60 Central Avenue, Room 105
Cortland NY, 13045-5590
Fax: 607-753-5077



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:
Chris Colahan
Camp Manager/Director
CCE of Suffolk County
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead NY 11901
Tel: 631-852-8629
Fax: 631-852-8627



Located on the North Fork of Long Island, Peconic Dunes is situated between the shores of the Long Island Sound and Great Pond. Peconic Dunes offers a variety of programs including traditional one-week overnight and day camp sessions, rookie camp, spring break camp, counselor-in-training, teen wilderness trips, family camps, school programs and retreats. Activities include sailing, snorkeling, wilderness trips, leadership, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, backcountry cooking, team sports, STEM, crafts, archery, video, music, theatre and more. 2008-2013 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 Coordinator
Delaware County Resource Center
34570 State Highway 10
PO Box 184
Hamden, NY 13782-0184
Phone: 607-865-6531
Fax: 607-865-6532



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 six one-week sessions, and activities include a ropes course, swimming, photography, science fun, rocketry, fishing, biking, backpacking, crafts and counselor-in-training.


  
4-H Camp Wabasso
203 N. Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Contact:
Matthew Greene
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
203 N. Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Tel: 315-788-8450
Fax: 315-788-8461



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:
Shawn Tiede
Executive Director
CCE of Wyoming County
401 N Main St., Warsaw NY 14167
Phone: 585-786-2251
Fax: 585-786-5148



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 8 weeks and is available for off-season rentals. Program features include horseback riding, counselor-in-training, canoeing, swimming, crafts, performing arts, photography, rocketry, outdoor living, woodworking, fishing and animal care.  ACA Accredited.