Benefits of camp
Summer camp is one of the most valuable learning experiences a child can
have! Young people need strong relationships and emotional
skills to meet today's challenges. Through camping, young
people learn independence, responsibility, how to get along with others,
and how to make the right decisions. Camp promotes cooperation,
teamwork, and respect for other people and our natural environment.
Learn what camp can do for your child from famous
people who have been there! Camp is MUCH more than silly songs and
campfires. Every child deserves a chance to go to camp. American Camp Association
Camping also provides opportunities to experience new and exciting
activities. Climbing walls, swimming, archery, canoeing, and many other
activities are offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers
can explore new areas of interest with encouragement from trained
counselors and staff.
4-H camp experience
4-H camp has a rich history and tradition in Missouri. 4-H staff
have conducted camps for more than 60 years. Historically, 4-H camps
were some of the original users of the group camp facilities found in
Missouri state parks…and today many 4-H camps still utilize them.
4-H programs offer a variety of camping experiences.
Residential camps for one or more nights
camps such as Aerospace Camp
Camps designed for
specific age groups such as Camps for 8-11 year olds, Clover Kid
Camp (less 8 years of age), teen camp and counselor training.
camp program group determines which camps to offer according to
their individual needs and abilities. Whatever the camp, it offers an
opportunity for youth to gain independence and important life skills
while in a safe environment.
Want more camp fun?
goCyberCamp is a
web-based 4-H "camp" that provides hands-on learning experiences through
interactive games and activities.
Camp is more than just a leisure activity for youth. Statewide
evaluations conducted by 4-H staff across Missouri show
that camp develops essential life skills in youth. In these
studies, the specific life skills evaluated are teamwork,
self-responsibility, learning by doing and social skills. Parents
and youth agree that 4-H camp is a valuable educational experience.