4-H and Youth Development Classes & Activities
Oakland County, MichiganMSU Extension4-H and Youth Development Classes & Activities

4-H and Youth Development Classes & Activities

Youths enjoying 4-H Green Science Adventure Camp

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March-August: Healthy Living Teen Ambassador Program
Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity? Teens ages 15-19 can learn to facilitate healthy living workshops for youth in Oakland County. Participating teens will develop leadership and public speaking skills and will also receive a partial scholarship to Exploration Days. Contact Mary Blumka at blumkama@anr.msu.edu or at 248.858.0890 to apply!                                                                                                                                            

June - August 2016: Summer Camp at Tollgate Education Center
Throughout the summer multiple camps and themes are offered at Tollgate Education Center in Novi.  Activities such as harvesting fruits and vegetables, preparing healthy snacks, caring for farm animals, exploring the acres of woodland, archery, canoeing, horseback riding, challenge course activities, building, and more are offered at various times during camp.  The camp registration fee is $280.00 for a week-long camp.  Discounts are offered to those who register with siblings and/or for multiple weeks of camp.  Aftercare is offered until 6:00 pm.  For more information and to register for camp, visit the Tollgate Education Center web site or contact tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu. 

July 8-17, 2016: Oakland County Fair
Come visit the Oakland County 4-H staff at the fair for daily hands on activities and to catch up on 4-H news and programs. Our booth will be staffed Monday – Friday 9-5. Activities will happen 10-noon and 2-4. To find out how to exhibit at the fair, visit their web page.

July 10th and/or July 31st
Niccole & Channa from the Royal Oak Yoga Shelter, hold a benefit for 4-H programs, that donations will be matched by the Michigan 4-H Foundation. Details in flyer. 

July 25-27 Forestry Fun Day Camp
Explore the great outdoors and future careers! The 4-H Forestry Fun Camp is a fun, interactive multi-day camp where youth learn to look at trees through a different lens. Through hands-on activities, such as tree identification, measuring forests and identifying insects and tree diseases, youth will learn about the various aspects of forestry and forest management. Campers will explore the many careers available in the forestry field and will develop a mini-forest management plan.  For ages 11-15.
The last date for online registration is June 1, 2016.

August 3-5 2016 or August 17-19:  Cloverbud Camp - Registration Opens June 1st!!!
Now offering a camp experience specifically designed for your 5-8 year olds.  Oakland County 4-H Cloverbud Camp offers hands-on learning activities, crafts and active play throughout the day.  This camp will be held at Lookout Lodge (Waterford Oaks County Park in Waterford) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. Our camp provides a positive and collaborative atmosphere where Cloverbuds can thrive.  Fun activities include: trips to Paradise Peninsula Playscape, crafts, nature hikes, chemistry activities, and more! 

State-Wide 4-H Camps

June 27-July 1 – 4-H Renewable Energy Camp (13-19)
Explore how Michigan's abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy and what it means to your family, Michigan and the world! Highlights include Tours of on-campus Labs, the Kellogg Biological Station, MSU Power Plant, and a Wind Farm. Plus learn about Carbon Green Bioenergy and more! For more information, check out the 4-H Renewable Energy Camp Page. The cost to attend this 5-day camp is just $190!

June 27-July 1 – 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp (13-16)
Interested in veterinary medicine? Then the 4-H Animal & Vet Science Camp is the place for you! Learn about and work with many different species of animals large and small. The cost of this 5-day camp is $350 and includes all meals and transportation during the camp. The deadline for applications to attend this camp is April 1, 2016.

July 31-August 6 – Great Lakes Natural Resources Camp (13-15)
Campers explore dunes, hike forest trails, wade through wetlands, fish, snorkel and sail on Lake Huron while educators and scientists teach them about the Great Lakes ecosystem. This camp is held at Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, Michigan. The cost of $375 covers lodging and all meals, transportation to field trips and materials. Apply to attend this camp today!

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