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NYS 4-H Summer Camps

Did you know New York State has 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!

NYS has camps for 4-Hers throughout the state. Through the weeklong experience, campers will participate in a variety of activities from crafts, games, swimming, hiking and more. New York State 4-H camps are members of the American Camp Association (ACA). Membership in ACA provides us with many outstanding resources for our staff and campers. For more information on ACA please visit

Madison County 4-H wants to help YOU get to camp!

Full and partial scholarships are being offered to help Madison County 4-H'ers and Madison county residents to attend one of the many 4-H camps found throughout NYS. Applications being accepted until April 25,2023. 

Please find our digital 2023 application here:

Please find our paper 2023 application here: CCEMC_4-H_Camp_Scholarship_Application_(1).pdf

NYS Summer Camps

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4-H Camp Bristol Hills

Located near Canandaigua, 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.

Camp Shankitunk

Located in Delaware County. This camp offers five one-week sessions both day and overnight. Activities include swimming, photography, science, fishing, backpacking, woodworking, craft, low ropes and more!

Hidden Valley 4-H Camp

Located in Watkins Glen State Park. Hidden Valley Camps’ goal is to help campers gain independence, learn new skills, and create lasting friendships.

Camp Owahta

Located 10 miles east of Cortland and offers six weeklong sessions of both day and overnight camp. Each session emphasizes a special weekly theme. Camp Owahta has nature trails, outpost lean-to sites, basketball court, swimming ponds, and low elements ropes course.

Camp Wabasso

Located in the Indian Lakes region of Jefferson County. There are six week-long overnight camps each summer. The waterfront includes paddle boards, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing.

4-H Camp Overlook

Located south of Malone in the Adirondacks and 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.

Flint Nassau 4-H Camp

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.

Peconic Dunes

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.

Last updated March 29, 2023