MARIN COUNTY 4-H CAMP
August 4-10, 2023
*REGISTRATION Opens Monday, February 6th at 5:00pm
TO REGISTER, CLICK:
Staff Application & Registration
DATES: August 4 - August 10, 2023 (6 nights)
LOCATION: Mount Gilead Camp, Sebastopol, CA. (Due to maintenance, we will return to Las Posadas in 2024). https://www.mtgilead.org/
CAMP AGE ELIGIBILITY
Campers: 4-H members and non-4-H members, ages 9 to 14 years (as of August 4, 2023).
Youth Staff: 4-H members and non-4-H members, ages 14-18 years or incoming Freshmen through incoming Seniors (as of August 4, 2023).
$650 - non-4-H members.
$575 - currently enrolled 4-H Members (MUST be enrolled as of Fall 2022/Spring 2023).
$40 additional for Camp Sweatshirt (optional). Fees include a camp t-shirt and a camp picture (sweatshirts are an additional fee).
No refunds after May 15, 2023.
Marin County 4-H Camp Mission, Objectives, Values
The mission of Marin County 4-H Camp is to enrich the lives of youth in a residential camp setting that focuses on the social, physical and emotional well-being of participants and provides youth development opportunities through hands-on, experiential learning in an environment where youth feel safe, can master new skills and abilities, and develop the confidence they need to positively contribute beyond camp in their local communities.
- To provide a safe camp environment, physically and emotionally.
- To provide intentional, experiential youth development programming.
- To teach youth about citizenship, the importance of being a responsible citizen, and to provide opportunities to practice citizenship.
- To provide learning opportunities for youth to
- socially interact, learn to get along with others, and build relationships.
- engage in nature on their own and through intentional programming.
- try new things and explore new interests.
- develop leadership skills and be of service to others.
- develop independence, problem-solving, and self-reliance skills.
- learn to take responsibility for their own decisions and actions and to meet individual and group responsibilities.
The values of 4-H are at the core of Marin County 4-H Camp.
- Honesty, fairness and equity
- Respect for the health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment
- Team-focus and collaboration
- Accountability for actions and resources
- Inclusion and diversity.
- Caring adult mentors and leaders
- Learn by doing
- Belonging - to know they are cared about by others.
- Mastery - to feel and believe they are capable and successful.
- Independence - to know they are able to influence people and events.
- Generosity - to practice helping others through their own generosity.
There are many amazing activities and traditions at Marin 4-H camp including archery, arts and crafts, hiking, outdoor cooking, nightly campfires with skits, songs, and more. Campers are organized into tribes of different ages and meet regularly, compete, and perform together throughout the week. Adult chaperones oversee camp and youth staff lead and manage nearly all aspects of daily life throughout the week including special events like the dance, carnival, talent show, and scavenger hunt. Youth/Teen Staff work together to lead and provide a magical experience for each other and campers! Campers and staff sleep in cabins and eat communally in the dining hall. Camp is about having fun, doing activities, and learning about self, others and the natural world in an experiential way that is both structured and unstructured.
*Camp is a sensory rich environment with a mix of structured and unstructured time. If you have any concerns about your child’s needs and ability to exercise sound judgment to support his/her/their health and safety in this type of setting and program, please contact us at Marin4HCamp@gmail.com. We aim to support all youth to have a successful and positive experience.
Have questions? Need more information?
Contact our Camp Clerk, Lisa Westin, at Marin4HCamp@gmail.com
And/or contact the 4-H Office, Martha Martinez, at email@example.com