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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.

4-H clover Hands-On 4-H Day Camp

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020

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Join 4-H for a fun, engaging five-week day camp. All lessons and activities are designed for youth ages 8-11, but we also welcome family participation. There are 2 different parts of the camp, so choose one or both!

What you'll do

  • Build life skills to use at home
  • Make a nutritious recipe
  • Explore the outdoors

Three great opportunities!

Tuesdays, June 23 - July 21: Hands-On at Home (5 sessions)

Build the life skills you use at home with crafting, weaving, re-purposing and cooking.  Share your Hands-On at Home experiences with us at #4HHandsonHome.

Thursdays, June 25 - July 23: Hands-On Outdoors (5 sessions)

Get outdoors to buzz with bees and pollinators, identify plants and wildlife, protect our water resources and maybe get a little dirty. Share your Hands-On Outdoors experiences with us at #4HHandsonOutdoors.

Friday, July 24: At Home Campout!

Grab your favorite people and head to the living room or backyard to decorate and build a tent or fort. Cook an outdoor meal or have a picnic! Share your At Home Campout experience with us at #4HCampout.

Daily schedule (both Hands-on at Home and Hands-on Outdoors will follow this schedule) 

10 - 10:30 a.m. - Welcome and icebreakers (live on Zoom)
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Self-guided activities (mailed and online)
2 p.m. - Campfire Connection (live on Zoom)

Two ways to join


Live sessions on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays where you’ll camp from a distance. Play morning icebreakers, make friends and end the day with a virtual campfire! All live sessions will be led by 4-H staff and counselors. Activities are self-guided with online resources available.


Receive 4 activities each week and move at your own pace. If you register for all 5 weeks, you'll receive 20 activities!

Event information

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Betsy Olson, Extension educator
betolson@umn.edu or 763-767-3847




Register for the full 5-week series or choose the days you would like to join. All participants who register will receive access to all daily lessons and recorded videos every Monday.

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