Marion County

4-H summer camp

The 4-H summer camp program serves Audrain, Clark, Knox, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Lewis and Scotland counties.

Impact

4-H camps have a greater impact than most people may imagine — camp does develop life skills in youth, and we have proof!

  • Well over 1,000 youth and teens attend 4-H camps in Missouri each year.
  • Extension 4-H specialists and the families they serve consider 4-H camp experiences a high-priority program. 4-H campers ages 10–13 and their parents were surveyed in 2005 and again in 2006 to determine the effectiveness of Missouri 4-H camps in developing life skills in youth, and the results showed that:
    • 72.6% of youth and 84.3% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that 4-H camp improves skills in learning to learn
    • 82.4% of youth and 80.1% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that 4-H camp improves self-responsibility skills

"Because of camp"

Video promo from the American Camp Association: