Pike County

4-H camp

The 4-H camping program serves Audrain, Pike, Ralls, Clark, Lewis and Marion counties.

Camp location

Camp Cedar Crest, 11002 Rt. ZZ, Mexico, Missouri (5 miles north of Mexico)

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 annually
  • Extension 4-H Specialists and the families they serve consider 4-H Camp experiences as 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.
  • 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.

Contacts

Patty Fisher, 4-H Youth Development Specialist

Stephanie Femrite, 4-H Youth Development Specialist