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4-H Camps

4-H Camps have been one of the most popular aspects of 4-H for over 60 years. We have a camp for everyone, no matter your age, interests or experience level.

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2019 Youth Adventure Camp Talent Show

4-H Clover Kits

Explore the opportunities that 4-H Ontario has to offer by ordering your 4-H Clover Kits! Gather your family and discover the fun of 4-H in your own home. These kits will contain supplies and information for a variety of activities you can do yourself or with your family in the comfort of your own home. Clover Kits will be available for: 6-8 years old and 9-12 years old. Limited quantities available for each age group.

When you receive your Clover Kits, here are some of the things you will find inside (please note that there are differences depending on age you’ve ordered a box for):

  • Explore weather phenomenon exploring the light and colours around us or creating tornadoes in your own home – you’ll make predictions and learn more about these weather events
  • How does heat impact the world around you? Using this special paper, test out heat around you and examine how heat impacts animals.
  • Do you know your beef cattle facts? In this activity you’ll learn new facts about beef cows.
  • Try out a new recipe for your family! Step by step printed instructions provided!
  • Are you sun smart? In this activity you’ll create a sun experiment that will show how UV light impacts the world around us.
  • Grow a 4-H garden! With this activity, you’ll plant seeds to grow a pumpkin and some herbs. You’ll even have the opportunity to inspect how different materials break down.

Along with these activities, you will find opportunities to get active, explore your community, stretch your mind muscles AND some fun 4-H and Beef Farmers of Ontario swag items! Tic-tac-toe anyone?

Check back here soon for registration information!

Thanks to our sponsor, Beef Farmers of Ontario

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For youth ages 6-12 (as of December 31, 2019)

Discovery Days are a fantastic one-day 4-H experience for 4-H participants and for youth curious about joining 4-H or wanting to have a fun day.

Date Registration Deadline Location
June 11 May 30 North Grenville Municipal Centre – Kemptville
June 18 June 6 Orono Fairgrounds, Orono
June 25 June 13 Brampton Fairgrounds, Caledon
July 9 June 27 Listowel Fairgrounds – Listowel
July 16 July 4 Emmanuel Congregational Church, Ridgetown
July 23 July 11 Emo Legion, Emo

At Discovery Days, youth aged 6 through 12 years old explore the wide array of fun and interaction available in 4-H Ontario through different activities and games, including:

  • Make your own fidget putty
  • Decorate a gratitude journal
  • Explore how to work as a team
  • Showcase your trivia smarts in our famous Go For The Gold game
  • Make a delicious snack that you can then enjoy
  • Test your skills at Discovery Days Olympics

All of this in just one day and for only $30! You’ll also get a pizza lunch, a t-shirt you can decorate and take home with you, and you will meet new friends. Each year is a new experience! Try them all!

“Discovery Days was a perfect introduction to 4-H as it truly captured the essence of the program. From making crafts, to decorating their own shirt, participating in Go for The Gold, and dodging a marshmallow gun all day, they had tons of fun.”

– Participant’s Parent

Please read our Camp, Conference and Competition Registration Policies and Procedures.

You can find the 4-H Inclusion Statement here.

For more information, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Programming
opportunities@4-hontario.ca
226-979-3657

Thanks to our sponsor, Beef Farmers of Ontario

Beef Farmers of Ontario

For youth ages 16-21 (as of December 31, 2021)

Future Leaders in Action is an advanced level leadership development camp that combines leader­ship training and fun, challenging activities for a five-day, four-night experience participants will never forget.

If you’re looking to take a leadership role in your school, community, 4-H Club or beyond, Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) can help you get there.

Make friends that last a lifetime in a supportive environment. Over five days and four nights, you’ll gain new skills in leadership and facilitation techniques, such as:

  • Learn how to work with different personalities
  • Identify and improve your personal communication style
  • Explore group leadership techniques
  • Conquer the high ropes course, our FLIA escape room and more!

Watch what some recent participants had to say about FLIA.

“Future Leaders in Action taught me to be more confident when sharing my ideas and trying new things outside my comfort zone.”

– Myah, 2018 FLIA participant.

4-H Ontario Chartered Bus

We know that getting to camp can be a barrier; we’re aiming to assist with that by providing a 4-H Ontario Chartered Bus. Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Union Station in Toronto, ON. The bus will leave Union Station at noon on the Saturday. Estimated time of arrival back to Union Station on Wednesday is 4:00 p.m. More details about the bus will be provided in your registration package. Please be sure to add this item to your cart when registering if you would like to take the bus.

2022 Registration Information:

Camp date: March 12-16, 2022
Registration deadline: February 4, 2022
Location: Camp Kawartha, near Lakefield/Peterborough

Open to youth ages 16-21 (prior to Jan. 1, 2022)

Registration fee: $350+ HST
Optional Camp T-shirt: $18 + HST
Chartered Bus fee: $45 + HST

To register click here!

As per Ontario public health measures, youth attending Future Leaders In Action (FLIA) in 2022 are required to have received a full series of a vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior. All youth will be required to complete the attestation form related to COVID-19 as part of their registration for FLIA. For more on 4-H Ontario’s policies related to COVID-19, please visit the FAQ section on the Join Us page.

For information about 4-H Ontario refund policies for Camps, Conferences & Competitions:

  • Click: Link to 4-H Ontario Policies
  • In the search bar, located in the middle of your screen under Full Policy Manual, search 4.2.1. This will open a PDF document in your web browser.
  • Go to O-M-13 – 4-H Ontario Camp, Conference and Competition Registration Policies on page 7.

For more information, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Programming
opportunities@4-hontario.ca
226-979-3657

Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Leap Into Leadership is a unique, virtual leadership experience where you will take on challenges, engage in leadership and team-building activities and build foundational life skills through activities and social connection using technology.

You’ll connect with peers to explore tools that you can stock your skill toolbox with – from leadership to communication and critical thinking to creativity. Paired with games, activities and more, you’ll be part of an immersive leadership experience. This experience comes with a conference kit that will give you the materials you need to participate and some fun surprises along the way!

Open it: Included with your registration is a “camp at home” kit that includes all of the supplies for the Leap Into Leadership experience PLUS limited edition swag items and more (the kit alone has a value of  $75+!)

Do it: Can you succeed and beat the other teams in the 4-H virtual scavenger hunt?

Win it: Will you be the first person to figure out “who did it” at the Leap Into Leadership “Murder Mystery”?

Learn it: What leadership style do you use when working in groups? Find out and see how to utilize different styles to get different results!

Try it: Take the concepts you hear about and apply them with the group during social sessions!

Join in: Login using Zoom. Meet and connect with friends from across the province and enthusiastic facilitators to create what will be an unforgettable 4-H leadership experience.

This opportunity is open to all youth 15-21 years of age

Previous or future PLC participants are all able to participate in Leap Into Leadership.

Check back here soon for registration information!

Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
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For current 4-H Members ages 15-19 (as of December 31, 2019)

Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp is a life-changing experience you won’t forget! Join us for six days and five nights where you’ll develop your leadership skills through fun challenges involving teamwork, exploration and self-reflection.

Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp (PLC) is the flagship program for 4-H Ontario and one we’re very proud of.

For over 50 years, PLC has helped 4-H Members enhance their leadership, communication, goal setting and teamwork skills through hands-on activities, including:

  • Build a quinzee snow hut
  • Lead a team across a raging river
  • Reenact the day as part of the fleet log
  • Plan, run and coordinate parts of the camp as an individual and in teams
  • Plus, many more activities that add up to the experience of a lifetime

Watch what some recent participants had to say about PLC.

“I had a great time and I wish I could come back every year!”
“This camp changed my life and I will leave here with new friends and memories I will never forget.”

– 2017 PLC participants

Open to 4-H Members across Ontario

Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp is postponed until 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out Leap Into Leadership, above, for the virtual experience that is being offered in 2021!

For more information, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Programming
opportunities@4-hontario.ca
226-979-3657

Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

For youth ages 12-15

4-H Ontario is planning for Youth Adventure Camp in August. This experience will encompass four days and three nights of learn to do by doing activities in leadership, teamwork, communication and more – all while enjoying the beautiful facilities. In addition to these activities, you will get to swim, canoe, play games, enjoy campfires and have camp challenge nights. There are many adventures awaiting you at Youth Adventure Camp.

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

  • $345 +HST ($389.85)
  • Optional chartered bus fee: $45.00+HST ($50.85)
  • Optional camp t-shirt $18.00+HST ($20.34)

Supported by Beeler Family Fund