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 Discovery Boxes

Explore the opportunities that 4-H Ontario has to offer by ordering your 4-H Discovery Boxes! 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. Activity boxes will be available for the following age groups: 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old and 13-15 years old. Limited quantities available for each age group.

When you receive your Discovery Box, 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?

Order yours now:

4-H Discovery Boxes Registration – Ages 6-8 – SOLD OUT for 2021!

4-H Discovery Boxes Registration – Ages 9-12 – SOLD OUT for 2021!

4-H Discovery Boxes Registration – Ages 13-15

Thanks to our sponsor, Beef Farmers of Ontario

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COVID-19 Update

Discovery Days for 2021 have been postponed to 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You can explore the opportunities that 4-H Ontario has to offer by ordering your 4-H Discovery Box (see above)!

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

Discovery Days are your opportunity to explore all 4-H Ontario has to offer! Participate in a variety of stations as you try different activities and make new friends.

Discovery Days are fantastic, one-day 4-H experiences for current 4-H Ontario participants and youth curious about joining.

At Discovery Days, youth aged 6-12 get to explore some of what 4-H has to offer through fun, interactive activities and games.

  • Working on your green thumb? Make your own plant container.
  • Perform your own (colourful!) science experiment.
  • Work with new friends to herd animals through teamwork.
  • Show off your trivia skills in our famous Go for The Gold challenge.
  • Make your own snack and then take a break and enjoy your creation.
  • Plus, our popular Discovery Day Olympics!

All this and more in one fun-filled, exciting day.

“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

The cost of Discovery Days is just $28 per attendee and all youth aged 6-12 are invited to attend.

** NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 Discovery Days have been postponed. To explore the 4-H experience at home, check out the Discovery Box experiences above.

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
1-877-410-6748 x 468

Thanks to our sponsor, Beef Farmers of Ontario

Beef Farmers of Ontario

For youth ages 16-19 (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 challenging personalities
  • Identify and improve your personal communication style
  • Brainstorm group leadership techniques in the Word Cafe
  • 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.

Before registering, please review the following documents:

During registration, you’ll be asked to provide information on how you’re travelling to/from FLIA. If you’re taking the train, please provide the train number and starting location for both directions. If you’re arriving to camp via a personal vehicle, please provide the name of who’s dropping you off and picking you up.

Bus pick-up and drop-off is at Union Station in Toronto, ON. The bus will leave Union Station at noon on March 14th. Estimated time of arrival back to Union Station on March 18th is 3:30 p.m. Please be sure to leave extra time between estimated arrival and the participant’s departure time in case of inclement weather, traffic, etc.

FLIA is scheduled for March 2022.

Open to youth across Ontario

Application deadline: January 31, 2022
Camp date: TBC
Location: TBC

2020 Registration Information was as follows

Registration fee: $299 + HST ($337.87)
T-shirt: $18 + HST ($20.34)
Bus fee: $45 + HST ($50.85)

Download the Travel Subsidy Form

For more information, please contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Programming
1-877-410-6748 x 468

Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Respecting the legacy that Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp (PLC) has as 4-H Ontario’s flagship program and in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the planned 2021 Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp is postponed and we will be hosting Leap Into Leadership, a unique, virtual leadership experience. During this experience, you will take on challenges, engage in leadership and team-building activities and build foundational life skills through activities and social connection using technology.

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 (details provided after registering) Monday through Friday 10am-12pm and 7:30-9:30pm. 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 prior to Jan 1, 2021.

Leap Into Leadership will be offered in the week of ‘Spring Break’ April 12-16, 2021.

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

*Registration is now closed.

Program Date: April 12-16, 2021

Please note, if the Government of Ontario modifies the dates for this break, Leap Into Leadership delivery will change to April 16/17 and April 23/24.
Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
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COVID-19 Update

Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp is postponed for 2021 due to COVID-19. Please see NEW! Leap Into Leadership 2021 for a virtual leadership camp details. 

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
1-877-410-6748 x 468

Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

You’re invited on a 4-H adventure! Make new friends and improve your skills in teamwork, leadership, communication and confidence with our hands-on games and activities.

More Information:

Youth Adventure Camp 2021