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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

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.

COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of our youth, volunteers and stakeholders is our top priority. Due to reductions in the number of individuals allowed at a gathering and the increased number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, the following Discovery Day events are temporarily suspended:

  • Region 5 (Walkerton Fairgrounds – May 9)
  • Region 1 (Emo Fairgrounds – May 23)
  • Region 6 (Dorchester Fairgrounds – May 30)
  • Region 3 (Orono Fairground – June 6)

4-H Ontario will make regular assessments and updates on the status of these events and will reschedule dates as social-distancing protocols are lifted. More information on the status of the Discovery Days in Region 4 (Ancaster Fairgrounds – June 13) and Region 2 (North Grenville Municipal Centre – June 20) will be available soon . If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Farquharson, Coordinator, Programming at opportunities@4-hontario.ca.


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 more the merrier! Bring a friend to Discovery Days and be entered to win a great 4-H prize pack.

The activities change every year, so we encourage return attendees!

9:30 a.m. – Arrival and registration
12:00 p.m. – Lunch (included in registration fee)
3:30 p.m. – Day concludes/parent pick-up

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

2020 Dates & Locations

Region Location Camp Date Register By
Region 1 Emo Fairground, Emo TBD TBD
Region 2 TBD June 10
Region 3 TBD TBD
Region 4 TBD June 3
Region 5 TBD TBD
Region 6 TBD TBD

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
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, 2019)

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.

Please note, 2020 FLIA registration is now closed.

Open to youth across Ontario

Application deadline: January 31, 2020
Camp date: March 14-18, 2020
Camp Kawartha, Peterborough, ON

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
opportunities@4-hontario.ca
1-877-410-6748 x 468

Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

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

Application deadline: January 31, 2021
Camp date: March 13-18, 2021
Ontario Pioneer Camp, Port Sydney, ON

Registration fee: TBD

Download the Travel Subsidy Form

Before registering, please review the following documents:

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

Thanks to our sponsor, Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

For youth ages 12-15 (as of December 31, 2019)

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.

COVID-19 Update

The Provincial Government made an update on the State of Emergency in Ontario and Premier Ford announced that schools will not open again in the 2020 academic year, and overnight camps will likely not be permitted this summer. We are disappointed to announce that Youth Adventure Camp 2020 will not be running. Full refunds of registration fees will be issued in the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned for details about a virtual experience for Youth Adventure Camp as they become available.


Pack your bags and get ready for adventure, 4-H style! During this four-day, three-night camp, you’ll get to conquer new challenges in fun, hands-on activities and make friends that last a lifetime.

We’ll help you build teamwork, leadership and communication skills with activities such as:

  • Our epic camp-wide version of Capture the Flag
  • Test your balance on a low-ropes course
  • Take a dip in the water on a hot afternoon
  • End your days with a relaxing campfire and more!

The 4-H Youth Adventure Camp promises to live up to its name. Over 90% of participants said they’re confident in their communication skills after attending Youth Adventure Camp.

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

 

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Susan Leach

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4-H Ontario is generously supported with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.