Iowa 4-H Camping

4-H campers having fun

Iowa 4-H camping experiences give kids

  • A safe outdoor environment for learning, having fun, and being creative
  • A chance to be with caring, trained adults
  • A living-learning community

    • Resident camps where kids stay overnight in cabins, tents, or under the stars
    • Day camps where outdoor creativity, activity and learning take place over the course of several days
  • Group and individual time to have fun and learn together
  • A learning “laboratory” to practice life skills while exploring nature

Why have a 4-H camping adventure?

  • Research shows that youth campers benefit in a host of ways, from being smarter, to being more cooperative, to having better overall health.
  • 4-H camp activities are led and supervised by Iowa State 4-H staff and trained adult and teen volunteers.
  • Like all 4-H programs, Iowa 4-H camping is focused on the 4-H outcomes of developing productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders, and successful learners.


Because at Iowa 4-H camps, learning is part of the fun.


Contact the Iowa 4-H Center
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