Northeast Iowa 4-H Camps at Pine Bluff

Youth looking for a fun summer camp to attend need look no further than Pine Bluff 4-H Camp along the Upper Iowa River during June.
Registrations are now being accepted for the Junior and Intermediate 4-H Camp, which are open to all youth just completing grades 4-8.
Area 4-H Campers Wanted
Junior Camp June 8-9 or June 16-17. 
Are you ready to create, explore and discover the world around you? Join old and new 4-H friends in 2 days and 1 night of hiking, river exploration, crafts, tubing, campfire songs, games and more! The night will be all aglow with activities. You may even leave camp with a 4-H fair exhibit completed!  Come spend time with old friends and new.  Registration Form

Register through your county extension office.  Camp t-shirt  included!  Registrations are due to the county extension office by April 15. 
Intermediate Camp, June 11-12. 
Join us for 2 days and 1 night on a fun and education journey.  You never know what to expect as you find your adventure in hiking, exploration, canoeing, tubing, geocaching, and much more. There will be plenty of time with friends to join in campfire songs in the natural setting at camp. The night will be all aglow with activities. Join the fun!  Register through your county extension office. Camp t-shirt included!  Registrations are due to the county extension office by April 15. Registration Form

Area 4-H Camp Counselors Wanted
4-H camp is one of the best experiences 4-H members can have during the summer months.  It is a great way for camp staff to help youth get their developmental needs met in creative ways.  Campers get to meet new friends, reconnect with old friends, and hang with cabin counselors (belonging).  Campers get to learn new things and practice new skills (mastery).  By being away from family for a few days, campers get to make decisions and learn how their decisions affect others (independence).  Camp is a time for everyone to get to help other people and practice good citizenship (generosity).  By providing a safe environment where everyone feels included, great camp counselors are the backbone of great camps.  I hope you will apply for this important role in the life of young people! 
**11th and 12th graders may be counselors for Intermediate Camp.  9th -12th graders may be junior camp counselors.** 
2015 Camp Counselor Training
When:   Friday, June 5, 2015 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where:  Pinebluff 4-H Camp. 
Training will provide you the opportunity to meet the 4-H camp staff, review camp plans, understand roles and responsibilities as a camp counselor and of course have fun!
Counselor Application
 
Pine Bluff 4-H Camp is 115 acres of pine-covered bluffs, beautiful trails, and wild river located in northeast Iowa's Winneshiek County.  Pine Bluff is owned and operated by the Winneshiek County 4-H Foundation in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension.  It is a camp for youth, an outdoor laboratory for schools, a retreat site for families and other groups, and a valuable forest and wildlife habitat.
Facilities are modern and well-maintained, and staff is employed and trained by Iowa State University Extension, which through the 4-H youth development program has been offering 4-H camps for many years.

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