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Registration open for 4-H Great Lakes Natural Resources Camp July 23-29

Monday, May 1, 2023

About 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resource Camp
Young teens have fun and amazing outdoor hands-on learning experiences as they go charter fishing, snorkeling, sailing, hike through forests, wade through wetlands, explore dunes and more! This really fun MSU pre-college program could be the highlight of your summer - it could even change your life!

Learning sessions and recreation are designed to:

Increase teens’ appreciation and enjoyment of the outdoors, natural resources, and science.
Increase teens’ knowledge about the Great Lakes, natural resources ecology and management issues.
Develop strong attitudinal attachment to Michigan’s unique natural resources and bioregional features.
Foster scientifically rooted environmental stewardship.
Develop and expand career and personal interests.
Develop leadership skills and self-confidence.
Increase social and academic skills needed for a successful transition to college and life as an adult.
Learn more by reviewing the one-page 2018 impact summary.

Who should attend?
The camp is for teens aged 13 to 15, or going into 8th-10th grades in the fall. You do not need to be a member of 4-H in order to attend the event, but all participants will be asked to enroll in 4-H Online upon completing their event registration.

So each camper can have the best experience possible, each camper must be able to fully participate in grade-level appropriate small group science learning sessions as well as very active large group recreation. It’s an action-packed week of fun and learning! (Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested.)

Maximum camper capacity is 70 campers, so apply early to increase your chances of getting a spot.

Camp Chickagami
The camp is held at Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, near the shores of Lake Huron between Alpena and Rogers City. The state-licensed camp has dormitory-style cabins, a dining hall and toilet and shower facilities. Meals are all prepared by a qualified cook and served right in the dining hall.

Find out how to apply.