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Finney County
501 South 9th St.
Garden City, KS 67846

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Camps & State Events


Kansas Youth Leadership Forum: Virtual 2020

Come and build your leadership skills and potential through workshops, consulting groups, inspirational speakers and more. In addition, the 2021 State 4-H Youth Leadership Council will be elected at KYLF.

When: November 21-22, 2020

Where: Your Device (computer, tablet or phone) connected to the internet

Who: Youth 14-18 years of age before January 1, 2021

Registration: Click Here to Register!

Registration Fee:  TBD

Early Registration Deadline: October 15, 2020


Citizenship in Action:  February 14-15, 2021

Would you like to have more influence in laws and rules that affect your life? Then you’ll want to go to Kansas 4-H Citizenship in Action! This two day event is sponsored by the State 4-H Youth Leadership Council. The purpose of the event is for Kansas youth to learn how the state legislative process works and how their voice and participation in decision-making can make a difference in their local communities. The legislative visit will not only familiarize youth with the capitol building, but will also show them how they can affect the legislative process.

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Shutterbug Events:

Shutterbug events are photography workshops put on across the state by the Kansas State 4-H Photography Action Team. Workshops are typically scheduled as a morning session and concentrate on a variety aspects of composition. Examples of sessions include: Portfolio, I have a camera-now what?, Panning, Close-ups, Aperture Settings & Kaleidoscopes/Reflections.

2021 Shutterbug Events:

  1. Botanica                                                                                                 Please note:  $9 entry fee per person for all-day pass to Botanica 
    1. Where: Botanica Gardens, Wichita, KS
    2. When: May 1, 2021 9:15 AM
  2. Shutterbugs at the Zoo                                                                            Please note:  $5 registration fee for each of the first five members of a family. Children 5 and under are free. 
    1. Where: Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City, KS
    2. When: May 8, 2021
  3. Shutterbugs at Big Creek
    1. Where: Agricultural Research Center, Hays, KS
    2. When: Oct. 9, 2021
  4. Shutterbugs at Old Jefferson Town
    1. Where: Oskaloosa, KS
    2. When: November 6. 2021

*Events are subject to change based on current COVID restrictions.

Discovery Days:  June 1-4, 2021

Kansas 4-H Discovery Days will be delivered virtually in 2021. The event will be held on June 1-4th, 2021.  The decision to again use the virtual format was not taken lightly as the preferred format for the event would definitely be in-person. The decision is in congruence with the current K-State Reopening Phase 3 guidelines and the most recent vaccine availability projections from Riley County. 

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Lakeside Camp: June 9-10, 2021

Camp Lakeside takes place at Lake Scott State Park as a single overnight camp for youth ages 7-9 and counselors ages 14-18. Lakeside offers a variety of activities including archery, rafting, swimming, crafts, hiking, fishing, campfire, and more. Cost to attend: $80 (4-H Members) OR $81 (Non 4-H Members).

  • Registration Deadline May 1st
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Heart of Kansas Camp: June 21-24, 2021

The Heart of Kansas camp takes place at the Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City. It provides youth the opportunity to take part in a great camping experience full of different activities such as swimming, fishing, crafts, horseback riding, dance, canoeing, and much more to come for this coming year. HOK is for youth ages 9-14 and counselors ages 15-18. Cost to attend: $195 for all campers.

Camp Counselor Application

We are in need for responsible 15-18 year old 4-Hers to serve as camp counselors for Camp Lakeside and Heart of Kansas Camps for 2021.

Camp Lakeside

Camp Lakeside will be held June 9-10, 2021. Camp Counselors will be responsible for youth ages 7-9 years old. This is a two day, one night camp. The cost to attend this camp is $80. Please fill out the following application and return it to the Finney County Extension Office no later than April 30, 2021.

  • 2021 Lakeside Camp Counselor Application
Heart of Kansas Camp (Rock Springs)

The Heart of Kansas Camp will be held June 21-24, 2021. Camp Counselors will be responsible for youth in grades 3-8. Counselors will be able to give a preference of what age/grade youth they wish to be responsible for. Counselors will be in pairs. Counselors will leave on June 20th for counselor training. The cost to attend this camp is $240. Please fill out the following application and return it to the Finney County Extension Office no later than April 1, 2021.


Youth Volunteer

If you completed a camp counselor application, please fill out the following forms and return them to the Finney Co. Extension Office with your application.


4-H Campference:  June 22-25, 2020

4-H Campference is for youth ages 12-14 (before January 1, 2020), and will be held at Rock Springs 4-H Center. Participants will experience the feel of a conference, while enjoying the 'camp' activities Rock Springs 4-H Center has to offer. This is a great transitional opportunity, as these tweens go from being a camper to attending educational conferences. 4-H Campference will feature workshops about opportunities in the 4-H program and how to better interact with others. Participants will meet other youth from around the state of Kansas.

Registration due by May 15, 2020

Registration Form

Registration Fee: TBD