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Camps & State Events


Kansas Youth Leadership Forum: November 17-19, 2017

Come and build your leadership skills and potential through workshops, consulting groups, inspirational speakers and more. In addition, the 2018 State 4-H Youth Leadership Council will be elected at KYLF.

When: November 17-19, 2017

Where: Rock Springs 4-H Center

Who: Youth 14-18 years of age before January 1, 2018

Registration: Click Here to Register!

Registration Fee:  TBD

Early Registration Deadline: October 16, 2017


Citizenship in Action:  February 17-18, 2019

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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Discovery Days:  May 29 - May 31, 2019

Are You Ready for Discovery Days? Put May 29 - May 31, 2019 on your calendar to be in Manhattan on the K-State campus. Discovery Days offers classes and tours about 4-H projects, careers, hobbies, community service and more! You can also share your talents in the Talent Show. Are you ready to dance? Are you ready for some Call Hall ice cream? Are you ready for some great speakers and Discovery Days Night Live and all the other possibilities in your future?  Join us now to enjoy this event this summer!

When: May 29 - June 1, 2018

Where: Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Who: Youth who are 13-18 years old as of January 1 of 2019.

Registration: Deadline April 18, 2019

Registration Fee:  $235 base price

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Citizenship Washington Focus

What: Road trip across the USA stopping to see Philadelphia, Gettysburg, the Liberty Bell and more! Meet, learn, share and tour with youth from other states and respected resource people.Walk among places that have made history and places that are making news today.Visit Capitol Hill, government departments, historic sites, and memorials.Get a close-up view of political process through visits to Capitol Hill.Meet with the Kansas Congressional and Senate delegations to discuss legislative issues.Participate in workshops and assembly groups to learn life skills and discuss possible solutions to domestic and international problems.Interact with 4-H members from other states, learning and sharing about 4-H and other interests and issues. This trip has filled up quickly in the last few years, make sure that you do not delay in signing up to attend!

When: June 13-24, 2019

Where: Washington D.C.

Who: Youth 15-18 years old by January 1 of the current year

Registration: Click Here to Register

Registration Fee: $1,850

Registration Deadline: January 15 or Until 50 Spaces are Filled


Wildcat 4-H Sewing Camp: Not occuring in 2018

This year’s Specialty Camp is designed for youth who have mastered basic sewing skills and are ready to challenge themselves by learning new and more advanced skills.  The camp offers 4-H members an opportunity to learn and build confidence in the Clothing and Textiles project.  Participants should know the basics regarding pattern layout/cutting and basic sewing machine operation.  Participants will pre-select their pattern prior to attending camp.

There will be time for a service learning opportunity.

All fabrics, supplies and equipment will be provided for youth to construct their project. Teens (16-19) and adults with sewing knowledge and passion, are invited to participate as an assistant.

When: 2019

Where: K-State Manhattan campus

Who: 4-H Members ages 13-18 and adult volunteers

Registration: TBD

Registration Fee: TBD

Lakeside Camp: June 6-7, 2019

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).


Heart of Kansas Camp: June 11-14, 2019

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 (4-H Members) OR $196 (Non 4-H Members).


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 2019.

Camp Lakeside

Camp Lakeside will be held June 6-7, 2019. 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 May 1, 2018.

Heart of Kansas Camp (Rock Springs)

The Heart of Kansas Camp will be held June 11-14, 2019. 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 6th for counselor training. The cost to attend this camp is $220. Please fill out the following application and return it to the Finney County Extension Office no later than May 1, 2019.


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:  TBD

4-H Campference is for youth ages 12-14 (before January 1, 2018), 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: Registration is closed

Registration Fee: TBD