4-H Summer Camp

Chippewa County 4-H offers three premiere camping opportunities (Day, Overnight, and Base Camp) at Wisconsin Farmers Union, Kamp Kenwood! 4-H Camp serves as a space for youth Kindergarten-8th Grade an opportunity to explore their interest, build friendships, and grow as a leader. Youth in 9th Grade have the opportunity to apply to become camp counselor.

Camp Registration: Closed

Chippewa County 4-H One Night Overnight

This one-night opportunity for youth in 3rd Grade will be held June 16-17 at Kamp Kenwood. The youth program will begin at around 4:30 pm on the 16th and last until approx. 5 pm on the 17th. The goal of this program is to introduce overnight camping in a single night setting. The program fee is $30 for the single night program and includes all supplies, a t-shirt, meals and snacks. After an evening program and sleeping in cabins, youth will join the day camp program on the 17th for sessions, games and more! Please note: their enrollment will roll into the day camp program; they DO NOT need to sign up separately.

Chippewa County 4-H Adventure Day Camp

The Chippewa County 4-H Day Camp will be held Monday, June 17, 2024 at WFU Kamp Kenwood. Campers will arrive starting by 7:30 am and end at approx. 5 pm. This program will be open for the first 50 youth in grades K-3. The program fee will be $15. Teen counselors provide leadership and supervision throughout the program. The counselors are screened and trained by the 4-H educator and volunteers and the Educator and volunteers provide adult supervision throughout the program. Please note: youth in grades 2-3 if signing up for the overnight, do not need to add this registration. They will automatically be included in the day program.

Chippewa County 4-H Base Camp (Three Night Overnight)


The Chippewa County 4-H Base Camp will be held June 17-20, 2024 at WFU Kamp Kenwood. Campers will arrive starting a 5 pm on the 17th and the program will end by 6 pm on the 20. This program will be open for the first 65 youth (dependent on gender) in grades 3-7. The program fee will be $70 for the three night camping experience. Youth sleep in cabin spaces based on gender with private bathrooms located in each cabin. Teen counselors provide leadership and supervision throughout the program. The counselors are screened and trained by the 4-H educator and volunteers and the Educator and volunteers provide adult supervision throughout the program.

Camp Counselors & Volunteers

Serving as camp counselor stands out as a crucial leadership undertaking for numerous 4-H youth. This experience equips counselors with vital leadership qualities such as persistence and teamwork. It fosters enduring connections and hones their ability to navigate diverse scenarios.

In their role, camp counselors provide assistance to younger participants (those who have completed grades 2nd-8th Grade), guiding them in learning and ensuring they have a positive and enjoyable experience.

Applications for our 2024 cohort of Camp Counselors is now closed, and selections have been made for our Summer 2024 Staff. Applications will re-open in mid-October

4-H Camp Counselor Information

New Counselor Requirements

  • Must have completed grade 9
  • Complete a Resume, Cover Letter & Provide two references
  • No experience as a counselor at Chippewa County 4-H Camp
  • Counselor Job Description (Available Fall 2024)
  • Example Application Materials (Available Fall 2024)

Returning Counselor/Junior Director Requirements:

  • Prior experience as a counselor at Chippewa County 4-H Camp
  • Provide two references 
  • Junior Director applicants must have completed grade 12 in 2024
  • Counselor Job Description (Available Fall 2024)
  • Junior Director Job Description (Available Fall 2024)

Lifeguard

Lifeguards are required when youth are participating in swimming-related 4-H activities.

  • Lifeguards must be certified.
  • A lifeguard must be at least 16-years-old and have the appropriate current certification (Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED).
  • Beach lifeguards need to have water safety instructor certification from the American Red Cross or equivalent instruction.
  • One lifeguard is needed for every 25 people in the water.
  • One adult (not necessarily lifeguard certified) for every 10 youth is needed for overall supervision.
  • Best practice is to swim where lifeguards are provided by the facility or site.

Adult Camp Staff Positions

Camp Nurse (Filled)

If you are interested in serving as the camp nurse in the future and have your certifications please reach out to Jordan Blue at jordan.blue@wisc.edu

Camp Cook (Filled)

The camp cook plays a key role in the planning of the 4-H Summer Camp. They are responsible for designing the menu, food preparation, and working on site during the summer camp program.

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