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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
Map & Location

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
316-722-1432 fax
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

County 4-H Camp

Join your friends to swim, canoe, ride horses, and enjoy nature at the Rock Springs 4-H Center, located south of Junction City. Campers are housed with other youth and two teen counselors for the camp. There are two age divisions for camp.

Rookie Camp - for those finishing 1st and 2nd grade. This is a specialty "camp within a camp" with special activities for younger members. They do many of the traditional camp activities but only stay overnight for one night.

Rookie Camp - Campers may attend only one session
For those just completing 1st or 2nd grade this May
Session 1 (June 10-11) - Arrive with the regular campers, leave on Sunday, after supper OR
Session 2 (June 12-13) - Arrive 8:30 - 9:30 am and leave with the other campers on Tuesday
Cost: $100
Deadline for Registration: May 1

Full Time Camp - for those finishing 3rd thru 7th grade. This camp is 4 days and 3 nights filled with outdoor activities and special events. Campers are housed with other youth and two teen counselors.

Full Time 4-H Camp
June 10-13 at Rock Springs 4-H Center, South of Junction City
Must be completing 3rd - 7th grade this May, 2017
Cost: $213 (less any scholarship you receive)
Deadline for Registration: May 1

Registration Line: http://tinyurl.com/ozsome
All payment is done online and payment is required at the time of registration.
A $25 change fee will be assessed for any changes made after registration.
No refunds available after May 1.

Basic camp information

Camp online registration tips

 

Financial assistance is available to all 4-H members going to camp. A scholarship of $30 is automatically deducted from your camp fee if the member submits a short paragraph on why they want to go to camp during the registration process.

Additional assistance, for up to the full amount of camp, can be applied for by submitting 4-H Cares form. Link to form.

Camp Information
  • Camp Letter TBA
  • Camp Check Out TBA
  • Medication Card TBA
  • Frequently Asked Questions TBA
  • What to Pack TBA
  • Souvenir Prices TBA
  • Snack Bar Prices TBA
Camp Counselors

If you enjoy kids, have lots of energy and like the outdoors, consider applying to be a camp counselor. Teams of 2 counselors are responsible for a living group of 8 campers 24/7 during camp.  You and your co-counselor will be responsible for getting your group to the activities, encouraging them to try new things, helping them experience all that camp has to offer, and be a young adult role model.

Counselors are required to attend training the day before camp begins. Counselors must be at least 14 by the time of camp. If selected, the cost for counselors is $40. Transportation is provided to and from camp for counselors.

Camp Counselor applications are due April 18 (or as soon as you fill it out! Don't wait until the last minute!)

Interviews will be held April 17 and 18 between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm (other times upon request) Watch for a notice for sign-up times coming soon....

You can co-counsel with a friend or if you don't have someone in mind, we will pair you up with someone from another county so you can make more friends!!

Adult Volunteer Helper

Extra adults are usually needed at camp. duties include: helping with a variety of camp activities, assisting in classes, helping in the dining hall, etc. Adults will help supervise a cabin and assist counselors as needed. One half of the camp registration fee is provided if you are selected to help. Adults will go to and from camp the same time as campers.

Contact Information

Sedgwick County
4-H Youth Development
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67205-1759
(316) 660-0115
Fax (316) 722-1432

Jodi Besthorn
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0111
besthorn@ksu.edu

Beth Drescher
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0112
drescher@ksu.edu

Barbara Wingfield
Office Professional
(316) 660-0115
bwingfie@ksu.edu

Janet Donaghue
4-H Program Assistant
(316) 660-0128
jdonaghue@ksu.edu