4-H Camp



Thumb Area 4-H Camp was held Thursday, July 6, through Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Camp Cavell in Lexington located 25 miles north of Port Huron on Lake Huron. Eighty-four (84) youth, twenty-seven (27) teen counselors and fifteen (15) adult chaperones from Huron, St. Clair, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties attended Thumb Area 4-H Camp.  The main purpsose was to get youth (4-H and non-4-H), ages 9 to 14 years of age, involved in an outdoor-living experience.

Our awesome team of 4-H teen counselors and seven (7) MSU Extension staff are responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Thumb Area 4-H Camp program.  Throughout the year, committee members are involved in numerous workshops and trainings in preparation for Thumb Area 4-H Camp.

Youth have had the opportunity to enjoy 4-H Camp for decades.  It is always a ton of fun with games, water recreation, skits, lots & lots of other kids to laugh with.  It remains an important developmental opportunity for our area youth.  Skills such as social, change management, and handling new situations - important skills we use to navigate our way through life, are part of the camp experience, as are new activities and learning surrounding the outdoors, and working on creativity through crafting and drama were all part of this year’s camp.  Campers have access to older teen counselors and adults who role model leadership skills.  Most importantly, the environment is very safe for them to try new things with lots of support.

A HUGE “THANK YOU” to the sponsors of this year’s Thumb Area 4-H Camp: Agri-Valley Services, Inc.; Bay Port State Bank; Caseville Small Animal Clinic; Champagne Funeral Chapels, Inc.; Dow AgroSciences, LLC; Eilber Insurance Agency; Errer Farms & Snow Removal; Farm Bureau offices in Huron , St. Clair and Tuscola Counties; Gabriel B. Holdwick, DDS; Greater Huron County United Way; GreenStone Farm Credit Services; Interfaith Council (Kelly Rae Flannery Camp Scholarship Fund); J.W. Hunt, OTC; McVey Insurance Agency, Inc.; Narayan Rehabilitation, Inc.; Ordus-Ford-Lincoln, Inc.: Sahr Crop Insurance; Scheurer Healthcare Network; Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc.; Thumb Crop Insurance; Thumb Veterinary Services and West Side Sand Products.  If you would like to become a 2018 sponsor of Thumb Area 4-H Camp, please feel free to contact Patricia Errer, 4-H Program Coordinator, at 989-269-9949, ext. 609, or email - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The 2018 Thumb Area 4-H Camp is scheduled for Friday, July 6, through Sunda, July 8, 2018, at Camp Cavell in Lexington.  Registration applications will be available in the Spring of 2018 with the registration deadline being Friday, June 1, 2018.  LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED after the June 1st deadline.


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