4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources camp

Date: July 29, 2012 - August 4, 2012
Location: Camp Chickagami, Presque Isle, Michigan

For complete information about this event, go to the 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp page on the Michigan 4-H website.

If you want to have fun and amazing outdoor hands-on learning experiences, come to the week-long adventure known as 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp.

The annual camp is an MSU pre-college program held in late July or early August on the northern shores of Lake Huron in Presque Isle, Michigan. It’s an award winner, but that just tells you it’s full of good stuff taught by experts. More important to teens, it’s full of fun too and things that’ll make you feel good to be doing your part to care for Michigan’s environment.

To learn more about this MSU pre-college program, check out the 4-H GLNR Camp 2011 Annual Report.

You can:

  • Enjoy all of the usual fun camp activities, but also learn about science in interesting, hands-on ways (yes, it’s OK tolearn during the summer).
  • Learn about our Great Lakes and the issues they face. You’ll know about environmental concerns and how to be a good environmental steward to protect our state’s great natural resources.
  • Get off the couch and get more into the outdoors. You might even discover a career you’d like to pursue!
  • Become a better leader, discovering self-confidence you never knew you had.

How?

  • You should be between 13 and 15 years old on July 1 (if you’ll only be 12 during camp but will enter 8th grade in the fall, you can still apply). You don’t have to be a 4-H member to attend.
  • You’ll fill out an application form where you’ll describe the kinds of out-door activities you’re into and why you want to go to the GLNR Camp. There are a limited number of spaces at GLNR Camp, so apply early to increase your chances of getting a spot.
  • If you’ve been to the camp before, you can apply to be a camp counselor if you’re 16 or older (but if you’ve been before, you probably already knew that, right?).
  • If you get selected to attend, you’ll head to where the camp is located, called Camp Chickagami. You might be able to carpool with others from your county.
  • The camp is along Lake Huron, in the northeast corner of the mitten (between Rogers City and Alpena). It’s a state-licensed camp that has dormitory-style housing, small cabins, a dining hall, and toilet and shower facilities. Meals are all prepared by a qualified cook and served right in the dining hall.

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