Drive away the winter blues and embark for two days of outdoor adventure! Spend time on the winter farm as a farmer-in-training. We will engage in daily animal chores; feed goats, sheep, rabbits, and chickens, and collect eggs. We will hike the sugar bush, learn how to read tree cookies, and explore methods used by animals to cope with the cold. We will warm up in Garden Kitchen while cooking nutritious snacks using seasonal food. We have a different theme each day, making for new activities and adventures to apply science learning to everyday life! A typical camp day includes Garden Kitchen snacks, animal chores, STEM learning, and hikes (weather-permitting). School-break camps often include music, stories with tea, and science investigations. Low child to adult ratios make this camp fill quickly, so register early.
*Aftercare is offered from 4-6 p.m. for $10.00 per hour. Preregistration for camp and aftercare required. Earliest drop-off time is 8:45 a.m. **plus a one-time annual $20 4-H membership fee if not currently enrolled in the program year (September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018)
MSU Extension Tollgate Farm Camps are a program of Michigan 4-H Youth Development. Registration for camp enrolls your child as a 4-H Member in Oakland County. The required, one time membership fee of $20 is your camper’s 4-H member dues for the remainder of the 4-H year ending Aug. 31, 2018. After your camp registration is complete, please be sure to complete the online 4-H registration at https://mi.4honline.com/ which contains forms required in order to attend camp. Once the online profile is complete you will not have to fill out any additional forms for the remainder of the 2018 camp season.
4-H is a learn-by-doing, fun, educational program, helping youth in their growth and development and compliments experiences received at home, school and other organizations. With the help of caring adult volunteers, 4-H helps young people gain the skills they need to be successful. As a member of 4-H, there are many other opportunities to get your youngster involved, including approximately 50 4-H clubs in Oakland County where members work with a large variety of project areas, including agriculture, aerospace, community service, horses, science and technology and more. Questions regarding 4-H? Contact Deb Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made on or after Feb. 5, 2018 will incur a $50 cancellation fee. The 4-H participation fee is nonrefundable if the camp registration is cancelled.