Cost & How to Apply
The 2018 camper fee is $375 for Michigan 4-H members and $395 for Michigan youth who are nonmembers. The fee includes meals and snacks, lodging, a T-shirt, and program and activity fees. Donors to the Michigan 4-H Foundation, Michigan Sea Grant Extension and MSU Extension generously offset about 25 percent of the real $450-a-camper cost! Out-of-state campers will be accepted with a $450 fee if space is still available after May 1.
A limited number of state 4-H scholarships are offered for teens with financial need. 4-H members can also contact your county MSU Extension office to see if local scholarships may be available.
Camper applications are due by May 1, but space is limited so early application is encouraged. Space is limited to 70 campers so early application is recommended.
Counselor applications are due by March 10.
How Camper Selections Are Made
- Returning campers (25-30 max)
- New campers (40-45 max)
- Gender balance (36 max for each gender)
- 4-H member/non 4-H youth ratio (non 4-H will be limited)
- Geographical representation of campers from across state.
Successful applicants will receive more forms with their acceptance letters to complete and return with full payment by May 31, 2018. Beginning June 5, wait-listed applicants will be offered spaces forfeited by campers who failed to meet the deadline.
You might be able to carpool with others from your county. A carpool list and more will be sent in July.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Fees are refundable minus the handling fees that follow.
- Before June 1 – payment is fully refundable
- June 1 to June 30 – $100 not refundable
- July 1 to camp – $200 not refundable
Refunds for cancellations will be processed in the month after the cancellation is made. For example, a June cancellation refund will be processed in July.