Interested in veterinary medicine? Then the 4-H Animal & Vet Science Camp is the place for you! Learn about and work with many different species of animals large and small.


The Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp is a premier youth development experience for youth across the country. Despite our extreme pride in this program, we have made the difficult decision to post-pone the camp for 2018. While we regret that we are unable to offer the camp this year, this decision does not in any way indicate a reduction in Michigan 4-H’s commitment to providing quality veterinary science experiences for young people. Rather, by pausing the camp for 2018, Michigan 4-H will have the opportunity to refocus on an enhanced camp experience for 2019 with improved partnerships, capacity and delivery. We look forward to seeing you at the 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp in 2019!

Still looking for a Michigan 4-H animal and veterinary science experience in 2018? Consider attending 4-H Exploration Days, which will offer more than 30 different animal and veterinary science sessions. Also view the Department of Animal Science’s youth events calendar, as well as the MSU Extension events calendar for a list of 4-H animal science events happening across the state.

Questions? Please contact Acting State 4-H Leader Jake DeDecker at or (517) 884-5966.

About the camp

4-H Animal Vet Science Camp logo with animals

Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp is for youth who are interested in exploring animal and veterinary science related projects and activities. Participants must be ages 13 to 16 as of January 1 of the current programming year.

This five-day pre-college program held at Michigan State University is a partnership with the Michigan 4-H Youth Development, MSU Department of Animal Science and MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Youth will explore fields relating to animal and veterinary medicine as well as participate in numerous hands-on learning activities. Participants will also gain animal handling experience while having the opportunity to visit and explore MSU farms and facilities. Throughout the week, teens will work their way through a veterinary science case study as a team and create a presentation to be critiqued by veterinarians. This is a fun and interactive camp that will allow youth to conduct activities, ask questions and problem-solve. Additionally, this camp will help youth explore various animal-related career fields while reflecting on their experiences and community programs.

How do I apply?

Youth ages 13 to 16 will need to complete the Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp application packet, available in the spring of 2019.

Space is limited! Campers will be selected on the basis of their applications.

What is the cost?

The cost to attend this five-day camp is $350 and includes all meals, transportation to field trips, lodging and materials.

Additional Details

Additional information and details about the Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp can be found in the Program Handbook or in the Promotional Flyer.

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