At 4-H Animal & Vet Science Camp, youth ages 13-16 explore the fields of animal and veterinary science and engage in interactive, hands-on learning. Attend for your chance to practice veterinary medicine, research zoonotic conditions and discover careers!

June 22-26, 2020 (Tentative)
Michigan State University 

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 by April 3. *Applications are no longer being received for the 2019 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp. Please check back in January for the 2020 camp applications.   

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 $375 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.


Please contact Nick Babcock at or (517) 432-1626.

Looking for more Michigan 4-H animal and veterinary science experiences? 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.

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