Youth ages 13-19 explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy. This five day exploration camp allows youth to explore ideas, research and careers in the field of energy.

4-H Renewable Energy Camp Michigan State UniversityJuly 23-27, 2018
Michigan State University

Explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy and what it means to your family, Michigan and the world!

Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp is a five-day exploration camp held at Michigan State University for youth ages 13-19. Campers will explore ideas, research and opportunities in the field of energy as it relates to natural resources and agriculture.

4-H Renewable Energy campers will stay in a campus dorm and experience campus life, enjoying a mix of recreational opportunities and learning experiences that may include:

  • Tours of on-campus labs – See cutting-edge research centered on turning biomass into biofuel. Learn about brand new ideas and technologies that will play a significant role in our energy future.
  • Kellogg Biological Station – Participate in hands-on research of a new biofuel crop and discuss water quality/quantity needs, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable production practices.
  • Farm and Home Visits – Visit farms and homes that have gone off the grid and explore renewable energy in action.
  • Carbon Green Bioenergy – Watch this facility turn 50,000 bushels of corn into 135,000 gallons of ethanol – every day. Participants will not only see how it’s done, but help them do it!
  • Wind Farm – See an operating wind farm and learn how much energy they can generate and how wind can impact our future.
  • Fun around campus—Visit the Michigan State University Breslin Center, Dairy Store and much more!

4-H Renewable Energy campers will also conduct their own experiments and create their own biofuel!

To learn about the outcomes and impacts this camp has on young people review the one-page 2017 Impact Summary

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How do I apply?

Applications should be submitted online by June 1, 2018. Questions? Please contact Insa Raymond at or at 517-439-9301.

What is the cost?

The cost to attend this five-day camp is just $190.00 ($210.00 for youth who are not 4-H members) and includes all meals, transportation to field trips, lodging and materials.

4-H Renewable Energy Camp Program Handbook of MSU Operational Requirements 

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