4-H Adventure Camp

June 23, 2024 - June 25, 2024


4-H Adventure Camp is a 3 day/2 night overnight camp experience for youth ages 9-14. 

Camp will take place at Camp Neyati in Clare, MI. Youth will experience a wide range of outdoor activities in a safe and supportive environment that will teach them new skills, stretch their comfort levels, and build friendships.  Camp is a place where youth from all backgrounds come together to build community and make new friendships, grow future leaders, and have fun! 

Camp Neyati is located on Crooked Lake.  Campers participate in a variety of adventure activities like boating, swimming, archery, hiking, biking, outdoor survival skills, nature crafts, camp challenges, and more!

Camp Neyati is located on Crooked Lake in southwest Clare County.
2052 Hillcrest Dr., Lake, MI 48632.  Learn more at https://www.campneyati.org/

Sunday, June 23 – Tuesday June 25, 2024


  • June 23 - Check In/Arrival: 4:30pm-6:00pm. All campers must be signed IN by 6:00pm.
  • June 25 - Check Out/Departure: 4:30pm-6:00pm. All campers must be signed OUT by 6:00pm.

Camp is open to youth ages 9-14 (as of January 1st). 

Saginaw or Bay County 4-H membership is required to attend camp.  See details below to learn how to register.


  • $75 per camper.
  • Includes camp t-shirt.
  • NO refunds will be issued after June 3, 2024.
  • If paying by cash or check, payment must be received at the 4-H office by May 15, 2024 for registration to be complete.


  • Registration is NOT complete without payment.
  • All payments due by May 15. If paying by cash or check, payment must be received at the 4-H office by May 15, 2024 for registration to be complete.
  • Please make checks payable to Michigan State University. If you do not have a credit card and need to make payment by checks please mail your check to: Saginaw 4-H office at 723 Emerson St., Saginaw, MI 48607 or Bay 4-H office at 515 Center Ave., Suite G-102 Bay City, MI 48708


  • May 15, 2024
  • Late registrations or payments will NOT be accepted.

Note – Parents/guardians are responsible for information in the parent letter/camp orientation.  This information will be available at a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the camp dates.

4-H Adventure camp is a CLOSED camp.  Camp is only open to registered campers, MSU Extension staff, and approved 4-H gold-level volunteers.  Family members or others may only enter camp with approval from the camp director(s). 

Campers will be supervised by screened and approved 4-H Gold-Level volunteers and MSU Extension 4-H staff.  Youth will follow an activity schedule and will always be accompanied by 4-H volunteers and MSU Extension staff. 

Youth will be housed in cabins that sleep up to 12 youth.  A minimum of 2 approved 4-H gold level volunteers/or MSU Extension staff will be housed in every cabin.  Youth will be organized in cabins by age and in alignment with their gender identity.  Parents/Guardians MUST complete the “Consent to Stay Overnight at Michigan 4-H Event with Participants and Volunteers Age 18 and Older” to attend camp.

Youth may indicate roommate requests when registering.  Requests are not guaranteed. 

A designated health officer will always be on site to ensure the health and safety of every camp.  The health officer will collect and distribute medication.

All medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must be given to the health officer at check-in for dispensing at the designated times.  All medications including over-the-counter, must be in the original container with the printed label from the pharmacy.  Parents/Guardians must grant permission for their child to take specific over-the-counter medications as needed for staff/volunteers to administer.


  • MUST grant permission for their child to take specific over-the-counter medications as needed for staff/volunteers to administer.
  • MUST complete an authorization form for each youth requiring prescription or over-the counter medication during camp.
  • MUST bring the Authorization for Administering Medication form and each of the medications to the site and stay until the transfer is complete.

The full medication policy and procedures will be reviewed at camp orientation and will be included in camp information packets.

DOWNLOAD and see the complete policy and Authorization for Administering Medication Form - https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/michigan-4-h-medication-administration-policy-procedures-and-authorization-form


Camp activities will include swimming and kayaking.  A lifeguard will be present at all waterfront activities including aquatic observers. 

Swimmers MUST pass a swim test and receive a wrist band to swim in the deep end of the swimming area and to kayak.

Kayaking – will be taught by a certified ACA (American Canoe Association) instructor and 4-H gold-level volunteers and MSU Extension Staff.  Youth may be in their own kayak or with an adult depending on comfort level and ability. 


  • MUST wear a lifejacket
  • MUST pass a swim test
  • MUST wear a wrist band
  • Will receive safety instruction on shore prior to going out on the lake.

Cell phones are strongly discouraged at camp.  The expectation is for phones to not be used during camp activities.  MSU Extension, Michigan 4-H, and Michigan State University are not responsible for loss or damage to personal items.

The full camp schedule is available for download and is subject to change.

4-H Adventure Camp Schedule



Parents/Guardians are responsible for information presented at camp orientation and in the parent letter that will be mailed to each registered camper.  Camp Orientation is required for all participants.   Zoom information will be emailed to each registered camper.

Camp Orientation Dates:

  • May 22, 2024 at 7:00pm via zoom
  • June 4, 2024 at 7:00pm via zoom


How to Register:

Registration – youth will register 4-H Online by following the steps below. 

  • NEW 4-H members –
    • Create a family profile at https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in 
    • Select the “Saginaw or Bay County General 4-H Experience”.
    • Once your 4-H membership is approved (you will receive email notification), log back into your family account at https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in
    • SCROLL DOWN to the “4-H Adventure Camp - Saginaw” at the bottom of the screen. 
    • Click on registration tab to start registration.
  • CURRENT 4-H Members in a County other than Saginaw or Bay:
    Contact gathstac@msu.edu at the Saginaw 4-H office or julianho@msu.edu at the Bay 4-H office to register.  Additional registration information will be provided. 

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Have questions or need assistance, contact 4-H Adventure Camp Directors at: