Camp at MSU Tollgate Farm is a fun and enriching opportunity to experience the natural world hands-on. With 160 acres of beautiful farm and forest to explore, our camps offer the best in farm and food, discovery science, and natural resource exploration. Campers not only learn about the natural world around them, but how to interact with it sustainably. We place significant value in the experiential model of "Do, Reflect, Apply", allowing campers to take the experience and relate it back to concepts learned in the classroom. In doing so, young people are empowered to be in charge of their own learning, instilling a passion for self-directed, life-long exploration. See what's in store for the 2023 season in our camp catalog!
If you are interested in donating directly to our camps, please consider the "Send a Kid to Camp Program." This contributes directly to camp financial aid and diminishes barriers between children and the opportunity for meaningful, engaging learning.
Check out what we have done at past camps by visiting our daily camp blog
MSU Extension Tollgate Farm Camps are a program of Michigan 4-H Youth Development. Registration for campers and stewards enrolls the youth as a 4-H Member in Oakland County. Prior to registering for camp each camper must enroll in the 4-H year ending Aug. 31, 2023.
4-H is a learn-by-doing, educational program, which helps youth, age 5 - 19, in their growth and development and compliments experiences received at home, school and other organizations. With the help of caring adult volunteers, 4-H helps young people gain the skills they need to be successful. As a member of 4-H, there are many other opportunities to get your youngster involved, including approximately 50 4-H clubs in Oakland County where members work with a large variety of project areas, including agriculture, aerospace, community service, horses, science and technology and more. Questions regarding 4-H? Contact Deb Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org