About Los Angeles County 4-H SUMMER CAMP ...
87th Annual 4-H SUMMER CAMP 2018
Sunday, June 24th through Saturday, June 30th, 2018 (Tentative Dates)
Consider registering your child for a great week of traditional camp experience,
Historic Camp Seely in Crestline, California (a former sawmill from the 1920's) will be the site for the latest chapter in a Summer Camp program rich with history and tradition that dates back to the 1930's. Any youth, from any county in California or any other state, between the ages of 8 and 19 as of January 1, 2018 is eligible to attend 4-H Summer Camp. If you are not currently enrolled in 4-H, you can do so today via your local 4-H County Office or go online at www.celosangeles.ucanr.edu. All the forms necessary to sign up for camp and other information can be obtained on the web at www.4hsummercamp.com.
At only $275 (if registration and deposit is received before June 1, 2018) for the week, 4-H Summer Camp offers a great Camp program that is well organized that includes room and board for six nights and seven days. 4-H camp is a non-profit program and is supported entirely by the staff, adult volunteers, leaders, resource people and kitchen staff that are all 4-H members and volunteers. The only exception are the Camp Nurses who are fully licensed, experienced and on site full time.
4-H Summer Camp is an Accredited Camp by the American Camping Association (ACA). There are only 51 4-H camps in the nation that have achieved ACA Accreditation and the LA County 4-H Summer Camp is the only accredited camp west of the Mississippi and has been ACA approved for over 25 years. The camp offers the following activities daily: nature, handicrafts, ping pong, archery, basketball, soccer, swimming (pool is heated and features 2 full time LA County lifeguards), hiking, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, camp crafts, tie dye and more. Each evening after flag lowering we light a fire in the fire circle, sing traditional camp songs and are entertained by a different event each night. Past evening programs have included, Team Games, Carnival Night, Talent Show, Movie Night, Graduation Ceremony, Dance and much more.
The meals are healthy, well-balanced and prepared by a kitchen staff anchored by Head Chef, David Lewis (with over 40 years of 4-H camp experience), will take the helm again this year as Head Cook. The meals are a highlight among the camp participants and include a salad bar for every lunch and dinner and many options for vegetarians. The camp store offers drinks and snacks during afternoon free time for no additional charge.
With so many activities and a full schedule the week at 4-H Camp goes by quickly. For the past eight years, 4-H Camp has sold out and and many on the waiting list have not been able to attend. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis and you can reserve your spot today by sending a non-refundable $75 deposit and registration form to the LA County 4-H Office ATTN: Keith Nathaniel Tel: (626) 586-1970. There are full ($200) and partial camperships available from the Robert P. Amman Memorial Campership Fund (www.4Hcampership.com) for those who need financial assistance to attend camp. Applications are also available online. There is no charge to parents who volunteer to serve as chaperones and resource leaders, however all adults must be approved 4-H Leaders (livescan fingerprints, 4-H Adult Leader and orientation). There is no internet or cell phone services available at Camp Seely.
Camp Seely is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, above the town of San Bernardino and is nestled in a forest of tall pines at an elevation of 4,200 feet. Close to Lake Gregory and the Village of Crestline, it is located on Highway 138, four miles from Lake Silverwood. Camp Seely is owned and operated by the Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks, under permit from the National Forest Service. The facility includes 60 cabins (each sleeps 4-5 people), a large kitchen, dining hall, rustic lodge, modern restroom/shower facilities, playing field, game room and children's play area. In 1986, Camp Seely was the location for filming of Disney's "Parent Trap 2" and many of the camp features are prominent in the movie.
Camp Registration Forms are now online. Send or fax your forms to Keith Nathaniel in the Los Angeles County 4-H Office and bring copies of the forms to camp check-in on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 between 2:00 P.M. & 4:00 P.M. at Camp Seely. Directions are online.
See you at Camp!
4-H Summer Camp Committee Chair