4-H Camp is run by a teen staff that trains year round to prepare for the week up at camp. Staff are responsible for all daily camp activities from inspiration to hikes to campfire. Additionally they also take the time to prepare nature based education sessions that are both informative and fun! Teens are high school age youth who are dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic about providing the campers with the best experience possible. This teen staff camper relationship is one of many things that makes 4-H camp unique.
Being a staffer at 4-H camp also provides numerous leadership opportunities and character building for youth. These opportunities include but are not limited to, leadership experience, countless hours of community service, a chance to work with other youth and the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Chaperones are needed this year. If you are interested in volunteering at Camp, please contact Keith Nathaniel for details to become a chaperone. There is no cost for chaperones to attend camp. We need one adult (Age 21 or older) for every 8 camp participants.
2016 Camp Directors & Leadership Team
Head Adult Director
Kelly Dowlan, San Diego County
Head Youth Director
Camille Norcyzk, Greenleaf 4-H Club
(email) Cell (562) 745-5232
Camp Staff Documents & Downloads
Dates, Deadlines, Meetings and Events for 4-H Camp 2017
Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mary Lash's Home in Downey, CA
Conference Call Option (605) 475-3220 Participant Code: 758600#
Friday, September 30, 2016 – Deadline to Apply for Head Youth Director and Adult Directors
Sunday, October 2, 2016 – Camp Committee Meeting at Mary Lash’s house – 3:00 PM; Interview and selection of Head Youth Director and Adult Directors.
Friday, December 2, 2016 – Deadline to Apply for Youth Directors, Kings and Queens
Sunday, December 4, 2016 – Interviews for Youth Directors, Kings and Queens (Executive Staff) – 12:00 – 2:00PM at Mary Lash’s Home in Downey, CA
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Camp Committee Meeting at Mary Lash’s house – 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 7, 2017 – Staff Training Day for Executive Staff - Directors, Kings & Queens at Mary Lash’s house – 10:00 AM – 3:00PM
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – Camp Committee Meeting at Mary Lash’s house – 3:00 PM
Friday, March 17, 2017 – Deadline to Apply for Camp Staff (Must be age 14 or older by 1/1/2017)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Staff Interviews – Location: At Los Angeles County Field Day, Mt. SAC
April 22 – April 23, 2017 – Staff Training Weekend at Monrovia Canyon Park Cabin – 9:00 AM Sat. to 12:00 PM Sunday
Monday, May 1, 2017 – Deadline to Apply for Robert P. Amman Memorial Campership ($200 max)
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Camp Committee Meeting at Mary Lash’s house – 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017 – ACA Camp Staff Training Day
Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Final Camp Committee Meeting at Mary Lash’s house – 3:00 PM
Summer Camp - Sunday, June 25th – Saturday, July 1st, 2017 – 4-H Summer Camp – at Camp Seeley
Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Camp Staff Party at the Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates – 3:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2017 – First 2018 Camp Committee Meeting, Camp Evaluation and Selection of 2018 Adult Head Director at Mary Lash’s house – 3:00 PM
Camps Food Workers Course
Hello Camp Staffers: In preparation for Summer Camp, it is mandatory that all of you take the Camp Food Worker’s Training as you will all be helping serve food during camp. Please complete the online training as soon as possible. At the end of the online training, there is an area where you can print out your certificate to certify that you took the course. There is a section where you enter the “dates valid” and that should be the two week time period around camp (June 14, 2016 - June 28, 2016). Once complete, please print a copy to keep for yourself, then scan and email Keith a PDF version of it at email@example.com. The certificate must be emailed or sent in the mail to Keith by June 17, 2016.
Watch Presentation (Here)
There are occasionally problems with the SB County Website in getting the online training to work. Last year, we found that sometimes the problem lay in the browser you were using and it seemed to require Mozilla or Firefox. When you go to the link, there will be a blank screen for a long period of time and then it will eventually load. There should not be any sort of fee required to take the course. If you have any problems with the website, you must contact the SB County Website Administrator. The certificate must be emailed or sent in the mail to Keith by June 17, 2016. Make sure to keep an extra copy for yourself and bring it to camp with you.
Keith's email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the mailing address is:
LA County 4-H Summer Camp
UC Cooperative Extension
700 W. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Office: (626) 586-1970 Fax Number: (626) 943-3840