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Summer Camps

Give your child the 4-H experience!

Open to the Public! You do NOT have to be a 4-H member to attend.

The best gift we can give our kids is to empower them with skills that will last for a lifetime, which is why parents have been sending their kids to 4-H summer camps for decades.

4-H was founded on the belief that when kids are empowered to pursue their passions and chart their own course, they become true leaders in their lives, careers and communities. 4-H is grounded in a deliberate, research-backed development and delivery model, which means at 4-H camp, kids learn critical life skills like resilience and independence, allowing them to bounce back from adversity, stress, challenges, and failures. Having experiences outside their comfort zones help young people become more resilient, more independent and better able to plan and reach their long-term goals.

2024 Onondaga County Parks 

4-H Summer Camps

This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week. Questions? Contact David Scholl, our camp director, at 315-424-9485 x250 or

  • July 8th – 11th (9:00 am – 3:00 pm): Camp Brockway @ Pratts Falls County Park
  • July 15th – 18th (9:00 am – 3:00 pm): Pines Camp @ Highland Forest County Park
  • FULL - August 5th – 8th (9:00 am – 3:00 pm): McKinley Shelters @ Oneida Shores County Park

Onondaga County Parks 4-H Summer Camps offer a wide variety of programs! Environmental education will be a main focus with programs such as ticks/Lyme disease, water quality, community forestry, and geology. Physical activity will also be incorporated through hiking, orienteering, archery, and organized sports. 

If your child is active, curious, and loves the outdoors, you’re in the right place!

All registrations and payments must be completed in full by June 9th. If you have multiple children to register, please complete this registration form for each child.

**Camp week at Oneida Shores is currently FULL**. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email David at


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This camp is registered with but not regulated or inspected by the New York State Department of Health and is not required to obtain a Department of Health permit. This camp is not required to follow  Department of Health regulations, including, maintaining minimum staff-to-child ratios; hiring medical personnel; or reporting injuries or illnesses to the Department of Health.

Forms needed for registration:

COVID Risk Waiver

Youth Camp Risk Waiver

Camper Health History Form

Photo/Media Release Form


David Scholl
4-H Educator

Last updated May 23, 2024