Northern Illinois 4-H Summer Camp – Change Your Child’s Life!
Registration for 4-H Camp 2020 is open! 4-H Camp is set for June 8-12, 2020 at Rock River Christian Camp,
RRCC in Polo, IL. Sign up today to get your child in on all of the amazing fun!
If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in any of our programs, please contact 815-632-3611.
4-H Camp is a five-day, four-night residential camping experience that is conducted cooperatively by
University of Illinois Extension staff in Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside
and Winnebago Counties and the professional staff at RRCC.
Historically, parents have sent their children to 4-H Camp for a variety of reasons: to have fun, to make new
friends, to develop new skills, to be physically active and to appreciate nature. 4-H Camp is about way more
than one week of fun. Sending your child to 4-H Camp will allow them to create memories they will carry with
them through adulthood. 4-H camp teaches youth to make good decisions, build their self-confidence, become
independent and gain the ability to work well with others. These skills will help youth develop into strong adult
leaders. In addition, 4-H camp counselors devote much of their personal time to ensure today’s campers have
the same great experience they did as children.
Campers at 4-H Camp will check-in from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020 and checkout from 6:00-
6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020. During camp week, youth will engage in a variety of activities designed to
challenge, educate and entertain. Two or three free-choice periods will be offered daily and will include options
such as hiking, shooting sports, arts and crafts, crate staking, team building challenges, zip-lining, swimming,
and more. Evening activities will be provided by the 4-H camp counselors and include campfires, a games night and a dance. It is guaranteed to be a blast!
4-H Camp is open to ALL boys and girls, ages 8-14 by June 8, 2020. 4-H membership is not required;
however all participants will be expected to comply with the same high behavior standards expected of 4-H’ers.
Youth need to be interested and excited to have a week of outdoor fun, away from television and technology.
Cost is $250 for 4-H members and $270 for non-4-H members until March 1. After that date, the price goes up
$50.00. All camp fees must be paid in full and postmarked by May 15, 2020. Download a camper application
on-line at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or you can register online at:
You may also call an office near you: Jo Daviess County at 815-858-2273; Ogle County Extension at 815-732-
2191; Stephenson County at 815-235-4125; Carroll County at 815-244-9444; Lee County at 815-857-3525; or
Whiteside County at 815-632-3611. Slots for boys and girls cabins will be filled on a first come, first serve