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4-H Summer Camp

Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp
July 30-August 3, 2023

Looking for some adventure blended with a traditional camping experience?  Campers enjoy a myriad of activities, including arts, music, and making new friends! Bring your positive energy and your sense of adventure! Please consider joining us for the fun and learning with your friends.


  • Field Games
  • Crafts
  • Teambuilding/Challenge
  • Songs
  • Skits
  • Nature Walks
  • Water Carnival

Teen Leader interviews will be held the afternoons of September 24-25 via Zoom. All youth 14 years and older by October 1 are welcome to apply as Counselors in Training, 16 and older as Teen Counselors.

Teen Camp Leader application

2022 Forms:

Registration Steps:

  1. Complete the GoogleForm for Camp Registration & Teen Leader Registration
  2. Adults interested in volunteering for the first time, should complete the Adult Volunteer Information. Any volunteer can reach us at
  3. Enroll in Kitsap 4-H Resident Camp through
  4. Submit Deposit for payment in full via check
  5. Apply for a Scholarship (if needed)
  6. Pay Balance Due by July 13, 2022
  7. Arrive at Panhandle 4-H Camp 5:00-6:00 pm Sunday, July 24

What to bring to camp:

  • Tent & ground cloth
  • Rain tarp (recommended)
  • Sleeping pad, bag & pillow
  • Clothes for warm & wet days
  • Plastic tote (keep clothes dry)
  • Shoes (no open toed sandals)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels

Things to leave home:

  • All electronics including cell phones

Camp program descriptions:

Kitsap 4-H Camp is a program designed for youth development within the 4-H context. 

Campers (4-H age 8-17) have the opportunity to participate in activities like archery, swimming, canoeing, hiking, fishing, sports & outdoor games, crafts, environmental awareness, and much more. Campers are placed in groups of 6-10 youth of all ages, led by at least one Teen Counselor, one Teen Counselor in Training, and supported by an Adult  Volunteer. Campers make new friends, learn new skills or improve on them, experience outdoor living.

Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp is located on 30 acres of land surrounded by 490 acres of tree farm owned by Panhandle/WSU/etc. The setting is ideal for learning and playing in a “wilderness” atmosphere. Buildings include a large dining hall, restrooms with plenty of showers and toilets, and an outdoor covered craft area. Each week we use the lodge one night for a camper dance party.

Tent camping has been our form of lodging for many years. All staff are ready and willing to help new-comers set up tents, cots, air beds, whatever is necessary to be comfortable. Often, those first-time campers list “I learned how to sleep in a tent” as one of their positive experiences at camp. Teen leaders and adult volunteers place their tents throughout the camping area. An outhouse is available for night time relief.

Teenage youth are trained as Counselors and Counselors-In-Training over the course of the year as part of the Kitsap Adventurers 4-H Club. They also are involved in planning camp activities during monthly meetings. We are proud of the leadership skills these youth develop.