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4-H Summer Camp

Kitsap 4-H Camp 2024, Explore the Wild Side: Safari Adventures
July 28-August 1, 2024
Panhandle Lake, Shelton, WA


This year’s theme is Explore the Wild Side: Safari Adventures!

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.

The cost for Adult Volunteers will be $100, the same as Teen Counselors. Counselors in Training will be $260 (Early Bird Price: $230 on or before March 29).
Kitsap 4-H Camp steps for Registering your child for camp:

  1. Complete the Google Form “Kitsap 4-H Camp 2024 Registration for Campers
  2. Enroll in the camp event through
  3. Submit your $75 NON-REFUNDABLE camp deposit by cash or check to the 4-H Office to hold your space.
  4. Print, complete, and sign the following forms and submit payment the remaining balance before July 19, 2024.
    1. Kitsap 4-H Camp – Camper & Adult Health Certificate
    2. Behavior Contract
  5. Cash or checks can be mailed or delivered to the Kitsap 4-H Office at, 345 6th Street, Suite 550, Bremerton WA 98337. Checks payable to Kitsap 4-H Summer Camp. Schedule an appointment if you would like to drop off paperwork and payment by emailing
  6. You will receive a confirmation of registration/enrollment from

ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Adult Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of positions. We give our campers many wonderful experiences. Our days are long, but it is rewarding. If this would be your first time volunteering or if it has been a number of years since you participated in camp, please fill our New Kitsap 4-H Camp Adult Volunteer Information.

Applications for Teen Counselors and Counselors in training may be made through this link. More information will follow.

If you are a returning volunteer, please email us at .

Adult Volunteers: $100
Teen Counselors: $100
Counselors in Training: $260
Campers: $260

Early Bird price of $230 if registered before March 29, 2024

Scholarships are available. Scholarship request form.

If you have any questions they can be sent to the camp committee via email at

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.

We will be following the health guidelines set by the CDC for Resident Camp settings at the time camp is held. More specific information will be available later in the spring.

Sunday-Thursday Kitsap 4-H resident camp is coming soon at Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp

Sunday through Thursday, July 28-August 1, 2024.

Teen Counselor – $100
CIT – $260