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Event Details – July 12, 2020

S - Regional - Junior 4-H Camp (5 day 4 night camp) [ages 9-11]

Deadline: May 01, 2020 11:59 PM  
Start Date: July 12, 2020 1:00 PM End Date: July 16, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Camp McCoy, Elkwater  

Program Description:


4-H Alberta Camp offers a traditional sleepaway camp in a beautiful setting - our camp is located in Cypress Hills Provincial Park at Camp McCoy, bordering the resort community of Elkwater Lake. 4-H Camp provides 4-H members with the best of both worlds - the classic summer camp of the past, adapted to the needs of today’s children and parents. Campers enjoy a balanced mix of physical activity, arts and crafts, music, healthy competition, all in a beautiful lakeside setting.

Typical Day at Camp

A typical day at camp looks like this:

7:45 am                Wake Up
8:00 am                Flag raising
8:15 am                Breakfast and clean-up
9:00 am                Activity period
10:00 am             Activity period
11:00 am             Camp-wide specialty event
12:00 pm             Lunch
1:00 pm               Rest hour
2:00 pm                Small group meeting
2:15 pm               Activity period
3:15 pm               Activity period
4:15 pm                Alternative activity period
5:15 pm               Free play/Showers
6:00 pm               Dinner
7:00 pm               Camp-wide specialty event
8:00 pm               Snack
8:30 pm               Camp-wide specialty event
9:30 pm               Debrief
10:00 pm             Ready for bed

Activity Period

We strive to offer a wide variety of activities so that there is something for every campers’ taste and skills. There are four 1-hour periods each day where skill groups rotate through a series of activities, on land and water. Some of these activities include: canoeing, archery, teamwork, outdoor explorer, cooking, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, dance, gaga ball, and sports.

Leadership Training

In addition to our instructional activity periods, we also offer training in leadership and communication skills. Campers will learn about these essential life skills in hands-on experiential sessions. Each session  concludes with a thorough debriefs, ensuring campers understand the fundamental elements of these skills and how it has practical application to their everyday lives.

Camp-wide Speciality Event

Our camp-wide specialty events change based on the week, but may include team competitions, skit night, campfires, night games, a trivia night, colour war, theme meals, counsellor hunt, carnival, STEM experiments, slip n’ slide and water games, a banquet and evening dance, and leadership and teamwork training. Our camp-wide speciality programming ensures that every day feels unique and campers will never be able to predict what comes next!

Meal Times

Meals are served buffet-style three times a day, with additional snack times. Our chefs create a variety of tasty but nutritious offerings. We accomodate guests with vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose free diets. Our meal times include exciting table dismissals, theme meals, and maybe a jello-eating contest.

Counsellors and Camp Staff

All of our counsellors are 4-H members themselves and the majority were former campers - this provides our campers with a sense of security, mentorship and support which in turn helps them gain the confidence to make new friendships and develop independence. Our counsellors and campers are supporting by caring and committed staff members, who lead our camp programs and create memorable experiences for the entire camp.

Goal of Camp

A goal we have each year for our camps is to ensure we are maximizing our campers potential for growth and learning. In order to grow, we need to ensure that our camps are places where young people: develop positive relationships with peers and adults; Feel physically and emotionally safe; Make decisions and practice leadership; and learn new skills. With these elements at play, our camps help 4-H members grow into capable, caring, and contributing individuals who will be able to successfully navigate adulthood and be positive and effective citizens in their rural communities and beyond.


All registered 4-H members who are between the ages of 9 and 11 (born in 2008, 2009, and 2010) as of January 1, 2020 are eligible to attend this program. After April 15th, 4-H members may invite non 4-H members to register for this program (depending on availability).

Registration Costs

South Regional Junior 4-H Camp (ages 19-11) Early Bird Registration (Deadline - Dec 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020)  $145

South Regional Junior 4-H Camp (ages 9-11) Registration (Deadline - Mar 2 - May 1, 2020) $165

Program T-Shirt available for $10

To cancel call the 4-H Regional Office at 403-381-5815 (toll free line 310-0000)

($25 NFS charge will apply to all returned cheques).

Cheque or money order accepted. Please make payable to: South Regional 4-H CouncilSend payment to:

Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
4-H Section
Agriculture Centre, 100, 5401 1 Ave S


Provincial Event Registration Policies

  • Online Registration opens at 12:00 am on the first day of registration and is available 24 hours a day until midnight of the registration deadline.
  • Registration is not considered complete until full payment is received.
  • All requests for late registration (after the Regular Registration Deadline) will be accepted at the sole discretion of the program lead and will be subject to an additional fee of $50.00 on top of the Regular Registration cost.
  • An administrative fee of $50.00 will be retained on all cancellations. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the event start date will forfeit the entire registration fee unless a delegate replacement is available or extenuating circumstances are at play. 

Event PDF:    On Line Registration OPENS Dec 1
South Regional web page
Cost: *Check the registration form for more details.
Region: South
Who can apply: Junior (9-11 years old)

For more information contact: Ginny Smith, Phone: 310-0000 then 403-381-5815, Fax: 403-382-4526, Email: