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Rock Springs Camp

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Kansas 4-H has been camping at beautiful Rock Springs Ranch for over 75 years! We are proud of our long legacy as being the premier summer camp for Kansas youth and for creating opportunities for outdoor adventure, lifelong friendships and leadership development.

Please refer to this helpful resource that gives an overview of 4-H Camp at Rock Springs Ranch in 2022, including Frequently Answered Questions. 

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New Camp Opportunities

4-H Teen Camp
Rising High Schoolers, ages 14-17, will have their own teen camp opportunities in the summer of 2022. The new model provides a camp experience for all 4-H youth, ages 8-18. There won’t be “gap years,” and now older 4-H youth who don’t want to be a counselor but do want to have a camp experience will have options as well. Age appropriate enhancements will be made in our camp programming to keep teens engaged while mastering skills at an even deeper level in the areas of Leadership, Conservation, Sportsmanship with a focus on Shooting Sports, Equine, Aquatics, Paddle Sports and Crafts.

L.I.T Camp
This is a teen leadership camp experience for 15 and 16-year old’s, rising 11th Graders. L.I.T. stands for Leaders In Training. LIT's will have the opportunity to enjoy many parts of the RSR experience. Time will be split between leadership, community development programming and an introduction to camp staff positions. Other program components will include a service project as well as some time to just relax and enjoy other camp activities.

C.I.T. Camp
This Camp will be an age appropriate enhancement to the 4-H traditional teen Counselor experience. Teens, 16 to 17-year old’s, especially rising 12th Graders, may still come to camp as part of our new Counselor in Training (CIT) Camp. The main change here being that instead of being the 24/7 caregiver for a session of camp, they will just do it from breakfast to bedtime. These teens will now have their own camp experience where they’re still receiving camper care training and experience, but they will also have "camp" time with their peers built into each day keeping them fresh and even more effective as mentors and role models in the new model. “Camp” time breaks, away from campers, might include a session with their peers on our High Ropes Course for an enhanced team building experience, or a peer swim session at the pool to cool off. Additionally, instead of sleeping in the cabins with other children, they will get to room with their peers in their own cabins to enjoy some downtime and refresh for the next day with campers. These youth will be able to provide leadership to younger campers while also having their own community and camp experiences, all with the mentorship and supervision of 18 to 25-year-old youth development staff.

For more information, visit Rock Springs Ranch 4-H Camp.

4-H Clubs, Units and previous camp groups may choose to coordinate with their families to attend a designated session.

For session pricing and to register, visit https://www.rockspringsranch4hcamp.org/.

2022 Kansas 4-H Camps at Rock Springs Ranch Brochure (pdf)

2022 Camp Schedule

4-H CampDatesDuration
Session 1June 8-113 nights
Session 2June 12-153 nights
Session 3June 15-183 nights
Session 4June 19-223 nights
Session 5June 22-253 nights
Session 6June 26-293 nights
Session 7June 29-July 23 nights
Session 8July 5-94 nights
Session 9July 10-166 nights
Session 10July 17-236 nights
4-H Family CampDates
Session 1June 3-5
Session 2August 5-7