Not Your Ordinary Summer Camp – 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp
Combines Fun with Science Literacy

4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp is an annual three-time national award-winning
camp that mixes summer camp fun and hands-on science education. The camp will be held July
28-August 3, 2024 on the northern shores of Lake Huron at Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle.
This Michigan State University (MSU) pre-college program is for teens aged 13 to 15 or those
who’ll enter eighth through tenth grade in the fall. The registration fee is $500 and includes
meals, snacks, lodging, a T-shirt, and program and activity costs.  
During this enriching Michigan State University Extension educational program, campers will
increase their science literacy and stewardship as they learn from natural resource experts in
fields such as Great Lakes coastal and fisheries management, limnology, wildlife, forestry,
geography, geology and environmental education. The hands-on learning includes exciting
natural resources recreation activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, fossil hunting,
archery, photography, and evenings around a campfire. Not only does the camp get kids
outside enjoying nature and learning to be good environmental stewards, the sessions
incorporate four of the five Michigan Department of Education science curriculum standards in
earth science and three of the five standards in biology. Campers also have fun and make
friends with people from different backgrounds and areas. 
Following their involvement, campers are eligible for nomination to apply for a $2,000 MSU
Pre-College Scholarship based on criteria such as attitude, behavior and active participation.
The scholarship is applied toward each recipient’s first year at MSU as a degree-seeking
Space is limited to 70 campers so register for a wonderful experience this summer!
For more information and to register for the camp,

EUP News Staff

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