Office Information

Address

1238 County Welfare Road, Suite 110
Berks County Ag Center
Leesport, PA 19533-9709

Contact

Phone: 610-378-1327

Fax: 610-378-7961

Email: BerksExt@psu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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4-H Camp Manatawny

Read all about our exciting 4-H Camp! Registration deadline is May 21st.

Monday, June 19 - 22, 2018

Mark Your Calendar's Now!

Give the gift of 4-H Camp - the 4-H office has 4-H Camp Gift Certificates available. Call the office now 610-378-1327

4-H Camp Manatawny

All youth 8-14 (you must be eight years old as of 1/1/18) are eligible to attend the four-day camp experience on June 19-22, at 4-H Camp Manatawny, Douglassville, Pennsylvania. Camping provides everyone with a chance to learn about nature, meet new friends, gain responsibility, and learn to live and work with others.

Cost

The total cost for camp is $250 which includes all meals, lodging, for the four days. Partial scholarships may be available to those in financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please enclose a letter with your registration explaining your financial need. The amount of scholarship will depend on the amount of requests.

Transportation

Parents will transport their children directly to and from camp. Directions will be sent to those who register.

Housing

We will enjoy the original cabins from the 1920's and modern bathrooms. We have indoor/outdoor sports areas and a nature center.

Staff

The camp is directed by the Penn State Extension - Berks County 4-H Educators. Several 4-H screened volunteers and 4-H teen counselors have gone through training and are familiar with our camping program, will be supervising the camp. We have a resident nurse and a lifeguard at the camp as well. For the daily activities, trained 4-H members that are 15 -18 years old, serve as camp counselors who teach crafts, nature, recreation, and other activities to the campers. Certified camp staff will supervise the riflery courses.

Activities

Our program consists of group recreation, nature and craft workshops, team building, and socialization activity groups. Some activities will be geared for juniors (8-10) and some specifically for seniors (11-14) to make it more rewarding for the camper.

Camp Highlights

Summer will be here before you know it-what will you be doing? Make friends, learn about the outdoors and have fun at 4-H camp!

  • Camp staff, adult volunteers, and teen counselors who have gone through training and are familiar with our camping program supervise the camp.
  • We will enjoy the original cabins and modern bathrooms.
  • We have indoor/outdoor sports areas and a nature center
  • Activities include campfires, workshops, activities, camp songs and more.
  • Space at camp is limited. In the event that the camp is filled, there will be a waiting list developed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Additional Information

Before you depart you will be sent a detailed letter with all the specifics (phone numbers, what to bring, etc.). If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to call our 4-H office @ 610-378-1327.  You can also visit the camp website at http://www.manatawny.org

The registration deadline is May 21, 2018.

The registration link:

https://extension.psu.edu/4-h/berks/events

Check out our 4-H Camp on YouTube: https://youTu.be/3ZbkFBhUvxA