ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
We're out of scholarship dollars for 2021
DOES YOUR STAFF GO THROUGH BACKGROUND CHECKS?
YES! All staff - including counselors and mentors receive a background check. We use backgroundchecks.com
HOW OLD ARE THE COUNSELORS?
Our counselors must be 19 years old and go through an interview process, background checks and take part in leadership training sessions that involve safety procedures and best practices working with youth. Many of our counselors are earning college degrees in secondary education, science, physical education and the fine arts.
WHAT IS THE CAMPER TO STAFF RATIO?
In 2021, our camper to counselor ratio is 4:1.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH A CAMPER WHILE SHE'S AT CAMP? You may reach out to your camper through electronic Camp Grams that can be purchased in the CampDoc registration portal.
In this time of COVID, we are suggesting that you don't send any packages to your camper while she's at camp.
The camp site postal mailing address for June 20 - 26, 2021 is:
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, 83222 4-H Camp Road, Halsey, NE 69142
WHERE DO THE CAMPERS SLEEP AT CAMP?
The Nebraska 4-H camp at Halsey has really nice bunk houses with bathrooms and showers in the bunk house building.
WHY DO MENTORS MATTER?
Exposure to mentors, role-models and counselors increases self-confidence necessary for success.
IS SELF CONFIDENCE LOWER FOR GIRLS?
Yes. Believe it or not - it is! While women earn the majority of Masters and PhDs, the confidence crisis starts between ages 10 – 16 years of age mostly because of media and other social situations. Camp Summergold is dedicated to helping girls with this issue. Research shows men do not suffer from this issue, as much.
WHAT DO GIRLS GET OUT OF CAMP?
Positive Identity - Independence - Leadership skills - Social Skills (Friendship Skills) -Social Skills (Social Comfort) - Social Skills (Peer Relationships) -Adventure and Exploration - Environmental Awareness - Positive Values and Decision-Making - Summer Learning and Positive Risk-taking