Summer 4-H Camps, Events, & Activities

We had a BLAST at our 2022 4-H Summer Camps & Events! Stay tuned for information about next summer!

Looking for some summer fun? Smith County 4-H has tons of opportunities for Smith County 4-H’ers of all ages this summer, including the return of overnight 4-H Camp!

4-H Camp offers 4-H’ers a chance to have fun, meet new friends, hang out with old friends, learn new skills, and develop positive self-esteem. While offering youth an exceptional learning experience, 4-H Camp also builds self-confidence and maturity and provides youth with the chance to meet and make friends from throughout Tennessee.

Junior 4-H Camp will be held on June 13-17, 2022, at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville, Tennessee. At this five-day camp, campers will have the opportunity to make new friends and participate in activities like swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts & crafts, wildlife, sports, woodworking, tie-dyeing, air brush, rifle range, archery… and many more! Activities are designed to be hands-on and fun so that children are actively engaged. This camp is open to all 4th – 6th grade 4-H’ers. The cost of camp is $315, which includes meals, room, board, most activities, and transportation.

Camp applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2022, at the UT Extension Office. The deadline to register is May 16. Some camp scholarships in the amount of $160 are available. Scholarship applications are due by April 11.

Jr. High 4-H Camp will be held on May 30 – June 3, 2022, at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville, Tennessee. Jr. High 4-H Camp is open to students in grades 7th and 8th. The cost to attend is $325. The activities for Jr. High Camp include everything from ax throwing to night ziplining and all of the classic camp activities!

Camp applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2022, at the UT Extension Office. The deadline to register is April 29.

Smith, Trousdale, and Clay County will host this year’s Multi-County Livestock Clinic at the Smith County Ag Center on Monday, June 6, 2022. Clinicians who specialize in livestock species like sheep, goats, swine, and cattle will work hands-on with 4-H’ers. At the clinic, we will cover topics like fitting and grooming, skillathon, and showmanship. This is a great opportunity for youth who think they might be interested in showing livestock in the future or who are currently showing livestock. The clinic is open to grades 4th-12th. There is no cost to participate.

Academic Conference will be held at the University of Tennessee Knoxville on June 14-17, 2022. Academic Conference is open to 6th-8th grade 4-H’ers. Participants receive intensive training in their 4-H project area under the supervision of university scientists and specialists and explore related career opportunities. The conference provides a variety of rewarding and fun-filled experiences in classroom, outdoor and laboratory settings. Delegates are selected on basis of application. The cost to attend is $75, and scholarships are available.

Applications are due by March 25.

4-H Electric Camp will be held on June 27-30, 2022, at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. This camp is a fun-filled, rewarding adventure into the world of energy, electricity, energy conservation, electrical safety, and other basic sciences. 6th & 7th grade 4-H’ers will learn what electricity is and how it works, have the opportunity to work with electrical specialists from across the state, and participate in hands-on activities that encourage them to learn by doing. Campers will also have the chance to meet other 4-H’ers from across Tennessee and explore careers in energy, electricity, and basic sciences. The cost to attend Electric Camp is $300. Two scholarships will be awarded.

The Central Region Pioneer Camp will be held at Camp Woodlee in Warren County, Tennessee, on July 5-8, 2022. Pioneer Camp is open to 7th-10th grade 4-H’ers. Campers will enjoy three days of creek stomping, axe throwing, campfire cooking, fun, and adventure! The cost to attend Pioneer Camp is $175 plus transportation.

Registration is due by April 29, 2022.

Target SMART Camp will be held at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville, Tennessee on July 11-15, 2022. This camp is open to all 5th-9th grade 4-H’ers. The cost to attend camp is $355.

FCS Behind the Scenes will take 9th-12th grade 4-H’ers on a journey to Savannah, Georgia, on July 12-15, 2022. Activities include a hands-on design project, architecture and design tours, a visit to Savannah College of Art and Design, and more! The cost to attend is $400.

Registration is due before April 1.

4-H Culinary Camp will be held at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee, on July 12-14, 2022. Campers will enjoy learning to make cuisines from across the globe. Culinary Camp is open to 6th-8th grade 4-H’ers. The cost to attend Culinary Camp is $150.

The registration deadline is April 15. Limit of two campers from Smith County.