4-H Camp McCandless
March 10, 2017
Dear 4-H parents, The Monterey County 4-H camp program known as Camp McCandless has been a tradition for 4-Hers for years.
Its been held at a variety of camp locations but the heart of Camp McCandless has been shared by hundreds of members and their families.
Our summer camp program is dependent on new volunteers, new opportunities and the long time commitment of our supporters. Our location will be held at Camp Maymac in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is an inside facility that still features lots of outdoor fun.
Just like last year, we will take camper applications on a first-come-first-serve basis. This includes 50 girls and 50 boys. When we reach our limit of 100 campers - a wait list will be created and managed by our committee.
Because this Camp Program is only partially supported by the 4-H Council and, the camp committee has to invest in the location upfront, we are operating on very little funds. At this time we will not be offering “campership” scholarships. We encourage clubs to provide scholarship money.
The Camp McCandless committee meets every 4th Monday of the month and we invite all parents or certified adult volunteers in the 4-H program to come and work towards finding long term funding, ways to recognize the adult volunteers and how to train those behind us. Together we can continue to build a strong youth camping program and find the financial support we need.
If this is your camper’s first year, we are working with our teen counselors each month to prepare them for their role as leader. You can be assured all counselors and certified adult volunteers are reviewed, trained and guided each year before the camp opens. The ratio is 1 teen counselors to 3 campers. We welcome your volunteer experience and efforts to help prepare our teens to be role models 24/7 for 5 nights and 6 days by joining the camp committee.
Michael & Stefanie Burgess, Co-Camp Directors
Rod Ichikawa, Co-Camp Director
Please consider becoming an adult volunteer!