Mar 11, 2014 | View All Issues
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 experiencing new growth as a result of new volunteers, new opportunities and the long time commitment of our supporters. Our new location will be held at Camp Maymac in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We will move our week long campers to an inside facility that still features lots of outdoor fun.
However, even with our growth, our camper numbers are still limited. Just like last year, we will take camper applications on a first-come-first-serve basis. When we reach our limit of 100 campers a wait list will be created and managed by our committee.
In addition, the step up from the previous camp locations to a more secure location comes with a price increase. Because this Camp Program is only partially supported by the 4-H Council and, the camp committee had to invest in the new location upfront, we have depleted our financial resources and will not be offering “campership” scholarships.
The Camp McCandless committee meets every 2nd Monday of the month and we invite all parents or certified adult volunteers in the 4-H program to come and work towards making the best better! Together we can continue to build a strong youth camping program and find the financial support we may 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 tee
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