Youth Camps

Summer 2023

Northern Illinois 4-H Camp

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we are back to an overnight 4-H Camp and again, attending Rock River Christian Camp this year, in Polo, Illinois. Rock River Christian Camp is a 94 acre, year round retreat and camping center.  Youth facilities include nine cabins. 4-H Camp will offer a variety of safely-led activities such as: archery, crate stacking, arts and crafts, hiking, pool, nature study, team building and large group games.

The dates have been set for Sunday, June 11 - Thursday, June 15, 2023. Camp is open to all youth ages 8-14 by June 11. You do not have to be in 4-H to attend.


Camp Fee Schedule:
Register by March 1: $300 (4-H members) or $320 (non-4-H members)
 (Must be paid in full by March 1, or the price goes up)

Register after March 1: $350 (4-H members) or $370 (non-4-H members)
 (Must be paid in full by May 15, or spot not held)

Camp Fee Includes:

  • Lodging (4 nights)
  • Meals (11 meals)
  • Canteen (4 afternoons)
  • Snacks (4 evenings)
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Camptivities and supplies

PLEASE NOTE that registration is not complete until our office has received your Camper Packet (which can be completed below) and payment in full. All final payments must be received before May 15 or a bunk will not be held for the camper.

Register and pay online here! Payments can be made via this site.

Payment By Check:
If you wish to pay by check, please contact the Ogle County Extension office at 815-732-2191 for instructions. All final payments must be post-marked by May 15 or a spot will not be held for the camper. Please make all checks payable to University of Illinois Extension.

U of I Extension - Ogle County
421 W. Pines Road, Suite 10
Oregon, IL 61061

Contact any of the following Extension 4-H Youth Development Staff:

Kelly Lafferty, JoDavies/Stephenson/Winnebago Counties
Youth Development Educator
815-235-4125 or

Johnna Jennings, Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Counties
Youth Development Educator
815-758-8194 or

Jodi Baumgartner, Ogle County
4-H Program Coordinator
815-732-2191 or

Allie Johnston, Whiteside County
4-H Program Coordinator
815-632-3611 or

Angela Miller, Jo Daviess County
4-H Program Coordinator
815-858-2273 or

Brenda Heimann, Stephenson County
4-H Program Coordiantor
815-235-4125 or

Cancellations & Refunds
Upon receipt of a written request for cancellation, a refund will be made as follows:

  • Cancellations made before May 15, 2023, will be entitled to a full refund.
  • Unless there is a written doctor’s order stating that the child is unfit for camp, cancellations after May 15, 2023, will result in the loss of the entire camp fee.
Kids playing with colorful parachute

Camp Russell 2023 | DeKalb County

Register your child now for summer day camp! Choose from four week-long programs, each with a different theme. Children will have fun learning about nature through hands-on activities, games, and nature awareness.


If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Peggy Doty or Marian Termini at 815-784-2000. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.