If you have ever visited 4-H Camp Overlook during Cloverbud camp, you know it is filled with happy young faces, swimming, playing, and even a special teddy bear parade. Cloverbud camp caters to our youngest demographic, 6-8 year olds, and gives them a fantastic introduction to overnight camping. It’s a 3-day, 2-night session — the perfect length of time to let children feel like they’re really away at camp, but without giving them time to get homesick. The past few years our Cloverbud camp has filled quickly, and last year we had a sizable waitlist. The continued popularity of this program has encouraged us to introduce small second session for August 2017, to run concurrently with our Traditional week 6 program. This additional session will allow more campers to attend and experience Cloverbud camp. Cloverbud session 1 will run during the traditional time, Thursday, June 29th-Saturday, July 1st. Cloverbud session 2 will run Sunday August 6th –Tuesday August 8th.
Cloverbud campers will participate in their own program, filled with a sampling of many camp classes and a special carnival, but will be able join older campers for meals and free time activities. Cloverbud campers attending this second session will be in their own cabins, with counselors specially trained to work with our youngest children. This new session will be especially beneficial for some young campers who are perhaps a little nervous about their first trip from home. They will be able attend camp and gain independence, but have the comfort of an older sibling or friend close by who is enrolled in the traditional week 6 program.
Registration for 4-H Camp Overlook opens February 1st, and is available online and in paper. You can visit our website at 4hcampoverlook.org for more information about Cloverbud, traditional overnight camp, or our year-round programs. Feel free to contact our camp registrar Teresa for any questions at 518.483.4769. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!