Summer Camp

4-H Camp Overlook offers week-long traditional overnight summer camp  for youth 6-19. Camp Overlook is open to ALL youth, and has been operating for over 70 years! Campers can choose from activities including our ropes course, hiking, canoeing, sailing, arts, painting, archery, air gun, and much more!

We have been busy planning the 2018 camp season and we can’t wait for summer to get here!

Camp registration opens February 1st

Camper applications for Summer 2018 are accepted on a first come, first serve basis after February 1st. Please apply early to ensure your first choice of weeks. Camper applications must be completely filled out and accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of $150.00 Incomplete or unsigned applications will be returned and may jeopardize acceptance in your first choice of sessions. 

Online registration is the quickest way to apply and hold your spot. You can also download a paper application from our website or call the Camp Overlook office at 518-483-4769 after February 1st. 

New Families: To be added to our mailing list so you can receive our registration postcard reminder in January, please call 518.483.4769 or email tap86@cornell.edu

Current families: To enjoy photos from Summer 2017, sign into your Bunk1 account! 

2018 Camp Dates

Cloverbud 1 Thursday, June 28 – Saturday, June 30th 
Arrive Thursday at 10:00am. Depart Saturday 1:00pm
Cloverbud 2 Sunday August 5—Tuesday August 7
Arrive Sunday at 1 pm. Depart Tuesday at 1:00pm

Week 1 Sunday, July 1 – Friday, July 6 
Week 2 Sunday, July 8 – Friday, July 13 
Week 3 Sunday, July 15 – Friday, July 20 
Week 4 Sunday, July 22 – Friday, July 27 
Week 5 Sunday, July 29 – Friday, August 3 
Week 6 Sunday, August 5 – Friday, August 10 
Arrive Sunday between 1:00—3:00pm. Closing Ceremony is 7:00 pm on Friday.

Financial scholarships are available to residents of Franklin & St. Lawrence County, and are due April 15th. 

Soon you’ll be at camp making your 2018 summer camp memories and we can’t wait to see you!

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15 Comments on “Summer Camp

  1. Just getting started for Family Summer Week. What week will CIT II be. I need to be sure Morin is there for that week. I want to stick it on the calendar now. Thanks!!! Gwyn

    • Hello Gwyn!

      CIT Part 1 is Weeks 3-5 Only (Age 14 by June 20th)
      CIT Part 2 is Weeks 3-5 Only (Age 15 by June 20th)
      CIT Part 3 is Weeks 1-2 Only (Age 16 by June 20th)

      Hope this information helps, looking forward to this summer!

  2. She took CIT I last year. Her BD is 7/8. I believe she was told she could take CIT II, since her BD is so close. Maybe she was wrong.

  3. Hello Gwyn!

    The reasons for the ages on the CIT courses are because of Department of Health employment eligibility. We discourage campers younger than the age required because they will not be old enough to be eligible to become staff with that graduating CIT class.

    Department of Health Requires staff to be 17 before the start of training. So working backwards from this date, we require CIT3’s to be 16, CIT2’s to be 15, and CIT1’s to be 14. Does this make sense? We are trying to save disappointment in the long run if someone completes the series of courses but then the following summer are not old enough to be staff with the rest of their CIT group.

    We can make exceptions for the age of the classes, but we unfortunately cannot make exceptions for employment eligibility. Therefore we discourage campers younger than the age requirements.

    Please feel free to email us CampOverlook@cornell.edu with any other questions!

  4. Yes, except she did CIT I last year, when she turned 14 on July 8th, 2014. She turns 15 July 8, 2015, and 16 July 8, 2016. She has her birthday the first week of camp every year. She turns 15 in the first session of camp before session II starts for CIT II.

    • Hi Gwyn,

      We are happy to let Morin into the class! However just to make sure her (and you) realize that in 2017 she would not be eligible to become staff because she will not be 17 by the beginning of staff training (not our rule, the department of health rules!).

      Please email us at CampOverlook@cornell.edu with any other questions. Many parents in your predicament have their child repeat CIT1. If not, then they go through the progression just knowing that they would have to take a summer off between being a camper and counselor (if they so desired to become a staff member). Thanks for the questions!

      • I get it. Staff training starts before July 8th. I’ll tell her. I guess that may stop her from going, but I doubt it. 🙂

  5. Hello! Just having a hard time finding the class descriptions on the site. Any chance you could help navigate me?

    Thanks!

  6. 4-h camp tm!!! So excited! Do u know the theme for Week 4 and 6??

    • We are excited to see you, Emma! Our theme for week 4 is Olympics, and our theme for week 6 is Camp-chella (music festival!)

  7. What time is the ceremony on departure day before departure. I missed it last year and I do not want miss it this year

    • Our closing ceremony starts at 7 pm. If you arrive at 6:45 pm, that should give you plenty of time to locate your camper, visit our camp store, and make your way to our campfire ring for the ceremony!

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