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Go For Fun, Go For Adventure!

The North Dakota 4-H Program has offered camping as educational experience since 1967. Programs are designed to develop life skills for safe and healthful living, enhance personal development, and provide constructive uses of leisure time. We are committed to providing a safe environment where youth can make new friends and develop new skills.

North Dakota 4-H Camp
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The North Dakota 4-H Camp is on 80 acres of wooded riverfront property 1.5 miles west of Washburn, N.D., and has provided overnight camping to youth for over 50 years.
The 4-H Camp is located at 2702 8th St SW in Washburn, ND between the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan. After you pass the Interpretative Center, watch for the sign “4-H Camp”, the driveway is on the south side of the road.


Our facilities include a main dining hall, an educational center with showering facilities, Butler Outpost multipurpose building and three sleeping cabins. The camp has walking trails along the Missouri River and lots of open spaces to enjoy.

Staff and Activities

Our staff members are trained in outdoor skills, science, agriculture, and human development to work with youth to ensure a high-quality experience for campers.

In addition to the planned education program, recreational opportunities are included for each camp. Campers enjoy many activities, including our walking trails, mud pit, and archery. Campers especially like the Dutch oven cooking, evening campfires, waterslide, and a dance. New to camp this year is the 4-H Pond where campers can enjoy fishing, swimming and canoeing.

Camps begin with check-in at 4 p.m. Central time and end at 11 a.m. Central time unless otherwise stated.


4-H membership is NOT required for participation. Scholarships are available for income eligible families. Please contact the Center for 4-H for more information: 701-328-9715For Registration questions, contact Karla Meikle 701-328-9715  


Camp Scholarships

To apply for camp scholarships, please fill out the North Dakota 4-H Camping Award Application. Email completed forms to or mail to the address at the bottom of page one on the application.

Contact information

For more information, contact your local office of NDSU Extension or 4-H Activities Coordinator Karla Meikle/ 701-328-9715.