4-H Camps

If you would like to attend a Bell County 4-H Camp/Workshop this summer, please visit our Workshop/Camp page: http://agrilife.org/bell4h/4-h-activities/summer-workshops/ ‎ 


Texas A&M Livestock Judging Camp-  June 13-15, June 20-22, 2014, Coaches Clinic- June 17-19, 2014

COST: $300, Coaches- $250


AGES: 11-18

Register online: http://animalscience.tamu.edu/workshops/youth-workshops/livestock-judging-camp

For more information, see flyer. All transportation is up to the parents.

Texas A&M Livestock Judging Camp 2014

Howard College Goat Camp- June 15, 16, & 17, 2014

COST: $85.00 per person for meals and awards. Each entrant will receive a camp cap or tee shirt. Camp participants must be nine (9) years old or entering the third grade. **Add $20 per goat provided by Howard College. (This is if you are not bringing your own goat.) If possible please bring a goat!

DEADLINE: **Only the First 200 Paid Entries will be Accepted-Get them in early! NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 1ST !

For more information, see flyer. All transportation is up to the parents.

Howard College Goat Camp Flyer 2014

Howard College Goat Camp Registration Form 2014


Horizons Camp- June 29-July 3, 2014

This five day, four night camp focuses around project enhancement, career exploration, and personal/professional development.  Participants choose their focus area where they will receive approximately 16 hours of instruction and introduction to careers in the field.  Each workshop is limited to 20 youth and are filled on a first come, first served basis.  Evening activities are geared towards professional development and workforce preparation, and of course, camp recreation and games!  Dances each night!

There will be six (6) Project Focused workshops.

  •     Taxidermy
  •     Food Challenge
  •     Sport Fishing
  •     Photography
  •     Fashion
  •     Share the Fun

Youth registration is $280.

Registration opens March 1 for Horizons Camp.

Camp Horizons Brochure (pdf)

Howard College Lamb Camp- June 8, 9, & 10, 2014

COST: $85.00 per person for meals and awards. Each entrant will receive a camp cap or tee shirt. Camp participants must be nine (9) years old or entering the third grade. **Add $20 per lamb provided by Howard College. (This is if you are not bringing your own lamb.) If possible please bring a lamb!

DEADLINE: **Only the First 200 Paid Entries will be Accepted-Get them in early! NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 1ST !

For more information, see flyer. All transportation is up to the parents.

Howard College Lamb Camp Flyer 2014

Lamb Camp Registration Form 2014


Youth Range Workshop-June 22-27, 2014

The 60th Annual Youth Range Workshop is being held on June 22-27, 2014 at the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, Texas. Registration of 4-H and FFA youth for this 6 day training is open. Please see the attached files with information and registration information for this training event. You are also being mailed a paper or hard copy to your office address. We can accept up to 45 youth from the ages of 14-17 years old who have an interest in the management of the largest natural resource in the state of Texas, rangeland. The workshop covers 26 major topic areas of knowledge from rangeland ecology, ecological principles, natural resource management, rangelands of the world, plant identification, toxic plants, plant collecting, rangeland hydrology and watershed management, grazing management, range animal nutrition, management tools such as prescribed burning, land and ranch planning, wildlife management, the water cycle, endangered species, invasive organisms, rangeland monitoring, daily public speaking activities, leadership roles and many more. During the week, field trips are made away from the Tech Center to the Kerr Wildlife Management Area near Hunt, a ranch in Menard County and a ranch in Mason County. Training is provided in a classroom setting but is followed up with hands-on training outdoors in the field. The Workshop directors have a great expectation from this opportunity that participating youth will return home not to just help make decisions on family property but that they become a resource in their individual county and serve as a junior leader or teen leader in the 4-H range science project area. The Youth Range Workshop has been held every year since 1955. More than 2000 Texas youth have participated in this learning opportunity. The workshop concerns education and knowledge but recreation from swimming, volleyball and softball are all part of the daily activities of this program. I hope to hear from you and have a youth participant from your county. There is no deadline for getting the registration paperwork turned in. 4-H youth from all over the state of Texas participate in this event.



For more information, see website. All transportation is up to the parents.


MASH Camp- July 7-9, 2014

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce plans for the 2014 4-H MASH Camp.

This year, the camp will be held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, July 7th – 9th. The camp is designed to give youth in 7th through 11th grades the opportunity to explore higher education and career opportunities related to medicine, health and nutrition. This year’s camp will include visits, tours, and hands-on learning experiences with the Texas Tech University Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.

Registration is currently open on 4-H CONNECT and will close on Friday, June 13th. Membership in the 4-H program is not a requirement to participate.

For More Information, please visit the following website: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/healthy_lifestyles. Registration is open now on 4-H Connect.

For more information, see flyer. All transportation is up to the parents.




Leadership Lab- June 24-27, 2014

When: June 24-27

Where: T-Bar M Resort, New Braunfels!

Who: All participants must be at least 13 years of age by the start of Leadership Lab.  And cannot exceed the age of 19

How much: $250 per camper

Transportation: The Extension Office will make plans to transport youth to and from Leadership Lab

Registration Information: Registration will be held on 4-H Connect (http://texas4-h.tamu.edu then click on 4-H Connect.) Registration will be held from May 1 – May 31, 2014 at midnight. Do not wait until the last minute because the Leadership Lab is ONLY open to the first 150 participants!!!!

Leadership Lab Information 2013-2014

2014 D8 4-H Leadership Lab Flyer


OFFICER ELECTIONS: One of the major events of Leadership Lab will be the election of officers for the District 8 4-H Council.  Refer to the standing rules for eligibility.  Council Officer applications are due to the District Office by May 31, 2014 (postmarked). Refer to the officer election letter for further details.


Outdoor Challenge

  • When: June 27 – 29, 2014
  • Where: Collin County Adventure Camp; Anna, TX (Google map)
  • Registration: 4-H Connect
  • Opens May 1 – May 31, 2014
  • Contest Fee: $30/per contestant
  • Lodging & Meals: $100/person – two nights + 5 meals

• Lodging is available and encouraged for contestants and non-contestants

• Dorm lodging is for Friday and Saturday night

• 3 meals on Saturday and 2 on Sunday

• Non-contestants must register on 4-H Connect in order to select and pay for lodging and meals

Parents/Guardians are responsible for chaperoning their own youth at this event. No agent will be available to chaperone youth.

For more information about this really cool adventure, please visit: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/outdoor


County Camp-July 11-13, 2014

County Camp will be held July 11-13, 2014, at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center Palestine, TX. We will be going to and from camp in a chartered bus (other smaller vehicles depending on size of group). County Camp allows counties to bring youth who have completed grades 3 thru 11. These ages are what grade you completed for the 2013-2014 year. All though ages 13-18 years of age serve as teen leaders.

Registration through camp will be available starting today and going through May 27th. Registration will be done by the form below and submitted to the County Extension Office. Please make checks out to Bell 4-H.

When registering, you will notice that you will have to pay $115 per participant and $75 per chaperone. We will pay for the first chaperones registered and needed (1 per 8 youth per gender) then other remaining chaperones will have to pay the full amount. This payment will be reimbursed to the chaperones. Chaperones are based on a 1 to 8 ratio per gender and very few times have we not paid for registrations due to lack of chaperones.

The registration for camp includes Meals, Lodging, Snacks & T– Shirt

County Camp 2014


Schedule for day:

July 11th:

  • 2:00pm Bus leaves County Extension Office
  • 5:00pm Arrive at Conference Center

July 10th:

  • 10:00am Bus leaves Conference Center
  • 1:00pm Arrive at County Extension Office

(No LUNCH will be provided and we do not plan to stop. Please make arrangements to eat before or after.)


Mission Possible- July 8-10, 2013

A unique co-educational and INCLUSIVE residential camp featuring traditional camp experiences such as kayaking, shooting sports, challenge course, arts and crafts, environmental education, swimming, dancing, and lots more.

Mission Possible strives to:

Provide an inclusive, traditional 4-H camp environment
for youth with and without disabilities.

Raise awareness and educate 4-H members about
the disability community.

For more information, see flyer. All transportation is up to the parents.

Mission Possible Flyer 2013

Camp Corral-  July 13-18, 2014

Camp Corral is a place where kids are free to be kids, apart from the day-to-day challenges they may face as children of wounded or disabled military families. Camp Corral is a special experience that will create lifetime memories for these kids – a full week with friends who can relate, packed with non-stop fun and all the camping can-do’s they love: swimming * hiking *target sports * ropes course * arts and crafts * dancing *kayaking * camp fire stories * dormitory life * water sports * meeting new friends
Thanks to the generosity of Golden Corral guests, Camp Corral is available at nocost other than transportation to and from camp.

Ages: 8-15

For more information, see flyer. All transportation is up to the parents.

Register at www.campcorral.org



Texas 4-H Congress

July 13-16, 2014

Texas 4-H Congress is the premiere citizenship and leadership experience for Texas 4-H members between the  ages of 15 and 18. Held on the even numbers years in the Texas State Capitol, Texas 4-H Congress allows 4-H members to experience the law making process first hand by writing, submitting, and then serving as a member of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Press, or as a Lobbyist. From these roles, the 4-H members  determine the fate of each bill submitted over the four day event.


A select number of 4-H delegates will be allotted to each district. SO DON’T DELAY APPLYING!!!!!

Costs: Bell County 4-H will pay for those who are accepted! See flyer in newsletter about the roles of Texas 4-H  Congress!

Dates to Remember:

  • April 1, 2014                                      Lobbyist Application opens on-line
  • April 1, 2014                                       Press Corps Application opens on-line
  • April 30, 2014                                     Lobbyist Application closes
  • April 30, 2014                                     Press Corps Application closes
  • May 1, 2014                                       Bill submission opens
  • May 16, 2014                                     Press Corps and Lobbyist notification
  • May 20, 2014                                   Online Registration opens via 4-H CONNECT
  • June 16, 2014                                    Bill submission closes
  • June 16, 2014                                     Online Registration closes
  • July 13, 2014                             Texas 4-H Council and Management Team Arrives
  • July 15, 2014                                      District Delegates Arrive


Texas A&M Lamb and Goat Camp

  • LAMB CAMP: JULY 19-21, 2013
  • GOAT CAMP: JULY 26-28, 2013

Join us in Aggieland for a FUN and EXCITING 3 day program dedicated to teaching students the fundamentals of feeding, nutrition, health, facilities, and selection with lots of showmanship!

Cost: Children $150 & Adults $60

Registration will be open to the 1st 150 paid applicants. (Register early– Camp fills up quickly!)

For More Information:

*All camp participants must be accompanied by an adult and must be at least 8 years old or entering the 3rd grade. All transportation is up to the parents.

Texas A&M Lamb and Goat Camp 2013

Prime Time I and II- July 20-23, July 23-26, 2014

For more information, see flyer. All transportation is up to the parents.