Hidden Valley 4-H Camp

Sunday is coming! We cannot wait to see your campers smiling and excited faces! 

If you still have questions about paperwork or payments for camp, please call the Main Montour Falls Office Monday through Thursday between 9am and 4:30pm at 607-535-6812 OR

 Email Hannah Capozzi

For all camp questions on Fridays, please call the camp directly at: 607-535-5048 OR 

Email Jenn Sweet

Hidden Valley 4-H Campers Email Address is: 

hv4hcamperemail@cornell.edu

Camper Email is printed off and distributed at Mail Call at 5:00pm daily. Please put camper's name in the subject line. This email account is only to send an email to a current camper.

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ABOUT US

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County is incredibly lucky to enjoy a 71-year affiliation with Hidden Valley 4-H Camp. Schuyler County 4-H families and volunteers ensured that the property was available for New York State Parks to purchase after the end of the Civilian Conservation Corp program, and since that time Hidden Valley has influenced the lives of several generations of children from a broad geographical area. 4-H Camps are open to all children of 4-H age, not just 4-H members, and they promote the experience of a lifetime. Campers make new friends, develop strong ties to counselor staff, and increase their knowledge of their own capacities and abilities.

How do we quantify the difference Camp can make in the life of a child? Parents, counselors and campers can all identify anecdotes that indicate the positive developmental impacts of Camp. However, research also indicates that a camping experience based on positive youth development (such as 4-H) and the process of skill building and mastery can support positive decision-making, perseverance and the development of new relationships and social skills. A 2005 Oregon study of residential 4-H camps yielded evidence that campers learned how to cooperate more better, work with others on a team, work through disagreements and just be able to talk more effectively with other people. The same study found that campers were more likely to find new things that they liked to do at Camp, and this success led them to want to try other activities.

Contact

Melissa Schroeder
Interim Executive Director
mcs35@cornell.edu
(607) 535-7161

Last updated July 19, 2016