New York State 4-H Camp Mission, Vision and Values Statement

Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is part of the NYS 4-H Camping Program and has adopted the following Mission, Vision and Values for our camp. 


The mission of New York State 4-H Camps are to provide a positive learning environment (in an outdoor setting) focusing on community building, friendships, fun, healthy living, and give hands-on learning experiences that help campers grow, belong, and thrive.


A community in which campers and mentors grow and learn together creating happy, successful, and engaged individuals.


NYS 4-H Camps reflect the principles of positive youth development, experiential learning, growth mindset, and the importance of having fun.

NYS 4-H Camps encourages positive mentoring relationships by connecting campers to staff focused on youth development.

NYS 4-H Camps promotes the development of skills that help young people succeed by offering workforce development training and skills. NYS 4-H Camps is committed to achieving an inclusive and safe community of staff, volunteers and program participants that reflects the diversity of New York State.

NYS 4-H Camps creates opportunities for youth to have a voice in the development and evaluation of the program.

NYS 4-H Camps each individually reflect the local needs and culture while also preparing youth for success in a diverse and changing world. NYS 4-H makes STEAM come alive by connecting youth to research based curriculum and activities focused on skill building and fun. 

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Last updated February 9, 2023