Hartford County 4-H Camp, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a fun, safe, healthy, and enriching outdoor experience for young people with a “Learning by Doing” philosophy. Through 4-H principles, we endeavor to foster personal growth in an atmosphere of stewardship for the individual, the community, and the Earth.
4-H camp has been in existence for over 85 years. In 1966, the Board of Trustees established the Marlborough site and Hartford County 4-H Camp has been encouraging youth development ever since. Whether your child attends “Bring Your Own Horse” Camp, Mini Camp, or Traditional Camp, he/she will leave with memories, friendships, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
The camp is situated on 100 acres and includes the following facilities: Baldwin Hall, which includes a dining hall that seats up to 266, as well as a lower recreation and workshop area; ten girls’ and six boys’ cabins, with each cabin area containing a lavatory with sinks, flush toilets, and showers; a camp director’s cabin; amphitheater; horse barns for 48 horses plus a staff horse shelter; four riding rings; the Grant House, a combined staff living area, infirmary, and cook’s quarters; four-bay garage; refrigerator/freezer building; and nature center. The caretaker’s residence is at the entrance to the 4-H camp. [Learn more about Our Facility]
The camp is adjacent to the Black Ledge River State Forest, giving campers many trails for hiking, nature observation, and trail riding. A one-acre pond provides for swimming, boating and water recreation. A tennis/basketball court combo, a volleyball court, a gaga pit, and a baseball/soccer field are for instructional and leisure time usage, as well as a 16 station Low Ropes Course.
The Traditional Camp program accepts youngsters ages 9 through 14. We also have a program for Mini Campers, ages 7 and 8. The Horse Camp program accepts youngsters ages of 11 to 17. Applications should be mailed immediately and will be accepted as received. 4-H Camp is provided on a non-discriminatory basis and as such is open to all without regard to race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability.
Note: Due to demand, no camper will be accepted for more than 2 weeks, per season.
A cabin- mate can be requested on the application. A great combination of fun, friends, and educational activities awaits everyone!