2014 Camp Registration Packet

The 2014 4-H Adventure Camp Registration packet is now available to download. Click here.

Employment Opportunities

Looking for an opportunity to spend the summer in the beautiful Idaho mountains by the lake? Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is looking for Kitchen Staff for the 2013 season. The job starts by the first week of June and runs to mid-August. Need knowledge of kitchen skills and meal planning. Limited lodging is available and meals included. Salary: DOE. 18 or older. Full description & job application available here or by contacting us at 208-250-8444 or contact@cascadelake4hcamp.com.

Applications for position due before April 20 with interviews to be scheduled by early May.

Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is located in Donnelly, Idaho.

Spring Camp Work Weekend

Cascade Lake 4-H Camp invites you to Spring Work Weekend, May 17- 18, 2014. Volunteers have always been a very important part of keeping the 4-H Camp operating every year. There is always a list of projects that need our attention every spring and never enough time or resources for the Camp Board get them all accomplished.

Come spend the day working with other friends of the camp and then enjoy the evening relaxing at the campfire by the lake. Meals will be provided by the Camp Board for workers all day Saturday and Sunday morning. We also have cabins available for our volunteer workers. Individuals, clubs and groups can come for a day or stay for the weekend. Bring your family to help with the chores and fun. Please let us know by May 10 how many will be attending so we can prepare enough food and if you want to reserve a cabin.

Contact Kathy at 467-3237 or lauerk@heritagewifi.com for questions and cabin reservations.

Give 5 to Camp Update

“Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold.”

Remember singing this song at 4-H Camp?

The Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is looking for new and old friends for the 48 year old camp in Donnelly. We are looking for support of the camp to get it ready for the 50th Anniversary of the facility.

Help Cascade Lake 4-H Camp keep making memories of s’mores over the campfire, swims and canoe rides on the lake, fun crafts, wishboats and making new friends available for all the youth in District II.

We challenge all District II 4-H clubs to get involved to see who can reach the most of the 5 goals of the ‘Give 5 to Camp’. The club accomplishing the most will be awarded 2 full scholarships for 4-Hers in their club to a 2014 4-H Adventure Camp of their choice. All other clubs will be put in a drawing for an additional camp scholarship.

GIVE 5 TO CAMP
1. It is 2 years until the 50th Anniversary of Cascade Lake 4-H Camp.
2. Tell 5 youth about attending 4-H Adventure Camps.
3. Let 5 people know about the camp & how they can support camp.
4. Bring 5 volunteers with you to a Camp Work Weekend.
5. Send $5 ($50, $500, $5000…any multiple of 5) each year for the next 2 years to the camp to help make improvements.

Even if you didn’t start “Give 5” the first year, please take a look and see how you might be able to donate to the Camp. Every donation of time and/or money is greatly appreciated.

Watch for more information and updates at www.cascadelake4hcamp.com and http://www.facebook.com/CascadeLake4HCamp. Send us your comments and ideas!

Winter 2014 Newsletter – Happy New Year!

Camping Season Ends on a High Note! Summer of 2014 Looks Exciting!

2013 was one of our most diverse and pleasurable camping seasons to date. We welcomed 1,082 campers to Cascade Lake 4-H Camp. The season began with our annual Spring Clean Up in May and the opening of camp. With the help of dozens of volunteers, several major projects were achieved. Our impressive list of accomplishments for improvements and maintenance to the camp is included in this issue of Pinecones and Clovers. Crowning that list was the debut of 195 new mattresses! Every bunk now has a new mattress – a much needed item after many decades. The board extends a round of applause and appreciation to all that donated time and money to maintain and improve our special Cascade Lake 4-H Camp.

The first campers arrived in June for 4-H Camp Counselor Camp followed by 4-H Adventure Camp, 4-H Teen Camp and Horse Camp. When 4-H Camps are not in session the Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is available for other groups to rent. We enjoyed hosting two large church camps (which included the Pine Acres Camp for it’s 48th season), four family reunions and even a wedding!

Summer of 2014 is booked with 13 different camps, but there are still opportunities to reserve the space. Any group that would appreciate all that this unique and beautiful camp has to offer is welcomed. There are a lot of openings for youth to attend any of the 4-H Camps. It is a great time for children to learn new activities, make new friends and experience the beautiful scenery that Idaho has to offer.



2014 Summer 4-H Camps

Watch for 2014 Summer 4-H Camp registration forms in March!
June 16-18: 4-H Camp Counselors
June 19-22: District II Horse Camp
June 27-30: 4-H Kids Adventure Camp
July 7-11: Teen Camp
August 1-4: 4-H Kids Adventure Camp



Improvements and Repairs in 2013!

  • Replaced all the mattresses in the cabins.
  • Replaced privacy screen and shower fixtures in restrooms.
  • Put new doors on cabins and replaced entry steps on some cabins.
  • Pressure washed cabin floors with pressure washer donated by Dave & Angie Daniel.
  • Purchased flat surface washer for use on floors.
  • Purchased new trash cans for all 15 cabins.
  • Rebuilt campfire ring and added/compacted gravel to campfire area & replaced damaged logs.
  • Added exhaust vents to lodge roof.
  • Refinished front serving area in lodge & redid water line to drink machines in lodge.
  • Health lodge bathroom walls painted.
  • Added another faucet to horse corrals and replaced faucet outside pump house.
  • Put new sand in volleyball court & replaced lines.
  • Cleaned out pump house. Put a gravel drain below outside faucet.
  • Repacked ADA pathways.
  • The Flanary Family added new Cascade Lake 4-H Camp sign at entry.
  • Replaced covered windows in north bath to allow in light.
  • Purchased new 6-burner gas grill for BBQ area and weather radio.
  • Repaired & stained picnic tables.
  • Purchased dishes & silverware, hotel pans and folding chairs.
  • Purchased new canoe rack for donated canoes.
  • Put new TV antennae up at manager cabin.
  • Purchased new ATT speaker phone for kitchen and phone for manager’s cabin.
  • Removal of burn piles from 2012. Continued clean-up of fallen trees from storm in 2010.
  • Continued with thinning of new trees growing.


  • Become a friend of Cascade Lake 4-H Camp by making a tax deductible contribution today!

    By Check
    Make payable to “Cascade Lake 4-H Camp” and mail to:
    217 W Georgia Ave. Suite 100
    Nampa, ID 83686

    By Credit Card, click here.

    If you are sending a Memorial or Appreciation Gift, please note on your check or e-mail us at Contact@CascadeLake4HCamp.com.



    Annual Fundraiser

    Friends and supporters of Cascade Lake 4-H Camp enjoyed a wonderful evening of music, wine tasting and a delicious Dutch oven meal at the “Camper for a Night” fundraiser at held Indian Creek Winery on September 14th.

    The evening began with a beautiful late summer evening and even though our September skies gave us a little rain just before dinner, we all laughed as we moved the event inside – thinking “this is just like camp – anything can happen and we make the best of it!”

    Possum Livin’ Band kept on playing their great music and the Vallivue 4-H Club served the delicious Dutch Oven meal. Speakers, Hunter Monzie & Emily Hicks, shared with the patrons their experiences and the value of being a 4-H Camp Counselor. The evening ended with our auction – which morphed from a silent auction to a live auction because of the rain – and was very entertaining, thanks to our MC, Andy Smyth.

    We thank our corporate sponsor, Simplot Trucking, and all the friends of Lake Cascade 4-H Camp that generously supported the event.



    Appreciation & Memorial Gifts

    In memory of Glorence Hernick
    Given by Shirley Lappens

    In memory of Carmen Irwin
    Given by Shirley Lappens

    In memory of Rosemarie VanSlyke
    Given by Mary Lee Wood

    In memory of Ruth Logue
    Given by Shirley Lappens

    In memory of Mildred Hendrickson
    Given by Jim & Marcella Stewart

    Is there a special person in your life you would like to honor with a gift to Cascade Lake 4-H Camp? It could be someone who made your camp experience possible, a special friend you met at camp, your 4-H leader or someone who has made an impact on the 4-H program. Let them know.



    50th Anniversary of Cascade Lake 4-H Camp in 2015

    Would you like to be a part of planning this extraordinary celebration? Please contact Kathy Lauer at lauerk@heritagewifi.com or 208-467-3237.