Cascade Lake 4-H Camp

Donnelly, Idaho

Work at Cascade Lake 4-H Camp This Summer

Cascade Lake 4-H Camp has Kitchen Staff positions open for the 2023 summer camping season.

Kitchen staff are responsible to the Board of Directors of Cascade Lake 4-H Camp, under general supervision of the Head Cook. General responsibilities include assisting the Head Cook in the preparation and cleanup of meals for large camping groups.

Lodging is available and meals will be provided while working. The employment period is seasonal – late May through mid August. Click here for the full job description and download the application here.

We Need Volunteers!

Are you a handy person who is willing to spend a day at camp helping with maintenance projects? Do you have marketing or event experience and are willing to help with our annual fundraising program? Can you help with cleaning projects to open and close camp each season?

The Cascade Lake 4-H Camp board of directors is recruiting individuals who would like to volunteer for various projects throughout the year. If you have an interest in lending your skills to create a better camping experience for Idaho youth, contact us and let us know you’d like to volunteer!

Spring Work Weekend

Join us at beautiful Cascade Lake 4-H Camp in Donnelly, Idaho for our annual Spring Work Weekend, Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, 2023. We will clean up the camp and prepare for summer groups to arrive.

Anyone wanting to help with the work and enjoy good food and friendly people is invited to join us for the weekend. 4-H’ers*, parents, clubs and groups are welcome. Cabins are available for Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are required. Please complete this form and return it no later than April 28 to RSVP.

Questions? [email protected] or Kathy at 208-467-3237.

*All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


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4-H Adventure Camp offers overnight camps for 4-H and non 4-H members from third grade to eighth grade. Visit for more information.

Looking for that perfect “Get-Away” for a reunion, church outing, youth group function, club meeting, or corporate retreat?

Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is your answer! The camp is located on scenic Cascade Lake, just down the road from Tamarack Resort.

Over fifty years ago, the camp was established as a camping facility for 4-H youth in southwestern Idaho. Services have been expanded to other groups, including schools, churches, families, sports training camps and corporate retreats. The camp has been assisted in making major improvements over the years by donations and volunteer labor provided by the Ada County Grange, Meridian Gospel Tabernacle, Nampa Countrymen’s Club, Treasure Valley Back Country Horsemen and other civic groups.

To provide a quality facility with quality service at a reasonable cost for overnight and day camping activities for self-directed groups, especially youth.

The camp is owned and managed by Cascade Lake 4-H Camp, Inc. It is a nonprofit corporation administered by a board of directors comprised of 4-H volunteers. Employees include a seasonal camp manager and kitchen staff.

Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is located on scenic Cascade Lake Reservoir, 1.75 miles west of Donnelly, Idaho, just down the road from Tamarack Resort. The camp is 2 miles east of West Mountain (elev. 5,000 feet at base, 7,340 feet at summit), 15 miles south of McCall, 18 miles north of Cascade, 13 miles from Weiser River/White Licks Hot Springs, 25 miles from Brundage Ski area, 35 miles from Zim’s Hot Springs in New Meadows, and 95 miles north of Boise.

Fifty-six acres of old-growth pine forest on a level valley with 2 miles of Cascade Lake shoreline. Please visit our camp features page for more details regarding facilities, activities, and photos of the camp.

Each year from May to September. About 20 groups stay at the camp each year, averaging 75 per group. Please take a look around the site for more information on available dates, pricing and facility amenities.