Cascade Lake 4-H Camp

Donnelly, Idaho

Spring Work Weekend 2021

Cascade Lake 4-H Camp invites you to Spring Work Weekend 2021.

Join us at beautiful Cascade Lake 4-H Camp in Donnelly, Idaho, Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16, 2021.

We will clean-up the camp and prepare for summer camps to arrive. We will also continue ADA path construction.

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 RSVP no later than May 8. Contact Kathy at 467-3237 or [email protected] with questions and to RSVP.

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


Open Positions with Cascade Lake 4-H Camp

Following is a list of current open positions at the Cascade Lake 4-H Camp. Click here to download an application form and visit our Jobs page for more details.

Camp Manager
Looking for an opportunity to spend the summer in the beautiful Idaho mountains by the lake? Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is looking for a Camp Manager for the 2021 season. The job starts first of May and runs through August. Need maintenance skills, ability to make small repairs, work with kitchen staff, computer and record-keeping skills, and ability to communicate and have good rapport with public & camping groups. Lodging is available and meals included. Salary: DOE. 18 or older. Full description and job application available here. Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is located in Donnelly, Idaho.

Board Secretary
The Cascade Lake 4-H Camp Board is looking for a Secretary for the Board of Directors. The position requires taking minutes for quarterly Board meetings, preparing forms, contact with and preparation of leases and forms for camping groups, and answering phone call inquires. Salary: DOE paid quarterly. Year round position.

Contact us at (208) 599-8093 or [email protected] for questions about either position and to submit your application.

Happy Holidays from Cascade Lake 4-H Camp

2020 has been quite an experience for us all. For the first time in 55 years, we were unable to host campers. Three families of deer living at the camp did enjoy the option of grazing the green grass without having all those campers to dodge. The ducks and geese took over the docks. The bats that like to sleep behind the cabin window shutters were glad not to be disturbed! Bald eagles nested in our largest pine tree. But we missed our happy campers!

We were able to work on several maintenance projects: a new roof for the manager’s cabin, an accessible path to the archery range along the nature path, new fencing along the parking area, new sprinklers for the yards, new shutters for cabins, replacement of the very old night security lights, and a few other much needed maintenance projects. We appreciated the volunteers that were able to help us with their time. Thanks also to those who donated funds to help!

The Cascade Lake 4-H Camp Board is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable facility for youth and families of all capabilities that will enhance their educational experience of healthy recreation in a natural environment. As you consider options for year-end giving, we appreciate any support you can provide to help us accomplish our goals and prepare for the return of campers as soon as it is safe.

Here are a couple other ways you can support Cascade Lake 4-H Camp:

  • Join us for camp work weekend! Mark your calendar for May 14-16, 2021. Pretend you are a camper again with campfires, canoeing, and other activities, in addition to helping with a few important projects. If you are interested, contact us at (208) 599-8093 or [email protected] so we can remind you when the weekend gets closer and check your availability.
  • Encourage kids you know in third grade to eighth grade to attend a 4-H Adventure Camp! Summer overnight camps are available for 4-H and non 4-H members. Learn more at

Stay healthy and safe and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.

Happy camping,
Cascade Lake 4-H Camp Board of Directors

Donate Through Your 2021 United Way Contribution

All 4-H Families, Campers, Counselors and Supporters:

The 2021 United Way Campaign is an easy way to contribute to Cascade Lake 4-H Camp!

By simply specifying Cascade Lake 4-H Camp and its 501(c)3 nonprofit number, 82-0262849, on your 2021 United Way pledge form, your can direct all or a portion of your 2021 United Way contribution to Cascade Lake 4-H Camp.

Take advantage of this easy way of giving! Thank you United Way!

S’more Adventures at Camp

Cascade Lake 4‐H Camp needs your support in raising funds for improvement projects that will ensure the camp is a safe, comfortable, and accessible facility for future generations of happy campers.

The Camp Board wants to thank you for your support in the past. Due to COVID-19, we won’t be able to have our usual Dutch Oven Dinner event this year.

We also were not able to hold camps this summer but have been working on many maintenance projects. There are several new items we need to add to our list:  new sprinkler system for the lawn, replace the 40 year old hot water heaters in the north bath, new energy saving night lights, new shutters for the cabins and more ADA paths.

We would appreciate any help you can give towards these projects.

Please stay healthy and we’ll look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Happy camping,
Cascade Lake 4-H Camp Board

Mail donations to:
Cascade Lake 4-H Camp
217 W Georgia Av Suite 100
Nampa, ID 83686


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Thank you for your support!

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.