Cascade Lake 4-H Camp

Donnelly, Idaho

2024 Spring Work Weekend


WHERE: Beautiful Cascade Lake 4-H Camp, Donnelly, Idaho
WHEN: Friday night, Saturday & Sunday May 3, 4, 5, 2024
WHAT: Clean-up and preparation for summer camps.
WHO: Anyone wanting to help with the work and enjoy good food and friendly people. 4-H’ers,* parents, clubs & groups are welcome.

Cabins available for Friday & Saturday night, reservations required. Limited availability. Please RSVP no later than May 1.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Suzanne D, 208-739-0178 or [email protected]
*All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Download the Work Weekend Application and Waiver to complete and return to Suzanne D.


Employment Opportunity: Camp Manager

We are in search of candidates to fill our open Camp Manager position at the Cascade Lake 4-H Camp.

The Camp Manager is responsible to ensure a maintained, safe, attractive camp facility including buildings maintenance and operational equipment. You may conduct small general facility repairs, including kitchen equipment, or coordinate professional services with approval of the President.

Supervising the head cook and kitchen staff, you will successfully coordinate with the head cook and maintain adequate levels of inventory. Serving as the primary on-site facility coordinator, you will check camp groups in and out of camp and perform walk throughs, effectively communicate with the 4-H President of the board, and maintain a good rapport with the public, camping groups, and suppliers.

Overall, the Camp Manager is responsible to the Board of Directors of the Cascade Lake 4-H Camp, Inc. The employment period is seasonal – May 1 – August 31 annually; may extend into September.

Click here for the job description and information about applying, and please share this information with anyone you know who is qualified for this position.

Thank you, Kathy Lauer, for 40 years of volunteer service at camp!

Cascade Lake 4-H Camp is what it is today because of our board president, Kathy Lauer. We had the opportunity to recognize her volunteer service at our 2023 Fall Fundraiser. The Board of Directors presented an award for her four decades of leadership at camp, and next spring, we will name our main lodge the “Kathy Lauer Lodge.” We thank Kathy for her service and the impact she has had on the lives of thousands of Idaho youth.


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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.