MISSION: The mission of the Cascade Lake 4-H Camp Corporation has been to provide safe, comfortable facilities, for youth and families of all capabilities that will enhance their educational experience of healthy recreation in a natural environment.
HISTORY: Over fifty years ago, the Cascade Lake 4-H 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.
OBJECTIVE: To provide a quality facility with quality service at a reasonable cost for overnight and day camping activities for self-directed groups, especially youth.
STRUCTURE: 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.
LOCATION: 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. Click here for a map or visit the camp features page.
FACILITY: 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.
SEASON: 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.
Cascade Lake 4-H Camp Board of Directors
Kathy Lauer, President
Margaret Ottaway, Director
George Decker, Director
Suzanne Sideroff, Vice President
Bert Sideroff, Director
ADA, ADAMS, GEM, VALLEY, WASHINGTON COUNTIES
Director positions open – contact us if you are interested in joining the board to represent your county
SOUTHERN DISTRICT DIRECTOR
DISTRICT HORSE CAMP LIAISON