4-H Jr. Science Explorers Club

4-H Science Explorers clubSponsored by Colorado State University Jefferson County Extension 4-H Program

4-H Jr. Science Explorers Club - Critter Camp!
4-H Jr. Science Explorers Club is a unique week-long program that presents children an opportunity to participate in hands-on science while exploring various project areas that the
4-H program offers.




2015 Dates and times coming soon!

Camp is in session from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop-off is between 7:30 – 8 a.m. Pick-up is between 4-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $195/wk
Ages:  Open to youth entering 3rd grade in the fall of 2015
Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave., Golden

Critter Camp is sure to be lots of fun! Learn about, and meet all types of critters: pets, farm animals, horses, insects, birds, bats and wild animals.

Examples of planned activities:

  • meet a vet
  • grab a net and go on an insect hunt
  • discover the differences between bats & birds
  • meet and learn about real farm animals
  • take a field trip to the Lookout Mountain Nature Center to look for signs of wildlife
  • live raptor program
  • create a camp T-shirt
  • investigate animal communication and camouflage
  • design and decorate an animal cake
  • record what we’ve learned in a critter journal
  • participate in teamwork activities and challenges


Registration opens after the first of the year.



A current immunization record is required. Please submit on an accepted CO Dept of Health Immunization Form. Please contact the camp coordinator at srmoore@jeffco.us for correct form if needed.
Asthma Care Plan
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Action Plan
Medication Form (for all other meds other than Inhalers and Epi-pens)


All medication forms must be signed by a practitioner with prescriptive authority