Who May Attend

Please note: All weeks of camp are co-educational. A camper may attend more than one (1) week, (but is limited to 2 weeks) and is not allowed to stay over the weekends. The camping experience for children from week to week at Camp Shankitunk is very similar. 

Overnight Camp

Any youth ages 8-16 by January 1st who is able to follow the camp schedule and participate in programming safely and independently is welcome to attend.

Progresion Day Camp

Formerly known as our "Yellow-Sheet" Day Camp Program, any youth age 8-14 by their selected camp session who is able to follow the camp schedule and participate safely and independently is welcome to attend. Progression Day Campers will select and take classes, eat lunch, and have rec times alongside Overnight Campers.

Day Camp

Any youth age 6-8 by their selected camp session who is able to follow the camp schedule and participate safely and independently is welcome to attend. 

2024 Dates & Themes

Week 1

Wilderness Week – Children of the woods, unite! Join us in the woods this week for hiking, shelter building, wayfinding, and tricky survival scenarios. Bring your boots and bug spray, we’re going on an adventure! 

Overnight Camp Dates: June 30 - July 5

Day Camp Dates: July 1 - July 5

Week 2

Wacky Fashion Week – But what would I wear?! Bring your wackiest clothes and silliest outfits. Polka dots, odd color combos, and funny hats are all the rage this week with fashion dos and don’ts. The wackier the better! 

Overnight Camp Dates: July 7 - July 12

Day Camp Dates: July 8 - July 12

Week 3

Time Travelers Week – Travel through the future, past, and days of future past with us this week. We’ll be traveling through a different time-period each day of the week. AI robots, old timey games, & dino digs! Make friends from the future and see friends from the past. What year is it?!

Overnight Camp Dates: July 14 - July 19

Day Camp Dates: July 15 - July 19

Week 4

Superhero Week – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… You! Come as your favorite hero, catch supervillains, star in your own comic strip! Heros, villains, and side-kicks all welcome this week to create a new universe of epic adventures!

Overnight Camp Dates: July 21 - July 26

Day Camp Dates: July 22 - July 26

Week 5

Olympics Week – Go for gold in a weeklong extravaganza of games, contests, and battles. Every day will be opportunities to test your might and your wit in traditional Olympic games and new ones you may not have seen before! 

Overnight Camp Dates: July 28 - August 2

Day Camp Dates: July 29 - August 2

Please note: The camping experience for children from week to week at Camp Shankitunk is very similar.  The weekly themes are more of a fun way to mix things up over the summer for campers attending multiple weeks and for the staff, but they don't significantly impact the Shankitunk experience.  Happy camping!


We employ a staggered check-in schedule. Keep an eye out for communication for sign ups for check-in times as they become available in May.


More information coming soon.

Camp Fees


$450 per week

Day Camp

$225 per week

Please Note:

  • Camperships may be available for qualified youth.  Help send kids to camp.
  • Full payment will be required when registering online. You can save a spot with a $100 deposit per child per week utilizing the paper sign up form in the camp brochure. The balance is due in full by June 1st.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All camper weeks are subject to a $100 non-refundable processing fee per week.

If a family must cancel a session (we understand that sometimes things happen or plans change), we ask that you notify our camp secretary as soon as possible. We often have families on a waiting list and would like to include their children at camp whenever possible. No refunds will be granted after June 1st. This is due to staffing, food, and program supplies allocation. Thank you for your understanding. 

No refunds will be granted if campers do not arrive at camp when scheduled or who do not complete all required forms by due dates, resulting in cancellation of their registration.

No refunds will be granted if a camper is sent home for medical or behavioral reasons included but not limited to; violating camp rules and policies (see handbook), homesickness, non-compliance, failure to thrive (e.g., not eating or participating). 

A prorated refund will be considered for remaining camp stays if a camper becomes injured at camp and the Camp Health Director or Camp Director (or designee) determined that he/she is unable to participate in camp activities and must be sent home. 

If camp must cancel a session(s) or is unable to open, refunds will be issued to participants. If a session had taken place for 3 or more days at the time of cancellation no refunds will be issued.

All refund requests must be made in writing. Refund requests are subject to review and may take time to process.

Family Handbook

Is this your first time attending 4-H Camp Shankitunk? Are you overwhelmed with questions? Downloading our Family Handbook (below) may be the answer. We address the most common frequently asked questions from first time families. We hope this resource will be helpful for you, but if you still have questions, please feel free to Contact Us.