two youth showing a waterwheel model

4-H aims to grow the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and problem-solvers by giving youth plenty of opportunities to try their hands at real world science  4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects give families science enrichment opportunities and connects kids to Cornell’s science outreach programs.

2020 DATE:

  • Friday-Sunday; June 19-21; 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi

Registration will be open starting January 2020.  Look for new course tracks being offered, as well as the ones listed below.

ALL NYS youth ages 10 years of age and older are welcome. You don’t have to be enrolled in 4-H to participate!

The cost for the weekend is $75 per person (camper/chaperone/volunteer).

4-H STEM Camp is held at 4-H Camp Shankitunk and has several tracks to choose from.  Each camper chooses one track to learn about for the weekend.

Courses offered:

Ag-citing Science of Fiber Food & Farms

Take a look at the science of fiber, food and farms! We will delve into questions such as, “Why is wool itchy?”, How does milk become more than just a drink?”, and “How does tilling soil effect soil health?”. You will take a look at agriculture under the microscope, get your hands dirty and find the answers to the above questions. We will find answers to questions you never knew you should be asking.

Code Explorers

Do you like to code or want to learn how? Have fun exploring computer programming during this course. We will go on virtual reality field trips, learn coding basics and do some cool maker activities. Learn how you can take theses activities home to teach others. All levels of coding experience are welcome!


Do you like to hunt for treasure? Do you like to go on Scavenger Hunts? Then this class is for you! Learn the fundamentals of geocaching along with some other fun and amazing aspects of geospatial science.


The good, the bad, and the ugly. In this course you will learn about all the different types of microorganisms, perform numerous fun and exciting experiments, and grow your own culture!

Pollinator Power

This class is the perfect pick as pollinator week comes to an end. A series of hands-on activities will teach youth the importance of pollination, how it occurs, natural pollinators, how to create a bee friendly backyard, and more!

Rocketry I & II

Do you want to build and launch a rocket that will fly over 400′ into the air? How about a water and air powered rocket as well? Experience the remarkable principles of how rockets work and the science of aerospace with fun activities. Rocketry I = Beginners; Rocketry II = must have taken Rocketry I.

Outdoor Survival

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? In this course we will practice skills that are necessary for staying alive. We will spend the weekend outside learning fire and shelter building, cordage making, and other outdoor skills that will leave you better prepared for the unexpected. Dress for the weather – rain gear is a must have!


Q: Who can attend camp?

A: Any youth 10 years old or older.

Q: Can my parents stay at the camp?

A: Yes.  *Must pass background check.*

Q: What does it cost to attend?

A: $75 per participant, sibling, and adult who attends.

Q: Where will I sleep?

A: In the bunks/cabins used during summer camp.

Q: What will I eat?

A: Delicious and nutritious meals prepared by the volunteers and educators.

Q: What will I need to bring?

A: Sleeping bag, pillow, personal care items, flashlight, extra shoes, swimsuit, towels, etc.

Q: How does NYS 4-H STEM Camp work?

A: STEM Camp has eight courses to choose from.  Each camper chooses one course to learn about for the weekend.  You may choose from Ag-citing Science of Fiber, Food and Farms; Code Explorers; GPS/Geocaching; Microorganisms; Pollinator Power; Rocketry I or II; and Outdoor Survival.  Class sizes are limited and will be filled on first-come; first-serve basis.

Have Questions?

Contact Emily Roach, 4-H Resource Educator, by phone 607-865-6531 (extension 107) or email Emily Roach at [email protected]

NOTE: When you click the link you will need to select “Delaware” as the Host County from the Drop-Down menu.

Download a copy of the New York State STEM Camp Brochure or contact the Extension office.

Register Early! Space is limited. Free T-shirt if you are registered by May 1st.

Emily Roach
4-H Resource Educator 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531