State 4-H Camp


The Nebraska State 4-H Camp is located within the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands near Halsey, Nebraska, and is one of two Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers. Serving the youth of Nebraska since 1959, the Nebraska State 4-H Camp hosts Summer Camp, Group Team Building, Special Events, and Outdoor Education.

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Nebraska State 4-H Camp


Nebraska State 4-H Camp
83222 4-H Camp Road
Halsey, NE 69142


Driving Directions

From the East
Go one mile west from Halsey on Highway 2 until you reach the Nebraska National Forest entrance. Enter the forest and follow the 4-H signs until you reach the Nebraska State 4-H Camp.

From the West
Go 15 miles east from Thedford on Highway 2 until you reach the Nebraska National Forest entrance. Enter the forest and follow the 4-H signs until you reach the Nebraska State 4-H Camp.


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The Nebraska State 4-H Camp, near Halsey, Nebraska, has capacity for 170 overnight guests. Each modern cabin is heated and has a bathroom with shower or access to a bath/shower house.

Meeting Spaces

The Eppley Lodge, one of the most endearing main lodge facilities in Nebraska with air-conditioned spaces, includes:

  • A Grand Ballroom with surrounding balcony and dining hall, comfortably seating 200.
  • Two Conference Rooms seating 30-40 guests.
  • On-site full-service dining, providing nutritious and tasty food, and catering options available to accommodate all group sizes.

The Outdoor Education Center has space for 25.


  • Shooting Ranges -- Archery, BB Gun, Air Pellet Rifle, Shotgun
  • River Access
  • Group Team Building Challenge Course
  • Recreation Courts -- Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Grass Recreation Fields
  • Waterslide
  • Campfire Pits
  • Nature Trails
  • Zipline
  • NEW Canopy Zip Line (Coming Soon!)

Activities at Camp

  • Archery
  • Aquatic Sports -- Canoeing, Tanking, Kayaking, Tubing
  • Campfires
  • T.R.U.S.T. Course


Contact the Nebraska State 4-H Camp at 308-533-2224 or to plan your event!


4-H Trail Ride

October 13-15, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable, guided Trail Ride in the scenic Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. Enjoy delicious meals, family activities and great entertainment. All proceeds support the Nebraska 4-H camp programs.

Friday, October 13

  • Bring Your horse and settle in!
  • 4:00 pm - Panel Party to setup corrals
  • Dinner on your own.

Saturday, October 14

  • 8:00 am - Registration
  • 9:30 am - Trail Ride (2.5 hours)
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - Trail Ride (3.5 hours)
  • 1:00 pm - AQHA Trail Challenge Clinic
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner at the Lodge
  • 7:00 pm - Crafts, Auction and Entertainment (Dee Denayor)

Sunday, October 15

  • 7:30 am - Breakfast & inspirational time.
  • 10:00 am - Trail Ride (2 hours)
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch
  • 1:30 pm - Trail Ride (optional)

To register, mail the completed registration form to the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, 210 Mussehl Hall East Campus, PO Box 830719, Lincoln, NE 68583-0719. The registration fee is $50.00 per person if postmarked before October 1. After October 1 the registration fee is $65.00. Join us for just the Saturday night dinner, auction, and entertainment for $20.00. No refunds.

Download Registration Form

For event questions, please contact Bruce Treffer at 308-324-5501 or For registration or payment questions, contact Sara Werner at 402-472-9019 or



Nebraska State 4-H Camp Advisory Board

Gary Stauffer
Elain Zutavern

Anna Baum
Jody Dexter

Twila Phillips
Deb Kraenow

Mike Wolff
Stephanie Evans