At 4-H Animal & Vet Science Camp, youth ages 13-17 explore the fields of animal and veterinary science and engage in interactive, hands-on learning. Attend for your chance to practice veterinary medicine, research zoonotic conditions and discover careers!

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4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp is going virtual in 2021

Due to the ongoing complexities of the current COVID-19 public health crisis, Michigan State University Extension has made the decision to shift 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp to a virtual format in 2021. 

During August 2021, MSU Extension will present 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp: A Virtual Experience. The online program will focus on many of the same enjoyable facets of the in-person event, including an exploration of science careers, a Q&A with veterinarians and veterinary students, animal case studies, virtual farm tours and more!  Look for additional details in the coming weeks!

MSU Extension remains committed to resuming in-person programming when it is safe to do so. Rather, the decision reflects on recent organizational guidance that indicates Michigan 4-H should not host or sponsor any overnight camps in 2021, as a means of alleviating the public health risks associated with gathering youth from across the state and country together for several days and nights.

We appreciate your continued interest in Michigan 4-H programming and for your support and understanding of efforts to protect participant health. We look forward to seeing you at 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp: A Virtual Experience in August and hope to be back together on campus in 2022!

Check back in Summer 2021 for registration information. 

Questions? Please contact Nick Babcock at

About the camp

Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp is for youth who are interested in exploring animal and veterinary science related projects and activities. Participants must be ages 13 to 17 as of January 1 of the current programming year. The age requirements will change for the 2021 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp: A Virtual Experience

This five-day pre-college program held at Michigan State University is a partnership with the Michigan 4-H Youth Development, MSU Department of Animal Science and MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Youth will explore fields relating to animal and veterinary medicine as well as participate in numerous hands-on learning activities. Participants will also gain animal handling experience while having the opportunity to visit and explore MSU farms and facilities. Throughout the week, teens will work their way through a veterinary science case study as a team and create a presentation to be critiqued by veterinarians. This is a fun and interactive camp that will allow youth to conduct activities, ask questions and problem-solve. Additionally, this camp will help youth explore various animal-related career fields while reflecting on their experiences and community programs.

How do I apply?

To apply for the 2021 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp: A Virtual Experience, please check back for a registration link.

What is the cost?

The details for the 2021 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp: A Virtual Experience are currently being worked on. Once a fee has been determined it will be updated on this website. 

Additional Details

Additional information and details about the traditional Michigan 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Camp can be found in the Program Handbook or in the Promotional Flyer.


Please contact Nick Babcock at or (517) 432-1626.

Looking for more Michigan 4-H animal and veterinary science experiences? Consider attending 4-H Exploration Days, which will offer more than 30 different animal and veterinary science sessions. Also view the Department of Animal Science’s youth events calendar as well as the MSU Extension events calendar for a list of 4-H animal science events happening across the state.