Farmers Union Youth and Camps
Each summer, more than 1,500 youth participate in summer camps, day classes and award trips. NDFU’s youth education program has created new generations of leaders since the early 1930s by promoting the organization’s principles of cooperation, legislation and education. Today, it’s the largest camping program in North Dakota! Check out the NDFU camp video
Learn and have fun with camps, classes and trips
Goals of NDFU’s Youth Education:
- Learn about cooperatives and cooperative principles
- Develop leadership and citizenship skills through knowledge of rural issues
- Have fun!
Get camp registration forms here!
NEW THIS YEAR -
a camper incentive program!
Campers do the best job of promoting camp and getting their friends to attend camp. We want to reward those campers for helping us to recruit new people to camp. A new incentive award program has been introduced in 2013.
Campers will receive a prize depending on the number NEW campers they recruit:
2-3 new campers - NDFU t-shirt
4-5 new campers - NDFU hoody
6-10 new campers - $50 gift card/VISA card
11-15 new campers - Nintendo 3DS
16-20 new campers - iPad
More than 20 new campers - Apple Laptop
There are some guidelines:
- The camper referring a new camper must attend camp to qualify
- The new camper must attend camp to qualify
- A new camper is categorized as a youth who has never attended camp OR a youth who has not attended camp in the last four years
- Awards will be given out at county conventions
Follow us on Facebook
Check out the NDFU Youth Program Facebook page for announcements and updates, or to connect with your NDFU friends.
After High School
Farmers Union youth programs do not end after the senior youth program. Young adults are challenged to participate in more active leadership roles, such as summer staff positions and serving as Farmers Union representatives in county and state activities. For staff positions, contact the state office. Visit the Collegiate Chapter page to learn how you can get involved with NDFU at your local college.