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Intro


MAKING MEMORIES.
CHANGING LIVES.

Since 1924

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Intro


MAKING MEMORIES.
CHANGING LIVES.

Since 1924

Hands In 4 Youth (HI4Y) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1924 by a group of teachers, social workers, and business people to provide enriching summer camp experiences to deserving young people from communities with limited opportunity and choice. 

 

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Story


OUR PROGRAMS

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Story


OUR PROGRAMS

SLEEPAWAY CAMPS

HI4Y’s Camp Vacamas introduces kids to new environments, people, and fun-learning activities. Campers live, play, and learn together under the careful supervision of trained youth workers.


DAY CAMPS

HI4Y’s Vacamas Day Camp offers weekday theme-based adventures for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Parents can rest easy knowing that their kids are engaged in structured activities.

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

HI4Y’s Afterschool programs enhance learning and personal growth by engaging students in project-based, instructional, competitive, and free-play activities right in their own schools and communities.

CONFERENCE & RETREAT

HI4Y’s Conference and Retreat Center offers school, faith-based, corporate, and private groups outdoor and indoor social, recreational, learning, and team-building activities in a naturally beautiful setting.

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Help


HOW TO HELP

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Help


HOW TO HELP

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STORIES


OUR STORIES

 

 

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STORIES


OUR STORIES

 

 

What our kids think


Camper Spotlight

Summer is a wonderful time for creating memories and changing lives.  At Hands in 4 Youth, we never let a day go by without being kind to children and making them the center of our purpose.  Please take a peek!