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Gopher Dairy Camp

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The Gopher Dairy Camp will not be held in 2014 due to renovations in Bailey Hall. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in 2015!

The Gopher Dairy Camp is presented by the Gopher Dairy Club and the Minnesota State 4-H Dairy Committee.

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Campers learn to fit dairy heifers.

Gopher Dairy Camp photo

Showmanship judge talks with campers about their calves.

Gopher Dairy Camp photo

Campers learn to properly show a dairy heifer.

Gopher Dairy Camp is a fun 3-day workshop for teens wanting to improve their dairy cattle skills. The camp is open to all youth that have completed grades 6-11, but not yet started 12th grade. Activities include Dairy Fitting and Showmanship Workshops, Dairy Showmanship Contest, the Gopher Gold Auction, Dairy Foods Workshop, fun at a waterpark, and an awards banquet.

The Gopher Dairy Camp will not be held in 2014 due to Bailey Hall renovations. 

Fee: $60.00 per camper (for the camp in 2013)

Registration for the 2015 Gopher Dairy Camp will open in March of 2015.
Registration is limited to the first 100 campers!!!! Once the completed registration form is received, additional information, a confirmation letter, an insurance waiver, and a health card will be mailed out. Be sure to get your registration form in early as the enrollment is limited to the first 100 youth that apply.

Housing: All campers will be housed in Bailey Hall on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. Bailey Hall is located at 1458 N Cleveland Avenue, St. Paul, MN. The dorm is located on the St. Paul campus and is within walking distance of all activities. Registration will be located in the Bailey Hall entry way.

What to bring: Campers need to bring normal clothing items, a sleeping bag, clipping and showmanship clothes, clipping and fitting supplies. Also bring along the usual toiletry items and towels. See Packing List.

Like the Gopher Dairy Club on Facebook to check out photos from last year's camp.

Questions? Contact Mike Donnelly at 651-210-2897 or

2012 Gopher Dairy Camp group photo

Gopher Dairy Camp 2012
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