Camp Rankin

4-H Camp Rankin Camps

Camp Rankin week-long camps are a co-ed residential camp for 4-H members, and friends, ages 9 to 15. Broken into five one-week camps (ie. 3 one-week camps ages 9 – 12 and 2 week-long camp ages 13 – 15), the camp week begins on Sunday afternoon and ends the following Friday morning.

Camp Rankin, built in 1972 by volunteers as a Centennial project of the Richmond County 4-H Leader’s Council and was the first 4-H camp in the Atlantic Provinces. It is located on 60 acres of land at Cape George, near St. Peters, Richmond County, Nova Scotia.

The camp has hiking trails, a beach, and a dining/recreation hall. Six counsellors, along with the director and assistant director, lead youth through 4-H skills sessions and traditional camp activities such as crafts, recreation, canoeing, drama, nature, healthy living, and exploring 4-H.

Campers come home with amazing memories, experiences and lifelong friendships!

Camp Rankin 2020 is cancelled. Applications for the following year will be available January 2021. 

Camper Registration Form – closed for 2020

Learn To Do By Doing – Volunteer

Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

Up to three female and three male Counselors-In-Training attend each week during the camping season. Each CIT attends camp to help counsellors and learn what it is like to be a camp counsellor. This is an unpaid position although CITs attend at no charge.

CIT Info and Application – closed for 2020

Employment Opportunities at Camp Rankin

Each summer 4-H Nova Scotia hires a staff of ten to help run the five weeks of summer camps. These job postings are advertised on our website,, and during the winter months each year.

Positions at Camp Rankin include: Camp Counselors (6), Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, and Cooks.