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All About Camp – the Who, What and Where

Who are the 4-H Camp Cloverleaf staff?

All 4-H Camp Cloverleaf staff are members of the University of Florida/IFAS 4-H Youth Development team. We all love working with youth and adults in an informal camp setting, and we look forward to meeting you. Camp Cloverleaf’s camp staff include a Camp Director, Assistant Director, and summer camp staff. Please read through the staff biographies and contact them with questions you may have about your interest in camp.

Headshot of 4-H Camp Cloverleaf Director and Shooting Sports Coordinator, Bill Tillett

Bill Tillett, Camp Director and Shooting Sports Coordinator

Bill Tillett has the pleasure of being the Cloverleaf Resident Director and State Shooting Sports Coordinator. He grew up in the Florida 4-H program, attended Camp Cloverleaf, and was even the Key Counselor (Head Counselor) for Manatee County one year. Upon graduating high school, Bill started working for the Florida 4-H Camping Program as camp and maintenance staff, while attending college for his undergraduate and master’s degrees. Since 2013, Bill has worked at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf in various positions, as staff at four Florida 4-H camps, and as the Interim Director at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake. Bill’s favorite thing about camp is that it creates an opportunity for young people to experience new things in a safe environment and discover what they are passionate about.  If Bill’s not at camp, he can often be found at state parks or theme parks. 

What is 4-H Camp Cloverleaf?

4-H Camp Cloverleaf is a camp in Lake Placid, Florida, that is owned and operated by University of Florida/IFAS. Land was donated to the state of Florida back in 1948, and in 1952 programs begin at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf. Since then, thousands of 4-H members have participated in summer camp programs and state and local businesses and organizations have enjoyed retreats and trainings at camp. Its beautiful location provides waterfront access to Lake Francis and allows camp visitors to enjoy sunny, South Central Florida. Camp Cloverleaf currently provides summer camp programs, facility rentals, and environmental education and shooting sports programs. Starting in Summer 2022, 4-H Camp Cloverleaf is pleased to announce that all weeks of summer camp will be open to all youth, regardless of whether they are 4-H members yet. Our goal is to provide a summer camp experience to as many youths as possible, so we look forward to meeting many new faces in the upcoming years.

Where is 4-H Camp Cloverleaf located?

4-H Camp Cloverleaf is in Highlands County, FL at 126 Cloverleaf Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. We are located directly on Lake Francis’s shores and only 2 hours or less from Tampa, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, and Orlando, Florida. Click below to see a camp map, which identifies the cabins, bath houses, dining hall, health center, and other camp buildings.  

Florida graphic with a pinpoint locating Camp Cloverleaf