Thursday, May 24, 2018

It’s 4-H Camp Time

By: Tracy Hagan
Extension Agent III

Summer is coming and 4-H Camp sign-ups are already open. Sign up and get your information at the Lawrence County Extension Office. We’d love for your 4-Her to have a great time at camp this year!

You can read articles that tell you all about the educational value of a sleep away camp. Campers gain confidence, make friends, learn responsibility for their stuff and scheduling. They develop a little more independence. Camp is one of the favorite 4-H memories that I hear about. The adult volunteers and agents have a lot of fun, too. Also, (shhhh!) it can be your tiny vacation from “I’m bored!” smack in the middle of summer!

Junior 4-H Camp is the camp most commonly attended. It’s for 4-6th graders and is from July 8-13 at Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia. For $300 your child can have an exciting time swimming, creek stomping, making crafts, and visiting the archery and rifle ranges. There’s still time to take advantage of the payment plan and fundraiser. You can see the promotional video on Youtube. Search Fun, Friends, 4-H: Summer Starts Here.

4-H Junior High Adventure Camp is for 6th-8th graders, from July 3-6, costs $290 and takes place at Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia. A crew of 4-H Agents, largely led by local 4-H Agent, Matt Adams, keeps middle schoolers busy with crazy, fun and competitive team activities. Past activities have included glow runs and minute to win it games. Activities vary according yearly so don’t say Ms. Tracy promised you a glow run. There will be equally fun stuff going on.

4-H Target Smart Camp is a shooting sports camp for 5th -9th graders. Focusing on safety, correct form and responsible use, these campers spend almost all their time on the range. They choose their favorite discipline in which to focus. The options include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader or wildlife/outdoor skills. Also at Ridley from July 3-6, cost is $275.

Line and Design Camp, July 9-11, teaches handcrafting skills to 6th through 12th graders. Members get to travel to UT Martin and the cost is $120. This is a great camp for those who enjoying sewing and creative projects.

Spaces are limited. Deadlines vary. Sign up now at the Lawrence County Extension Office, phone 931-762-5506, located at 2385 Buffalo Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN.

Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.




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