Sign Up for 4-H Summer Camp!

April 19, 2017
by: 
Leigh Fuson
Sign Up for 4-H Summer Camp!
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Summer time is just around the corner, and school is almost over! Keep your kids busy and active over summer break by signing them up for 4-H camp. There are several options available for 4th-8th graders.

Junior camp is for anyone in 4th-6th grade and takes place at Clyde York 4-H center in Crossville. This camp will take place June 12th-16th. It features shooting sports, arts and crafts, swimming and a water slide, canoeing and kayaking, zip lining, sports and games, and much more! Cost is $300 which includes all meals, room & board, transportation, t-shirt, and activities. Registration deadline is May 23rd.

Junior High camp also takes place in Crossville, May 29th-June 2nd. It is available for 7th & 8th graders. The theme this year is “Technology Revolution” and will feature activities with robotics and drones, along with the traditional camp activities of junior camp. Cost is $290 and includes everything besides transportation. Registration deadline is May 1st.

Electric camp is open to 6th and 7th graders and takes place at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. It will be held June 27-30th. Campers learn about electricity and energy through fun, hands-on activities. They also get to visit Dollywood! Cost is $275, and includes transportation, boarding at UT, meals, and activities. Sign up by May 1st.

Experience! Taste of Culinary camp is for 6th-8th graders and will be held July 11-13th in Murfreesboro. If you love cooking and being creative in the kitchen, this camp is for you! Cost is $150 which includes hotel, meals, and activities. Transportation is not included.

“Tennessee 4-H camps are an opportunity for youth to explore their relationship with the world around them while at the same time having loads of fun. Tennessee 4-H camps allow youth to “learn by doing,” through 4-H’s experiential learning method of 'Do, Reflect, and Apply.' Youth are engaged and involved from the time they arrive to the time they depart,” said Daniel Sarver, a youth development specialist with University of Tennessee Extension.

At camp, when children make new friends, explore, and learn that "I can" is much more powerful than "I can't", magic happens. In an environment created just for them, children learn life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community. Whether children are playing, exploring nature, conquering new heights, or becoming part of a camp family, they are creating memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information and to register for camp, please stop by the UT/TSU Extension office located in County Complex or call 615-597-4945. Payment plans are available. 4-H is a proud part of UT/TSU Extension, the UT Institute of Agriculture, and the TSU Cooperative Extension Program. UT/TSU Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment through the cooperation of county, state, and federal governments. Programs are open to all people regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or disability.

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