FOCUS ON 4-H

Register for summer camps

By Chrissy Karrer | Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer vacation is right around the corner. How are you going to spend your fun in the sun? There are several camps available for 4-H and non-4-H youth to attend close to Wise County. After each camp description, there is a website link that will have more information on that particular camp.

Do It Yourself Mondays Day Camp is open to all youth ages 8 to 12 held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office on Mondays this summer. Join us as we create new treasures by recycling old, grow our green thumbs with gardening, learn how to build and launch rockets, tackle a robotics challenge, become mad scientists and create culinary masterpieces in the kitchen.

The cost is $15 per session or $80 for all seven sessions. Space is limited and pre-registration is required the Friday before each session. The D.I.Y. Monday Day Camp will be held 1 to 5 p.m. on the Mondays listed below.

  • June 10 – Kitchen Smarts
  • June 17 – Green Thumb
  • June 24 – Sewing 101
  • July 1 – Mad Scientist
  • July 8 – Upcycle, Recycle
  • July 22 – Rocketry, Robotics
  • July 29 – Chef Camp

County Camp is an overnight camp hosted at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood for youth ages 8 to 14. Wise County 4-H will attend camp July 8-10, and the cost for camp is $175 per camper. County Camp is a co-educational, residential camp featuring traditional camp experiences such as kayaking, shooting sports, challenge course, environmental education, arts and crafts, dancing, swimming and lots more. Upon arrival, participants are assigned to “activity groups” based on their age. For more information, visit http://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/services/youth-camps-and-retreats/county-camp/. Registration is due Friday, June 14.

Prime-Time is designed especially for youth ages 9 to 13 with opportunities to meet new friends, develop new skills and learn how to work with others.

  • Session 1 – July 21-24, completed grades 5-8
  • Session 2 – July 24-27, completed grades 2-5

The early registration fee for youth participants is $225 for the three-night, four-day event. This cost covers all meals, lodging, refreshments, health care services, facility and programming fees. For more information, visit http://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/files/2013/01/Prime-Time-one-page.pdf.

For more information on the overnight camps, refer to the Texas 4-H Center website and the Texas 4-H website. As always, you can contact the Extension office at 940-627-3341 if you have questions about getting youth involved in 4-H.

Chrissy Karrer is a Wise County Extension agent.

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