Sign up for summer camp

By Chrissy Karrer | Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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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 members to attend close to Wise County.


County Camp will be held July 7-9 at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood. It’s open to kids who have completed second through 11th grades. County Camp gives youth the full camp experience with activities, swimming, dances, games and leadership. The cost per camper is $180. Online registration allows payment of a $25 non-refundable deposit through June 14, and balances are due June 23. Registrations June 15-23 require full payment. Register at, “Youth Camps and Programs Register Now.”


Horizons is a five-day, four-night camp June 29-July 3 that focuses on project enhancement, career exploration and personal/professional development at the 4-H Center in Brownwood. Participants (4-H youth that have completed fourth through eighth grades) choose their area of focus in which they will receive approximately 16 hours of instruction and introduction to careers in the field.

Each workshop is limited to 20 youth and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Evening activities are geared toward professional development and workforce preparation and of course, camp recreation and games. Dances are held nightly. Project-focused workshops include: taxidermy, sport fishing, Share-the-Fun (theatre/music), photography, food challenge and fashion.

The informational flyer can be found at the Texas 4-H Center website under “Summer Camp Opportunities.”


Leader Lab will be held in Brownwood at the Texas 4-H Center June 16-18. All 4-H members age 13 older, as of Aug. 31, 2013, are invited to attend a camp full of leadership experiences, team challenges and dances. This is an excellent leadership camp for youth that are interested in the 4-H program. The cost per 4-H member is $175.


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 20-23, for youth having completed fifth through eighth grades
  • Session 2 – July 23-26, for youth having completed second through fifth grades

The early registration fee for youth participants is $230 for the three-night, four-day event. This cost covers all meals, lodging, refreshments, health care services, facility and programming fees.

The informational flyer can be found at the Texas 4-H Center website under “Summer Camp Opportunities.”

For more information on the individual camps, refer to the websites for the Texas 4-H Center and Texas 4-H. As always, you can call the Extension office at 940-627-3341 if you have any questions on getting youth involved in 4-H.

Chrissy Karrer is a Wise County Extension agent.

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