2017 4-H summer camp set at Camp Timpoochee & May plant clinic

Do you need something fun and educational for your child to do this summer? The Okaloosa County Extension Office has a suggestion for you – Camp Timpoochee.

Camp Timpoochee, located in Niceville on the Choctawhatchee Bay, is the site for 4-H Camp for Okaloosa County. The 2017 camp for Okaloosa will be June 5-9 for youth ages 8 to 12.

Campers will engage in many opportunities including kayaking, snorkeling, robotics, marine science and campfire activities. Campers also enjoy other activities promoting leadership and teamwork.

Camp Timpoochee offers friendships, life skills, team building skills and a great week of fun and memories that your child won’t forget.

Registration packets and a $50 deposit are due by May 12, 2017. Full payment is due no later than May 26, 2017. There are only 25 spots available and are on a first come basis.

Camp registration packets are available at the Okaloosa County 4-H Extension Office, 3098 Airport Road in Crestview or online at http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu.

The cost this year for camp is $200 for all campers that are 4-H members and $225 for non-members. This fee includes meals for 5 days, lodging, a t-shirt, snack every day and all camp activities for the week. Military family scholarships are available.

4-H is the official youth development organization of the University of Florida IFAS Extension Program as well as each land grant university across the United States.

For more information about the 4-H program, contact Veronica Graham, 4-H Youth Development Program Assistant, at graham.v@ufl.edu or by calling (850) 689-5850.

Plant Clinic

The May plant clinic will be held Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd.

Bring a fresh sample of the weed, plant, insect, etc., that you’d like diagnosed to the clinic. This may include a plant stem with several leaves, a 4-inch square of grass with roots attached, etc. You also may bring a sample of soil for pH testing.

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Okaloosa County, May 3, 2017
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