By Veronica Graham
Okaloosa County 4-H has been very busy so far this summer and we have many more opportunities available to youth in our community. Do you have an interest in joining 4-H but do not know what to expect? Register for one of our day camps to explore all the areas in which 4-H can make the best better.
Explore 4-H Day Camp – July 19th, 2017
9am to 4pm, Okaloosa County Extension Office
During this day camp, we will experience just few of the over 55 different project areas available to members. We will dive into consumer science, healthy living, green energy, and even a little robotics; all the while focusing on developing youth leadership and communication skills. Any youth ages 8-12 years old are welcome to register for this day camp. The cost $10 per participant and is limited to 25 youth enrolled.
Wild About Deer and Food Plot Day Camp – July 22nd, 2017
8am to 3pm, TBA
This day camp is separated into two main events. The morning will focus on proper deer processing and sausage making skills. Then, we will learn about nutritional needs of wildlife and plants that can meet those needs by visiting a local food plot. It is open to any youth between the ages of 8-18 years and cost $10 to attend. If you would like to participate as a family the price is $25. This event has a limit of 30 participants.
Living On My Own Day Camp – July 25th, 2017
9am to 3pm, Okaloosa County Extension Office
Living On My Own is a budgeting workshop for our older youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. It will guide participants through the world of savings and living on a fixed income. It will teach youth how to balance life with expenses and still have enough funds to enjoy the money they earn. The cost for this event is $10 and it has a limit of 25 participants.
Outdoor Adventures Day Camp – July 27th, 2017
9am to 3:30pm, Okaloosa County Extension Office
This day camp will be a fun and eventful day. We will walk the Okaloosa County Extension Office’s Native Habitat Trail and identify trees and plants. Then we will make animals tracks out of plaster and study specifically how to identify and track animals. We will also have other fun opportunities during the day to explore leaf printing, scat identification, and even dissect owl pellets. This event is open to ages 8-18 years old and costs $15 to participate. There is a limit of 25 participants for this event.
Lunch is included in the price for each day camp. If you are interested in signing up for one of our exciting day camps or just interested in joining 4-H, contact Veronica Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 850-689-5850.
We are also always looking for individuals willing to donate their time to become club leaders or start new 4-H clubs. For more information visit our website at http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/4hy/.
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