Time now to sign up for 4-H camps

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By Samantha Jeffries, Bullitt County Extension Agent

 Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 14. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility have a lot of fun and make new friends.

Many exciting activities and adventures await campers. 4-H’ers can spend their days participating in activities such as swimming, canoeing, high and low ropes, archery, recreation games, dances and nature hikes. These activities are a fun way to help young people learn new skills and develop a greater appreciation for the environment and wildlife.

Camper safety is a priority at 4-H Camp. All staff and volunteers are trained and undergo background checks prior to camp. Each camp will have an on-site emergency medical technician at all times to take care of campers’ needs.

There are four regional camps, all of which have been accredited since 2005 by the American Camp Association.

4-H’ers from Bullitt County will attend Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp from July 1-5, 2013. We are recruiting campers, teen leaders and adult leaders. Registration forms are due by May 1, 2013, and can be picked up at the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service at 384 Halls Lane Shepherdsville, KY 40165.

Our number is 502-543-2257 and my email is samantha.jeffries@uky.edu. We also have a Facebook page called Bullitt County 4-H. You can find out more information about Bullitt County 4-H also on our web page http://bullitt.ca.uky.edu/

For more information about 4-H Camp, contact the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service or visit the 4-H Camp website at www2.ca.uky.edu/4-h/camp.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.