4-H offering summer camps


Published: Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:56 a.m.
The Alachua County 4-H is offering educational, hands-on day camps this summer in a variety of project areas.
Children attending the morning and afternoon day camps will have lunch between noon and 1 p.m. with supervised outside play time.
To request a registration form, call Lorraine S. Williams, Alachua County 4-H Program coordinator, at (352) 955-2402 or LGSmith@ifas.ufl.edu.
For persons requiring special accommodations to 4-H activities, call Bill Heltemes at (352) 955-2402 or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406. Please call at least five working days before the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.
Upon request, for persons with print-related disabilities, this information is available in alternate formats.
4-H is for youth ages 5-18. Membership is open to all youth regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, handicap or geographic location within Alachua County. The camps are: Junior Master Gardeners: June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-noon; ages 5-7 as of Sept. 1, 2005; cost: $20; register by June 12. Using literature as a springboard, children will learn about plant parts, propagation, insects, what plants need to grow, and much more.
Discovering 4-H: June 19-23, 1-4:30 p.m.; ages 5-7 as of Sept. 1, 2005; cost: $20; register by June 12. Various hands-on activities, indoor and outdoor, will introduce children to the many projects available in 4-H.
Junior Master Gardeners: June 26-30, 1-4:30 p.m.; ages 8-10 as of Sept. 1, 2005; cost: $20; register by June 19. Participants will expand their knowledge of plants and ecology through hands-on learning activities.
City Slickers Adventures: June 20- 22, 9 a.m.-noon; ages 10 and older as of Sept. 1, 2005; cost: $5; register by June 13. Horses, cows and more. Experience Alachua County's rural side up close and personal with guides Gary Brinen and Cindy Sanders.
Crafty Girls Sleepover: July 7, 6:30 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8; ages 8 and older; female adults welcome, too; cost: TBA, but under $30 (pay at sleepover); register by July 1. Girls get together for games, crafts, food and fun. Dinner, snack and breakfast will be prepared by the girls. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes, and personal items.
Where Does Your Water Come From?: July 11-13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; ages 11-13 as of Sept. 1, 2005; cost: $10; register by July 3. Florida has plenty of clean water, right? Find out for yourself - and take action to tell others what you find out. Visit sink holes, evaluate creek water, mark storm drains, and more.
Fashion Revue Summer Workshop I: July 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon; ages: 8 and older; cost: $3; register by July 24. Come and learn about the 4-H Fashion Revue Contests. The two Fashion Revue contests are "Clothing Selection" for the non-sewer and "Clothing Construction" for the sewer. Topics will include the following:
  • How to make the most with your body type.
  • What colors look best on you.
  • Accessorizing and dressing on a budget.
  • Modesty is beautiful.
  • What the judges look for.
  • Modeling techniques and how to walk a runway.
    Fashion Revue Summer Workshop II: Aug. 1, noon-until finished, Aug. 2-4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; cost: $7. For the sewing participant, the workshop continues with a Tuesday, Aug. 1, afternoon trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts to buy the pattern, material and notions. On Wednesday through Friday, participants will start to sew their new clothing choice.
    Participants will learn the basics, from reading patterns and cutting out their patterns to hemming and sewing on buttons and zippers, as time allows.
    All levels of sewers are encouraged to attend. If you have a sewing machine, please bring it.
    4-H Sportfishing 101: Aug. 9-10, 8:30 a.m.-noon and Aug. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; ages: 10 and older as of Sept. 1, 2005; cost: $15; register by Aug. 1. Day one will focus on fish identification, casting skills, jig making and water resources.
    Day two will be a trip to UF's Aquatic Center for macro invertebrate identification and catch-and-release fishing.
    Day three will consist of an offshore fishing trip to Cedar Key with Albert Fuller, Levy County 4-H leader and boat captain.
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