AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H members should start packing their suitcases….4-H Summer Camp is right around the corner. Registration is open now, but will close March 1.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System together with Alabama 4-H host the three-day camp throughout the summer each year beginning in June.
“Summer camp is my favorite time of the year. Campers are always full of energy and eager to try new activities,” said Amy Carbone, 4-H Science School outreach programs administrator. “I look forward to every camp session watching young people push themselves to be the best friend, encourager and camper they can be.”
All campers between the ages of nine and 14 are welcome. Instructors are first aid and CPR certified, lifeguard certified, have passed background checks and have also completed a two-week summer camp training. In addition, Alabama Extension staff and volunteers chaperone each camp session. They have also cleared background checks and completed 4-H overnight chaperone training.
The Alabama 4-H Center has many activity stations, perfect for camp programming. Canoeing, water games, team building activities, a wildlife watch and a sports night are a just a few of the activities this summer.
Each activity is purposefully selected to positively impact and shape camp experience. Group support activities also help campers work together, build relationships and support each other with encouragement.
“4-H Summer Camp teaches youth to love the outdoors and step out of their comfort zones,” Carbone said. “The values of Head, Heart, Hands and Health all work together to create a fun, safe and educational camp experience.”
4-H Summer Camp provides fun opportunities and rewarding experiences that have young people returning year-after-year.
About Alabama 4-H
For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and uses regional Extension agents as well as community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and parents to deliver youth development programs in all 67 counties.
Today, Alabama 4-H engages with more than 178,000 youth. It seeks to empower them with the skills to lead their communities and also grow into future leaders.