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4-H Camp Timpoochee – Summer Blast! – #4HEverywhere

 

Forty-four Jackson County 4-H youth attended 4-H Camp Timpoochee during the week of June 22-24, along with 4-H youth from Liberty and Calhoun Counties.  Attendees, both returning and new, enjoyed a week of summer fun and educational activities.  The weather was perfect and the youth participated in kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, marine explorations, archery, mad science, creative dramatics, sports, crafts, a talent show, and so much more!  They traveled to Henderson Beach on Thursday for some fun beach activities and then returned to camp for the camp dance which is the culminating activity for the week!

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100% of the youth campers reported that, as a result of attending camp, that they had made new friends during their week at camp, that they feel more confident in making good decisions, they feel more confident in working in groups or teams, they feel more confident in their ability to be independent and take care of themselves, and are now more interested in exploring a career in a STEM related field. 100% of the counselors and counselors-in-training(CIT)  reported that, as a result of attending camp, that they were able to demonstrate their role as a counselor or CIT, that they accepted their responsibilities at 4-H camp, that they were able to explain camp rules and policies and their importance at camp, that they applied skills learned in counselor training at camp, that they were able to solve conflicts if they arose among campers confidently, and they were able to analyze situations to keep campers safe and secure.

 

Many thanks to our awesome volunteers Mrs. Anita Crossley, Mr. Lamar Clark and our 4-H Program Assistant Mrs. Patti Peacock for helping to make this week a success!

The Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Program is proud to participate in this wonderful program and would like to offer the opportunity to attend camp to more youth next year. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring youth, please contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620 or email amgranger@ufl.edu. Your donations are tax deductible as Jackson County 4-H Association is now a recognized 501c (3) organization.

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The Jackson County 4-H program is growing more and more every day.  If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development program, please visit the 4-H Youth Development page at http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/jacksonco/.  You may also contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620 or email amgranger@ufl.edu.

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