Jackson 4-H Buddy Camp – Making History!
The ASK 4-H Jackson County – Always Support Kids Club made history by hosting the first Jackson 4-H Buddy Camp at Camp Timpoochee! This is only the second camp of it’s kind, specifically designed for youth and families affected by Autism and other learning disorders.
Seven Jackson 4-H youth and their parents were joined by three youth and their parents from the ASK 4-H Madison County Club. This opportunity would not have been possible without support from the Chipola Area Autism Resource Center, ASK 4-H Club Leader Ann Marie Shelton, volunteers Syntha Alvarez, Amanda Gillean, and Leslie McLeod, Jackson 4-H Agent Angel Granger, Madison 4-H Agent Becky Rucki, and 4-H Camp Directors Neva Baltzell (4-H Camp Cherry Lake) and Ariel Blanton (4-H Camp Timpoochee).
Youth and their parents were able to experience residential camp during the two-day, one-night camp held June 22nd and 23rd. They participated in the flag lowering and raising ceremonies. Camp staff worked one-on-one with participants in archery, snorkeling, marine biology, fishing, and outdoor skills. The youth enjoyed a movie night, a campfire with s’mores and the traditional “goodbye” ceremony on the last evening of camp.
4-H is open to all youth and we are very excited to have been able to offer this opportunity to our 4-H families. We look forward to offering more activities of this kind.
Visit the ASK 4-H Jackson County – Always Support Kids Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ASK-4-H-Jackson-County-Always-Support-Kids-300561483657693/ or contact Ann Marie Shelton at email@example.com for more information regarding this club.
4-H offers a broad spectrum of projects and activities to serve a variety of interests, skills, and knowledge. 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://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/jackson/4-h/. You may also contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.