Rabbits, radishes, and robots… Pinellas County 4-H has summer programs for everyone!

Summertime is quickly approaching, which often means searching for fun, educational things for your children to do while they aren’t in school.  In families with multiple children, finding something for everyone’s varied interests while keeping costs down can be very difficult.  And what about fun activities for the parents to do in summer? After all, it is not only kids that can benefit from fun, educational experiences! 

Why not check out some of Pinellas County 4-H’s summer programs for youth, and even a program for adults!  Camps cost less than $55 for the entire week and the adult volunteer program is completely free.

Food Science Day Camp

Back for it’s second year is our Food Science Day Camp, July 17-21st.
For youth ages 5 to 11, open to all youth.

At this fun and hands-on camp, youth will:

  • Discover the secrets of cooking, as a food scientist
  • Learn about the power of protein chemistry
  • Solve the mysteries of fruits and vegetables
  • Use the kitchen as a laboratory and eat the results!
  • Learn kitchen utensils and food items in SPANISH!
  • Leader is bilingual!

More information and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-food-science-day-camp-2017-tickets-32703127936 

City Cultivators Day Camp

For the first time we will be having a City Cultivators-Urban Agriculture Day Camp, July 10-14th. Open to all youth ages 9-14.
Learn about growing your own food in your backyard and about careers in urban agriculture, including a field trip to the University of Florida Aquaculture lab in Ruskin.

This camp will cover topics such as:

  • Aquaculture
  • Hydroponics
  • Aquaponics
  • Beekeeping
  • Backyard chickens and rabbits
  • Careers in agriculture
  • And many more!

More information and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-cultivators-4-h-day-camp-tickets-32633835681

4-H SPARK Academy

Finally for adults that would like to learn how to be an awesome 4-H Project Leader/volunteer, we have a brand new 4-H SPARK Volunteer Academy.  The First meeting is May 18th, and the remaining dates are May 25, June 1, 8, 15, and 29.

The 4-H SPARK Academy is a 6-week course to train and certify new volunteers to become 4-H project leaders and curriculum facilitators. The class of volunteers will attend trainings on selected dates in May and June for two hours. Participants will learn to facilitate everything from building robots to making your own ice cream!  If you are ever jealous of all of the fun things your child gets to do at camp, be jealous no more… because the SPARK academy will get to be a kid again all while learning how to share your knowledge and passions with other 4-H youth in the community.

For more information and to register, go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-spark-volunteer-academy-first-meeting-tickets-31726151774

If you are interested in registering for any of the camps or have any questions, please contact the 4-H Agent at aslavin@pinellascounty.org or 727.582.2597.  Like us on Facebook for more updates on 4-H in Pinellas County: https://www.facebook.com/Pinellas4H/