Summer is almost here!
The school year is almost over. Summer is a great time to engage your kids in activities that will help them meet new friends and keep learning. At Broward County 4-H we have several options to keep kids engaged and active this summer. For example, we have Bug Camp and sleep away camps in central Florida.
This summer Broward County 4-H is offering a week long Bug Camp! This camp is for youth ages 7-10 and costs $100 for the week. Sessions will run from 9:00am-4:00pm. The camp takes place at UF/IFAS Broward County Extension (3245 College Ave) in Davie. We expect to take a couple of field trips within Broward County. For instance, we plan to visit a farm and learn about insects that feed on plants we eat. Campers will visit local scientists who use bugs to fight invasive plants! Broward 4-H staff and trained 4-H teen volunteers will lead these hands-on lessons.
In addition, we will spend part of the day outside exploring the natural world. Then we will go indoors when it gets too hot. This camp will be fun and cover many topics related to bugs, including biology, identification, and collection. Finally, we will use games and art to help these concepts become more hands-on. We are accepting a limited number of campers! Therefore, email email@example.com for information on how to register.
Florida 4-H Sleep Away Camp
Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid, Florida offers Gator Adventures Week for youth ages 8-13. Trained Florida 4-H staff run this camp. Youth ages 14-18 can apply to be Camp Counselors for the week. Kids will enjoy canoeing, swimming, campfires and a dance at the end of the week! In addition, campers focus on teambuilding skills and healthy living. Meanwhile, campers form lifelong friendships. Camp costs $300 for the week of July 22-26, 2019. Finally, click HERE to register.
Finally, youth ages 14-18 are welcome to spend the week at University of Florida in Gainesville. Teens will develop life skills and become engaged citizens. Plus, its a lot of fun! Workshops are held on topics ranging from veterinary science to beekeeping to clogging! In addition, participants will be engaged in a service learning project assembling emergency preparedness kits. Finally, 4-H’ers from around the state participate in a Talent competition. This event costs $275. Registration information can be found here.