It’s that time of the year again for Summer Day Camps with Holmes County 4-H! There is a Summer Day Camp for everyone! The Florida 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach and caring adults to help youth (ages 5-18) gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. Holmes County 4-H Summer Day Camps are open to families that 1) live in Holmes, or 2) have a child that attends a school in Holmes County, or 3) parents/guardians work in Holmes County. Camp participants are asked to bring their own lunch for each day of camp. Snacks and drinks will be provided. To participate in any of the Summer Day Camps, children (ages 5-18) need to be enrolled in 4-H Online and registered. Additional instructions can be found on the Holmes County 4-H Facebook page at “UF IFAS Extension Holmes County 4-H”.
The Summer Day Camp schedule kicks off with a two-day Tailgating/Grilling Camp June 1st and June 2nd in Bonifay. Youth (ages 11-18) will learn the science and art of grilling. They will utilize a charcoal grill and cook beef, pork, chicken, and shrimp while creating their own recipes. Some of the participants will go to on to represent Holmes County 4-H in a District Tailgating/Grilling competition on July 30th. There is a $25 registration fee for the Tailgating/Grilling Camp. The camp will be from 8AM-2PM each day and will be held at the Holmes County Library Annex (303 J Harvey Etheridge St.) and First Baptist Bonifay (311 N. Waukesha St.).
Holmes County 4-H is excited to be partnering with “Make It Sew’, the local sewing shop, to host a day of sewing on Monday, June 6th. The Sewing Day Camp will be open to children ages 8-13. They will learn the fundamentals of sewing and get to create and complete their own sewing projects! There is a $20 registration fee for the Sewing Camp. The camp will be held from 8AM-2PM at “Make It Sew” (401 Mclaughlin Ave.) in Bonifay.
If you have a child (ages 5-7) that loves art, bring them to one of the two art camps that specifically designed for them! The first day camp, Crazy Art Day, will be held on Wednesday, June 8th from 8AM-2PM. The registration fee is $15. The camp will be located at the Holmes County Library Annex (303 J Harvey Etheridge St.). There will be another art day camp, Create Art Fun, held at the Ponce De Leon Town Hall (1580 Highway 90, Ponce De Leon) on Tuesday, June 21st. The registration fee is also $15. Create Art Fun will be from 8AM-2PM.
On Friday, June 17th, Holmes County 4-H will be partnering with the Holmes County Library to host a day of STEAM for youth ages 11-18. Some of the activities will include gliders, planes, and drones. The first 12 participants will get to walk away with a glider kit that can upgraded with additional modifications. There is no fee for the STEAM Day Camp. The day camp will be held at the Holmes County Library Annex (303 J Harvey Etheridge St.) from 8AM-2PM.
While Holmes County 4-H is still accepting registrations for the majority of the Summer Day Camps, the registration for the upcoming Outdoor Adventures Camp with daily road trips has closed. The Outdoor Adventures Camp quickly met the maximum number of registrations. The multi-day camp will feature a visit to the Gulf Specimen Lab in Panacea, oyster reef exploration in St. George Island, and shooting sports in Washington County.
Holmes County 4-H is currently developing a Shooting Sports Day Camp to be held in Holmes County before the end of Summer 2022. Additional camps may also be announced. We are encourage to “follow”, “like”, and “share” – UF IFAS Extension Holmes County 4-H for additional updates. If you have questions about enrolling your youth in an upcoming Summer Day Camp in Holmes County, please visit the Holmes County 4-H page on Facebook or call 850-547-1108 to speak to Chris Lauen, the Holmes County 4-H Agent.