Holmes County 4-H – Mastering the Art and Science of Grilling!

Holmes County 4-H recently kicked off 2022 Summer Day Camps with a Tailgating/Grilling Camp! The camp included a special guest and award-winning cook, Mr. Forrest Dilmore, who has competed in hundreds of cooking competitions and received well over a thousand trophies and awards.  Mr. Dilmore is the former President of the Florida Bar-B-Que Association and has even been a participant on a nationally televised cooking show.

Holmes County youth attended the 2-day camp and learned food safety, fire safety, and had opportunities to develop their own recipes for an amazing grilling session.  The purpose of the camp was to promote the use of animal protein in the diet by teaching the art and science of safely preparing beef, pork, poultry, and shrimp in an outdoor setting.  Each youth had their own grill.  Everyone learned how to safely utilize charcoal, prepare the grill, and check the internal temperatures of their animal proteins. 4-H youth learned life skills, including decision making, healthy lifestyle choices, and communication.

Holmes County 4-H will be partnering with other counties within the 4-H District to participate in a District Grilling Competition on July 30th in Chipley, Florida.  Competitors will be scored on a variety of factors including food and fire safety, product quality, visual appeal of the protein, and taste of the protein.

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”.


Posted: June 3, 2022

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp
Tags: 4-H, Charcoal Grilling, Grilling, Tailgating

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