Lakes Appreciation Day Camp 2022

Join Polk County 4-H for a family day camp to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month!

Every July is Lakes Appreciation Month, let’s celebrate by learning about our local lakes!

Polk County is home to over 500 named lakes. This July learn how to fish, kayak, and protect our lakes at a day camp offered by Polk 4-H and the City of Winter Haven.

About this event

This educational and fun Lakes Appreciation Day Camp is intended for youth ages 13-18 years old, but all youth 8-18 are welcome.

Topics discussed at the event may be too advanced for youth under 13, but with assistance from a sibling, their parent, or a guardian they may still enjoy the activities.

Participants will rotate through hands-on learning stations featuring kayaking skills, fishing skills, lake health, and watershed protection information.

Register here:

  • WHEN: July 9, 2022
  • WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Lake Silver Drive in Winter Haven, FL
  • COST: $30 per adult and up to three youth
  • WHO: Recommended for youth 13-18 years old but any youth 8-18 are welcome
    • a minimum of one adult must participate for every three youth
    • you do not need to be a 4-H member to participate
Three people kayaking in yellow kayaks across a lake in Winter Haven, Florida.
Image by: Shannon Carnevale, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County


All participants will need to fill out a participation form and sign a waiver in order to participate.

Any youth who attends with an adult who is not their legal parent or guardian will need the participation form and the activity waiver signed by their legal parent or guardian in order to participate.


For more information, Frequently Asked Questions, and details of event, please check out our eventbrite page at: 

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Posted: June 9, 2022

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Recreation
Tags: Lakes, Polk4-H, Shannon Carnevale, Shree Ghosh

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