Wakulla 4-H Program Announces 2022 Summer Camp Dates and Deadlines

Eight Exciting Weeks of Summer Day Camp

Wakulla County 4-H will offer 8 weeks of Summer Day Camp from June 6 to August 4, 2022.  4-H Camps are staffed by qualified, caring adults trained in positive youth development strategies.  Activities are designed to provide enriching experiences that will spark youth interest in further discovery and exploration.  It is our hope that youth who attend summer day camp with 4-H will become year-round 4-H members who participate in the wide array of programs we offer throughout the year.

Would you or your business like to sponsor a camp scholarship?  Contact Wakulla 4-H Agent Dr. Rachel Pienta at 850-926-3931 or r.pienta@ufl.edu.

Each week will run Monday through Thursday.  Program hours will be from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Early drop off available starting at 7:00 AM. Early drop off registration required. Late pick up available daily from 4:30 PM. Supervised play is available from 7:00 Am to 8:30 AM and from 4:30 PM to 6:00 Pm daily.  Summer camp will be closed July 4th through 7th.

Each camp week will feature a different theme. Some activities offered will be limited due to age restrictions. Age appropriate alternatives are provided. Lunch and snacks will be provided daily. Each camper is required to bring a clean refillable water bottle to use every day.  Water bottle must be labeled with the camper’s name.

While each camp week has a theme, campers can expect to experience a variety of fun activities throughout the day in addition to theme specific activities.  Daily and weekly activities include games, outdoor play, crafts, and more.

Youth ages:   5 to 13 years of age (Youth must have completed Kindergarten as of June 6th, 2022 and be rising 1st to 8th grade).

Camp payments may be submitted in person at 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville between 8 am and 5 pm.  Cash, check, and credit card payments accepted (a service fee is assessed for credit card payments).  If payment arrangements are needed outside regular business hours, please contact Christy Pearson to make an appointment at 850-901-7092 or christinepearson@ufl.edu.  We cannot accept payment by dropbox, mail, or online at this time. 

Youth that are rising 9th grade to rising 12th grade students can apply to volunteer for Bright Futures service hours. Please email Christy for a Bright Futures Volunteer application or pick up a paper copy at the Extension office.   Volunteers receive 4-H shirts, meals, training, and valuable experience in a fun environment.

Scholarship availability, pending available funds, will be announced by May 1, 2022.  If scholarship funds become available, scholarships will be awarded by need-based assessment and income verification will be required.

Note: Camp is a four day week with a Monday to Thursday schedule. 

Week 1:  STEM WEEK

Dates: Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9

Location: Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost: $200.00 per child

Description: STEM WEEK – Activities will be focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Topics will include simple machines, structures, architectural design, and chemistry. There will also be activities related to the Rube Goldberg Machines that will be the theme for the STEM Challenge at the North Florida Fair in November. Great learning experience for all ages.


Dates: Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 16

Location: Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost: $200.00 per child

  • FOOD ALLERGY WARNING: will use meats, spices, fruits, nuts, soy, and milk.
  • Age requirement for grilling: age 10 and older

Description: COOKING WEEK – “Grillin & Chillin”.  Ages 10 and over will learn about outdoor grilling while ages 5-9 will learn how to make cool summertime treats. Grilling activities will focus on safety, equipment, meat selection and cooking techniques. The cool treats activities will focus on healthy food choices in making shakes, ice cream and other snacks. Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Samantha Kennedy will help guide the week of cooking activities. *Please note that meats, spices, nuts, fruits, soy, and milk will be used in these activities. *


Dates: Monday, June 20th – Thursday, June 24th

Location: Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost: $200.00 per child

Description: ANIMAL SCIENCE WEEK – Activities will explore all different types of animals. Campers will learn about the classification of animals, animal habitats, migration, and wildlife ecology. Educational for all ages.


Dates: Monday, June 27th – Thursday, June 30th

Location: Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost: $200.00 per child

Description: DIASTER SAFETY WEEK – Programming will focus on personal safety and being prepared in the event of an emergency. Topics will include fire, weather, boating and water safety. Local EMS and Coast Guard will be on hand for demonstrations throughout the week.


Dates: Monday, July 11th – Thursday, July 14

Location: Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost: $200.00 per child

Description: ARTS & CRAFTS WEEK – A full week of arts and crafts. Activities will range from drawing to paper mache. All artists welcome.


DATES: Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21

Location: Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost: $200.00 per child

  • Age requirement for archery and air rifle: age 8 and older

Description: TARGET SPORTS – Ages 8 and over will be trained in the sports of archery and air rifle. Ages 5-7 will participate in target sport games to improve hand-eye coordination.


Dates: Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28

Cost: $200.00 per child

  • SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER: Will include discussions about animals that serve as a source for food.

Description: AGRICULTURE SCIENCE WEEK – Program will center on where food comes from, livestock, farm to table dining and sustainability of our food resources. Campers will learn about different types of livestock as well as different types of farming.


Dates: Monday, August 1 – Thursday, August 4

Girls and Boys

Age: 5 – 13

Programming hours: 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Early drop off available starting at 7:00AM with completed early drop off request form.) Late pick up available from 4:30PM to 6:00PM.

Location: Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327

Cost: $200.00 per child

  • ALLERGY WARNING: will include exposure to some local plants, nuts, herbs, and honey

Description: PLANTS, BEES AND TREES – Activities will focus on learning about plants, trees, and the importance of bees to our ecosystem. Campers will learn about herbs, vegetables, forestry, and some basic plant identification.

UF/IFAS Extension Specialty Camps

Location: UF/IFAS Extension – Wakulla County, 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville, FL.

Kitchen Creations Camp  (Instructor: Samantha Kennedy)

Learn the basics of being a good cook, from measuring properly to basic knife skills. Create simple and delicious meals for you and your fellow campers. Make new friends and have fun!

June 28-30


Ages 10-12

$100 (cash or check payment only)

Sew Much Fun Camp (Instructor: Samantha Kennedy)

Learn the basics of machine sewing. Create your own handmade items like pillowcases, table runners, and more! Snacks and bottled water included.

July 5-7


Ages 8-12

$75 (cash or check payment only)

2022  Teen Leadership CERT Camp (ages 12 – 18)

Location: Panacea Community Center at 115 Otter Lake Road &

WCSO at 15 Oak Street (Friday only)

Wakulla 4-H Teen Leadership Camp  – Cost $100 per child.

July 11-15, 2022 [This is a five day camp.]

UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension and the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners in partnership with the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to present a one week leadership camp for teens in July 2022.

The Wakulla 4-H Teen Leadership Camp will engage 30 youth ages 12 to 18 in an immersive, experiential camp that will develop their leadership potential while providing insights into potential career and life paths.  During the week, youth will engage in hands on learning – including basic first responder training, cooking, leadership, financial management, and communication skills.  Youth will interact with local and state leaders and engage in real-life problem solving activities.

The week-long program is $100. Lunch, snacks, and course materials are included.  Payments are due June 1 to the Extension Office at 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville, FL.  Cash or checks accepted. (No credit card option available). Registration is required.  Spaces are limited. The camp is partially grant funded and supported by local financial sponsors to offset the camp costs.

A limited number of scholarships are available for this camp. Contact 4-H agent Dr. Rachel Pienta (r.pienta@ufl.edu) for a scholarship application.

2021 Teen Leadership CERT Camp alumni are invited to attend camp at no charge as Mentor Leaders to help coach the 2022 group. Alumni must RSVP to Dr. Rachel Pienta by June 1, 2022.

Youth who participate in the Wakulla 4-H Teen Leadership CERT Camp will be introduced to the Teen CERT program.   After the summer camp week concludes, youth may opt to continue with the Wakulla 4-H Teen Leadership Corps (Wakulla 4-H TLC).   Note: Commitment to the Wakulla 4-H TLC year is not required to attend camp.  Youth may attend camp as a stand-alone activity.

Files to Download and Print:

2022 4-H day camp information

2022 Summer Day Camp Registration

leadership camp and Teen CERT 2022

leadership camp application 2022

Bright Future Volunteer Application

Additional printed forms are available at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office at 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville, FL, 32327.


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Posted: March 3, 2022

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp
Tags: Day Camp, Summer Camps

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