By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Calling all Madison youth; the 4-H of Madison will begin their annual summer camps on June 13. There are six camps this year, ranging from two days to four days long. The themes are art, sewing, boot camp, space camp and Camp Cherry Lake. The Florida 4-H theme for camps this year is Mythology, focusing on legends from multiple cultures.
There will be two art camps from June 13-16; the cost for both is $25. From June 13-14, from 8 a.m.-noon, students can participate in Beginning Art Camp. The description says, “Seeking inspiration and Muses? Want to learn about art from cultures around the world? Learn fun techniques in painting, drawing, sculpting and so much more in our day camp for beginning.”
June 15-16, from 1-5 p.m., will be part two of the art camp, called Advanced Art Camp. The description says, “Are you planning on participating in our art day camp for beginnings? Already have some basic art skills? Then this is the class for you! Advance your art skills, learn new techniques and find your unique style!”
On June 20-22, from 8 a.m.- noon, students can participate in a sewing camp. The description says, “Join us for a crash course in basic sewing techniques or come brush up on your old skills. Participants will tackle machine and hand sewing techniques.” The cost for the camp is $10 and supplies.
On June 27-July 1, 4-H and non 4-H members can experience a classic summer camp by attending Camp Cherry Lake. The description says, “Discover the mythological creatures at Camp Cherry Lake! You’ll learn to build life skills through outdoor adventures at our overnight summer camp!” The cost is $175 for 4-H members and $185 for non 4-H members. Campers who want to participate in Camp Cherry Lake must make a deposit of $75 at the time of registration, and must pay in full by June 17.
July 11-14, from 8 a.m.-noon, campers can train for the Olympics at the 4-H Olympics Boot Camp. The description reads, “Food, fun, and fitness! Come train with us and learn how to run yourself into a healthy 4-H Olympian. Bring home the GREEN from our very own Madison County 4-H Olympics!” The cost is $25 per camper.
Finally, from July 18-21 there will be Space Camp. This camp does not yet have a scheduled time. The description reads, “Join us for this multi-county overnight space adventure! Discover the science behind flight, space engineering, and much more! Deadline to register is July 1st!” The cost for this camp is $60.
Students can participate in as many of the summer camps as they wish. Locations or other information on the camps are available at the Madison County 4-H Extension Office. If you are interested in signing your child up for a summer camp, please call 973-4138.
4-H Begins 2011 Summer Camps
By Kristin Finney