4-H fun was had by all! Youth from Gulf,
This year’s theme, “Welcome to Our Jungle,” provided a great opportunity for learning about the animal and plant life of the jungle. While at camp the youth participated in opportunities to expand their leadership skills, make new friends, and learn community living skills and other basic life skills, while away from the comforts of home.
However, 4-H camp is not just about nature. Science and technology, sports and leisure, teambuilding and healthy lifestyles are all part of today’s camping phenomenon. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) workshops were a major focus during the camp day. These included activities in robotics, marine science, geocaching/GPS, and environmental science.
Recreation was a big part of camp, too! Kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, volleyball, archery, marksmanship, dance, scavenger hunts, and team building games are just a few of our recreational activities. Creativity was emphasized through camp songs, skits, and crafts.
The youth also enjoyed a field trip with a day of swimming, snorkeling, and playing in the sand at
After a busy, enthusiastic and fun-filled week at 4-H camp, the youth arrived back home on Friday with lots of fun-filled memories and unique experiences to share with their friends and family.
4-H is a youth development program for youth ages 5-18, managed through the local UF/IFAS extension office that is assisted greatly by adult volunteers. If you are interested in participating as an adult volunteer or involving your child in the county 4-H program, please contact Erik Lovestrand at the Franklin County Extension Office, 653-9337.
Find out more about what UF/IFAS Extension offers by visiting gulf.ifas.ufl.edu and franklin.ifas.ufl.edu. 4-H is more than you ever imagined! Come join the fun!
Melanie Taylor is the extension agent for 4-H/Family & Consumer Sciences, in
Who took part
Serving as counselors were counselors were Jaylynn Lyston, Ursula Countryman, and Kendall Myers.
Counselor in Training was Rory Countryman, and campers were Mark Willis, Rebecca Willis, Alyssa Robinson, Arryonna Cargill, Adrian Pruett, Camille Williams, Trenady Queen, Brandon Taranto, Bailey Herrington and Katie Newman