Time For 4-H Camp

It’s 4-H Camp Time in Tennessee!

By: Melissa Henry, 4-H Extension Agent


Canoeing on the lake, laughing on the water slide, campfire and s’mores; these are just some of the great times had by kids attending 4-H Camp. If you’re looking for a way to get the kids out of the house this summer, maybe 4-H Camp is the answer for you. Putnam County 4-H members attend camp at the Clyde York 4-H Center located in Crossville, TN. The camp offers many different educational and fun activities for your children. Facilities include Olympic sized swimming pool complete with diving boards and a water slide, air conditioned cabins, dining hall and recreation hall, and first aid center staffed with a full time nurse.

Activity centers located at the camp include wildlife, rifle range, archery range, crafts, tie-dye, wood working and canoeing at the lake. 4-H members also participate in group leadership activities and project sessions relating to the summer camp theme. During the camp week, 4-H members are supervised by trained adults, teen leaders and camp staff as well as the Putnam County 4-H Agents.

Junior 4-H Camp for 4-H’ers in grades 4 – 6 will be held June 20-24, 2016. Sign-ups for this camp begin on Thursday, February 18.  Space is limited to the first 65 campers for Junior 4-H Camp.  The cost to attend the week long camp is $290 and the price includes transportation to and from camp, lodging and meals. This year we are pleased to offer a payment option, with families making four monthly payments of $72.50 from February until May.

Parents are welcome to attend camp with their children, leader forms and information can be picked up at the 4-H Office. After camp sign-ups are completed in May a full orientation for youth and parents will be held to answer questions regarding what to pack, meal menus, schedules and other important information.

4-H Camps are open to all 4-H members in Putnam County regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability. For more information please call, Putnam County 4-H office at 526-4561 or visit https://extension.tennessee.edu/Putnam/Pages/Junior-Camp.aspx.




Photo captions:

Photo Pool:                  The large swimming pool is one of the favorite attractions at 4-H Camp.

Photo Canoe:               4-H members enjoy learning how to canoe during 4-H Camp.