4-H Camp, Diving into Summer Fun
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 involved in some fun activities this summer, maybe one of the 4-H Summer Camps is the answer for you. There are several camping options available to youth this summer.
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 13-17, 2022. Sign-ups are currently underway for this camp. The cost to attend the weeklong camp is $330 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 three monthly payments of $110 through May. You can make direct payments by going to https://tiny.utk.edu/pc4hcamp.
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 a full orientation for youth and parents will be held to answer questions regarding what to pack, meal menus, schedules and other important information.
Jr. High 4-H Camp for 4-H’ers in grades 6 – 8 will be held May 30-June 3. Sign-ups are currently being accepted for this camp at the 4-H Office until May 2. The cost for Jr. High Camp is $325 and transportation is on your own. Jr. High 4-H Camp focuses more on leadership skills through participation in group games and team building activities. This year’s theme is “Back and Better Than Ever” and will include classes on water sports, night ziplining, ax throwing, muzzle loading, crafts, campfires, dance, ropes course, and much more!
Electric Camp is open to youth in grades 6 and 7 and is held on the UT Knoxville campus June 27-30. This camp focuses on electricity and energy sources, science and technology. Youth participate in building workshops and learning sessions taught by UT Engineering Department and employees of the Electric Cooperative across Tennessee. The cost is $300 and includes all class materials, transportation, and trip to Dollywood. The deadline to sign up for this camp is May 1.
FCS Behind the Scenes is one our Senior High options for 9th-12th graders. Are you interested in interior design and architecture? If so, then this camp is made for you! This year we will visit Savannah, Georgia with many activities including a hands-on design project, architecture and design tours, a visit to Savannah College of Art and Design, and other fun things such as a ghost tour and a morning at the beach!
We have many camps options for summer fun. To view more info and registration details, go to http://putnam.tennessee.edu/
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, the 4-H Office at 526-4561, or visit our website www.putnam.tennessee.
Brayden Price enjoyed diving into some summer fun at last year’s Jr. 4-H Camp. Swimming is just one of the many activities that our campers enjoy daily at Clyde York 4-H Center.