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4-H Electric Camp
July 7-10, 2015
"Save Today 4 Power Tomorrow"

4-H Electric Camp is a fun-filled, rewarding adventure in electricity at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. At camp, you will learn what electricity is and how it works. You will work with electrical specialists from across the state in learning centers. Each learning center will consist of hands-on activities so that you can learn by doing. You will also have the chance to meet other 4-H'ers from across Tennessee and explore careers in energy, electricity and basic sciences. Each camper will receive a certificate, a T-shirt and items that you have made at camp. It's really an electrifying experience!

Print the 4-H Electric Camp info sheet.

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4-H Electric Camp is for any 4-H member enrolled in the 6th or 7th grades as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Registration information is available from your county UT Extension office. The delegate registration form can also be found on the Tennessee 4-H forms and materials page.


The cost to attend 4-H Electric Camp is $245. This fee includes housing, meals, admission to Dollywood and recreational activities. Return your check with your delegate registration card to your county UT Extension office.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Registration and Orientation
Swimming - Cost $5.00
Opening Assembly

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Learning Centers
Trip and Dinner at Dollywood

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Learning Centers
Afternoon assembly
Pizza Party/Final Program
Dance and Pool Party

Friday, July 10, 2015
Depart for Home


The professionals who will be conducting the program are experienced specialists in the fields of electricity and energy. They come from across that state and volunteer their time because of their expertise and love of working with young people.


At 4-H Electric Camp, you will explore the world of energy, electricity and the basic sciences in fun-filled, "hands-on" learning centers. This year's learning centers feature:

Trouble Light – This learning center will teach you some of the basic wiring techniques that are used by electricians every day. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned by wiring up a trouble light which you can take with you to use in your home.

Home Energy Conservation – We use electricity to light our home, cook our food, play music, and operate televisions. But as we use more electricity in our homes, our electric bills rise. In this activity, you will learn how conserving electricity in your home not only helps to lower your electric bill, but also helps to conserve our environment.

What is STEM – This learning center will increase your knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) principles such as electricity, energy conservation, alternative energy sources, electronics, computer applications, robotics, electrical safety, engineering, and other basic sciences through “hands-on” learning activities.

Electric Vehicles – Campers will learn about batteries, DC current, and how DC current is used to propel electric vehicles. You will also demonstrate your driving skills by maneuvering an electric golf cart through an obstacle course.

Solar Energy – Renewable energy resources reduce the use of fossil fuels and negative impacts on our environment. In this activity, you will learn about how you can use the sun to power things that you use every day. Join us as you discover all about solar energy.

Electrical Safety – Electric power does a tremendous amount of work for us; but, because it is such a powerful force, we must be careful around it. This learning center will teach you how to play it safe around high voltage power lines.


You will live in the air-conditioned comfort of the UT dormitories. Most of your meals will be on campus at a university cafeteria. Your address at Electric Camp will be:

"Your Name"
4-H Electric Camp, "Your Region" Delegation
State 4-H Office
2621 Morgan Circle, Room 205
Knoxville, TN 37996-4510


Sheet and blanket or sleeping bag
Towels and washcloth
Soap, toothpaste, etc.
Comfortable shoes
Sweater or light jacket
Appropriate clothing (sports clothes in good taste will be appropriate for most of the conference. No cut offs, tank tops or short shorts, please!)
Bring swim wear if you wish to swim.


Before coming to 4-H Electric Camp, you and your parents or guardians must sign the 4-H Activity and Event Acceptance Form (available from your county Extension office or the Tennessee 4-H forms and materials page). Be sure it is complete and accurate. Services of doctors will be available in Knoxville. Precautions to safeguard campers will be taken, but UT Extension cannot be responsible for accidents. Also remember when you sign this form, you are agreeing to follow all rules set up for the event.


As an Electric Camp delegate, you should be the best representative of 4-H as possible. Be an example of a model 4-H'er!

1. Make it a point to be on time or ahead of time for each session and event.
2. Be a good listener. You will be receiving instructions from some of the top electrical and energy specialists in the state. You can impress them by your attentiveness.
3. Smoking and chewing gum are out of place during the conference.
4. Thoughtfulness in writing notes of appreciation to sponsors, leaders, agents and parents will mean much to them.
5. Share your experiences with others when you return home. Take notes and be prepared to give an interesting and worthwhile account of your 4-H Electric Camp experiences.


The event is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Extension; the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and its statewide members; municipal power systems from across the state; TVA, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Office of Energy Programs.


Got a problem??? Have questions??? Any suggestions???
You can send E-mail to dsarver@utk.edu


| Who May Attend | Cost | Program Highlights | Program Staff | Learning Centers |
| Housing and Meals | | What to Bring | Health Care | Be a Good Delegate | Sponsor |
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