4-H Electric Camp
June 27 - 30, 2017
"Plugged into the Future"
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!
Who May Attend
4-H Electric camp is a fun-filled,
rewarding adventure in electricity for girls and boys enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades. 4-H
members who attended camp as a 6th grader are eligible to
return as a 7th
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 $275, $290 with a credit card. 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, June 27, 2017
• Registration and Orientation
• Swimming - Cost $5.00
• Opening Assembly
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
• Learning Centers
• Trip and Dinner at Dollywood
Thursday, June 29, 2017
• Learning Centers
• Afternoon assembly
• Pizza Party/Final Program
• Dance and Pool Party
Friday, June 30, 2017
• 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
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
Wiring an Extension Cord - This learning center will teach you some basic wiring techniques that are
used by electricians’ every day. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned
by wiring up an extension cord with USB charging outlets which you can take with you to use in your
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.
Green Energy Generation – Green energy will play an important role in the supply of energy in the
future. When green energy sources are used, the demand for fossil fuels is reduced. This learning
center will teach you how we can harness the energy in wind to generate electricity.
Electricity Party – This learning center will increase your knowledge of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM) principles such as electromagnetism, AC and DC electricity, electricity
generation, electric circuits and other basic sciences through “hands-on” learning activities.
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.
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
Housing & Meals
You will stay in the
air-conditioned comfort of the UT Knoxville dormitories. Most of your
meals will be on campus at a university cafeteria. Your address at
Electric Camp will be:
4-H Electric Camp, "Your Region" Delegation,
State 4-H Office
2621 Morgan Circle, Room 205
Knoxville, TN 37996-4510
What to Bring
• Sheet and blanket or sleeping bag
• Towels and washcloth
• Soap, toothpaste, etc.
• Comfortable shoes
• Raincoat and umbrella
• 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
• Bring swim wear if you wish to swim.
Activity & Event Acceptance Form
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.
Exemplary Conduct is the Standard
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!
• Make it a point to be on time or ahead of time for each session and event.
• Be a good listener. You
will be receiving instructions from some of the top scientists and
researchers in the United States. You can
impress them by your attentiveness.
• Smoking and chewing gum are out of place during the conference.
• Thoughtfulness in writing notes of appreciation to sponsors, leaders, agents and parents will mean much to them.
• Share your experiences with others when you return home. Take notes and be prepared to give an interesting and worthwhile
account of your UT experience.
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 US Cellular.
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