4-H Electric Camp

2022 4-H Electric Camp

31 Wonderful Years of STEM Education

4-H Electric Camp is a fun-filled, rewarding adventure in electricity. You will explore the world of energy, electricity, energy conservation, electrical safety, and other basic sciences in fun-filled, “hands-on” learning activities.

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. It’s an electrifying experience!  

Arrival to UT-Knoxville: Monday, June 27, 2022

Depart UT-Knoxville: Thursday, June 30, 2022

2022 4-H Electric Camp is open to any 4-H member enrolled in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades as of January 1, 2022.

4-H members who attended camp as 6th or 7th graders are eligible to return and participate as 8th graders.

The cost of the 4-H Electric Camp is $300.00 per participant. The fee includes bus, lodging, meals, Dollywood, activities, and take-home items. Registration and fees will be taken through the participants’ 4-H office.

Learning Centers
Learning Centers
Depart for Home
Trip to Dollywood
Dinner at Dollywood
Pizza Party
NightOpening Assembly
Living Groups
Living GroupsClosing Program
Swim Party

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:

  • Station 1Wiring an Extension CordThis 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 capabilities which you can take with you to use in your home.
  • Station 2 – Biomimetic Robot – Students will learn about the engineering design process, biomimetics, and robotics while building a biomimetic robot (a robot inspired by nature).  
  • Station 3 – Robotics – Robots were once only seen in science fiction movies; however, today robots are used to do many tasks. In this learning center, you will see the latest robot technology and then try your hand at programming a robot to perform a specific task.
  • Station 4Home 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.
  • Station 5Electric Vehicles – Many car manufacturing companies today are producing electric vehicles (EVs). Some EVs have a battery instead of a gasoline tank, and an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine to power the vehicle. Others use a combination of gasoline and an electric motor to power the vehicle. In this learning center, you will learn about the latest technology in electric vehicles.
  • Station 6Electrical 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.

  • Appropriate Clothing (no cut-offs, tank tops, excessively short shorts, clothing that reveals undergarments, etc.)
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Raincoat/Umbrella
  • Swimwear (appropriate cut and fit) and Swim Towel
  • Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, etc.
  • Towel and Washcloth
  • Small Bag or Backpack to carry things around campus and Dollywood

Do Not Bring

  • Mobile electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.)
  • Any form of weapons (knives, firearms, etc.)
  • Any item that is not permitted on school grounds

Campers will be covered with a limited amount of sickness and accident insurance from the time they leave home until they return. Services of doctors will be available in Knoxville. In case of emergencies, we will follow the policy and information on Form 600A. Be sure it is complete and accurate. Precautions to safeguard campers will be taken but UT Extension cannot be responsible for accidents.

There will be staff on-site trained in First Aid and CPR; the team will handle more severe incidents on a case-by-case basis through emergency management systems.

Your County 4-H Extension agent will provide you with information as to the arrangements made for the transportation of you and others from your region to 4-H Electric Camp.

Transportation to the camp is furnished by sponsors of the camp by charter bus for most regions. **In the past, buses do not run from the Eastern side of the state – parents/guardians will need to get their camper to campus in Knoxville.

4-H Electric Camp has leadership opportunities for Adults (Agents included) and Teen Leaders. If you are chosen to volunteer, you will be asked to attend an orientation prior to camp. Details will be shared with those who are selected for the Zoom meeting.

The links to apply to be an adult and teen leader are below:

Apply to be a Teen Leader:
2022 TEEN Leader Application Link

Apply to be an Adult Leader:
2022 ADULT Leader Application Link

Got a problem? Have questions? Any suggestions?
You can send an email to Dr. Daniel Collins.

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; and TVA.

Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association

Appalachian E.C.
Caney Fork E.C.
Chickasaw E.C.
Cumberland E.C.
Duck River E.C.
Fayetteville Public Utilities
Forked Deer E.C.
Fort Loudon E.C.
Gibson E.M.C.
Holston E.C.
Meriwether Lewis E.C.
Mountain E.C.
Pickwick E.C.
Plateau E.C.
Powell Valley E.C.
Sequachee Valley E.C.
Southwest Tennessee E.M.C.
Tennessee Valley E.C.
The Middle Tennessee E.M.C.
Tri-County E.M.C.
Tri-State E.M.C.
Upper Cumberland E.M.C.
Volunteer E.C.

Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association

Bolivar Energy Authority
Chattanooga EPB
Cleveland Utilities
Columbia Power and Water
Cookevile Department of Electricity
Covington Electric System
Dickson Electric System
Gallatin Department of Electricity
Greeneville Light and Power
Jackson Energy Authority
Johnson City Power Board
LaFollette Utilities
Lawrenceburg Utility System
Morristown Utility Commission
Mount Pleasant Power System
Murfreesboro Electric Department
Newport Utilities
Pulaski Electric System
Rockwood Electric
Springfield Electric Department

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