Daniel Sarver, Extension Specialist
Much of the following information was sent previously via email to the Regional Offic- es and previous e-newsletters (Tennessee 4-H Ideas).
Junior 4-H Camp – In 2017, 4-Hers will “Follow the Trail.” This is the theme for Tennessee 4-H Junior Camp. Resources to help counties prepare for camp will be posted at 4-H Youth Development website. Camping groups should select and train teen and adult leaders, as well as work with the 4-H centers in formulating camp agendas and selecting educational activities. The base camp fee is $281.
4-H Jr. High Adventure Camp – Development of camp agendas and themes and selection of educational activities have been occurring through the regions in cooperation with the 4-H centers. In addition, regional camping groups should select and train teen and adult leaders. Regional planning committees should check with 4-H centers for the base camp fee. Counties should make Jr. High Adventure Camp a priority this year as a way to “keep the flame alive,” and grow your county 4-H program. 4-H Jr. High Adventure Camps, in recent years, have been extremely creative and fun, thanks to our Regional Planning Committees! Don’t let your Jr. High 4-H members miss out on this wonderful experience.
4-H Target Smart Shooting Sports Camp (W.P. Ridley 4-H Center, July 4-7) – This is a statewide shooting sports camp for grades 5-9. Participants select one in- depth focus on hunting, archery, muzzleloader, rifle, or shotgun. Participants should have received some prior training before registering for this camp. Disciplines are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee is $275 ($290 with a credit card). Coun- ties are expected to make sure that their campers are adequately super- vised by bringing an agent or adult leader with them or make arrangements with another county. Check with your regional office on conference assistant (CA) applications (due in the state 4-H office by May 15). CA applications can be downloaded and/or printed by clicking on the “Application for Leadership Roles at Camps/Conferences” link on the 4-H website. Counties should register their participants through SUPER. Deadline to register in SUPER is May 15.
4-H Electric Camp (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, June 27-30) – Electric Camp is a fun-filled, rewarding adventure in electricity held at the University of Tennessee, Knox- ville. The camp features learning centers staffed by electric utility professionals. Each learning center will use hands-on activities that allow the 4-H members to learn by do- ing. Electric camp is for youth enrolled in 4-H who are in grades 6-7 as of January 1 of the current calendar year. 7th graders may return to participate this year. Members do not have to be enrolled in the electric project to attend the camp, but they should have an interest in this area. The cost is $275 ($290 with a credit card). Check with your regional office on conference assistant (CA) applications (due in the state 4-H office by May 1). For more information, visit the Electric Camp Web site. Counties should register their participants through SUPER. Deadline to register in SUPER is May 1.