Summer is coming so it is time for many families to make plans, including summer camps. Summer day camps can be an ideal setting to keeping kids active, engaged, and learning over the summer.
Lake County 4-H is an excellent choice for keeping your children busy through hands-on learning experiences. Below you will find the camps that are offered through the Lake County 4-H program.
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Bug Camp: June 7-10
Insects are the most abundant animals on earth! Not only are these creepy crawlies everywhere, they also provide many necessary benefits to humans. Discover the thrill of holding a bug while learning how insects play a vital role in nature and how they are important to humans.
Through a variety of hands-on activities, youth will learn about entomology careers, how to identify insects, and start their own bug collection.
What’s Cooking? June 20-24
What’s Cooking with Lake County 4-H Day camp is a week-long, hands-on learning opportunity for youth who want to develop and refine their cooking skills. Each day will focus on a different food group and will learn different cooking methods from various recipes.
There will be adult supervision with all equipment. On Friday, participants will cook and plan a meal for their family. This camp will help teach kids to select and prepare healthier food options for themselves and their families.
Plant Camp: June 27-July 1
Plant Camp focuses on connecting youth with nature. Campers will discover a love of gardening and develop an appreciation for the environment through hands-on learning experiences. Kids will be outside, getting their hands dirty learning how to plant, pollinate, harvest, and tend to garden during the first half of the week.
The second half of the camp will focus on local Lake County ecosystems with youth learning about wildlife, environmental awareness, and a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world.
Camp Cloverleaf: July 18-22
When it comes to providing your child with a life-changing experience, there’s nothing quite like 4H summer camp. Camp provides the full benefits of a 4H experience coupled with the fun and wonder of camping in the great outdoors.
This summer, come to one of Florida 4-H’s residential camps for a high-intensity, high-impact 4-H experience! These programs — planned by Extension agents and faculty —provide the educational experiences of group living in the outdoors and include spending at least one night away from home.
The best part about Lake County 4-H day camps is that you do not have to be a 4-H member, these camps are open to youth depending on their age. If you want to register, please contact the Lake County 4-H office to learn how to enroll in a day camp program.
For more information, please contact Dallas Meringolo at firstname.lastname@example.org. UF/IFAS is an equal opportunity institution.