NEWBERRY — Even though summer is a few months away, Newberry County youths have an upcoming opportunity to participate in camp with 4-H.
“4-H is about a lot more than our clubs and our projects, we are trying to raise responsible, productive kids, because they are the next responsible, productive adults,” said Alana West, Newberry County 4-H Extension Agent. “We do a lot of team working, networking type things. We have always had junior team weekend and senior team weekend, networking type events.”
The 4-H junior and senior weekends are three days and two nights. Youths must be 4-H members to attend and they can become a member of 4-H to go.
The Junior Weekend will be held Feb. 10 through Feb. 12 at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. The cost is $100 and is for grades four through eight. Activities will include archery, outdoor cooking, blacksmithing, hay rides, Native American crafts, nature classes and more.
“This year the theme is the Wild West, kicking the dust off 4-H in the Wild, Wild West,” West said.
Register for this camp by visiting www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/project_areas/event_page.html. The deadline was Jan. 25, but applications can still be submitted for a $15 late fee.
The Senior Teen Weekend will be held March 3 through March 5 also at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton. The cost is $100 and is for high school students in grades nine through 12. The theme is the power within you. Activities will include a dance, tie dying, ozobots, an escape room, superhero 4K run and Operation Gratitude. There will be service projects as well.
Register by Feb. 15 to avoid a late fee of $15 by visiting www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/project_areas/event_page.html.
“This is a great way for 4-H members to network, to get to know other 4-H members across the state. It is a lot of team building,” West said
Contact West at 803-276-1091, ext. 111, for more information.
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