Media Release

4-H Youth Day Camps

Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce the schedule for 2010 4-H Youth Day Camps. All of these programs (with the exception of Shooting Sports) are held at the Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville). Space is limited so make your reservation now.

Day Camps include:

  • Cards, Photo Albums & More – June 29 - July 1, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 10 – 18, cost $5.00

    Learn to design and make cards, stationary, etc for all occasions. Participants will create cards using stamping, painting and other techniques. Learn to use fabric to create albums and memo books. Snacks will be provided.
  • Nutrition/Cooking – July 6 - 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 8 – 12, cost $5.00

    Prepare great tasting meals and snacks from around the world. Campers will also be given a tour of a local grocery store. They will learn to locate the ingredients they need for their recipes, as well as how to shop and save. Snacks provided.
  • Crafty Kids – July 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 5 – 18, cost $20.00

    Participants will have the chance to make more than 20 crafts from recycled projects to items made from duct tape, jewelry, food crafts, patriotic crafts and more. Lunch provided.
  • Butterfly – July 12 - 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 6 -8, cost $25.00

    Project Butterfly Wings - Participants explore butterflies and their habitats and learn to master the skill of butterfly identification. Snacks will be provided.
  • City Slickers – July 26 - 28, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 10 – 15, cost $10.00

    This tour will give youth an opportunity to see Alachua County Agriculture. Youth will tour beef cattle operations, horse farms, nurseries & greenhouses, vegetable farms, packing sheds and more. Snacks will be provided.
  • Natural Resources – August 4 - 6, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 6) for ages 8 – 14, cost $20.00

    Explore the world of Natural Resources in Alachua County.  There will be visits to Austin Cary National Forest and UF Fisheries. Snacks will be provided.
  • Shooting Sports – August 9 – 13, time and cost to be determined. For ages 10 – 18, at Gator Skeet and Trap (5202 NE 46th Avenue, Gainesville)

    Learn proper gun safety, handling, and skeet shooting in a supervised environment. Beginners welcome. Shotguns provided.

Payment must accompany registration. Contact Matt Benge, 4-H Youth Development Agent at 352-955-2402 or to receive a registration form.

 For persons requiring special accommodations to 4-H activities contact Matt Benge at (352)955-2402 or TDD/TYY (352)955-2406.  Please call at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.  Upon request, for persons with print-related disabilities, this newsletter is available in alternate formats. 4-H is for youth ages 5-18.  Membership is open to all youth regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, handicap or geographic location within Alachua County.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).