Media Release

4-H Summer Camps (Day Camps and Extended Stay)

Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:20 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce the following Youth Camps (this includes both extended stay, and day camps).

Day Camps

These day camps (with the exception of Shooting Sports) are held at the Alachua County Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville). Space is limited so make your reservations now.

Jewelry Workshop – July 5, 9 a.m. to 4: p.m. for ages 8 – 18. Cost is $15.00.
Learn how to make custom necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  Lunch will be provided.

Knitting – August 11 - 13, 9 a.m. till noon, for ages 8 – 18. Cost $30.00.
Learn to use "knifty knitter" looms to create a scarf or hat. Basic crochet will also be taught for those interested in expanding their needle crafting skills. Snacks will be provided.

Shooting Sports – August 9 – 13 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on August 9), for ages 10 – 18. Cost $90.00.
Learn proper gun safety, handling, and skeet shooting in a supervised environment. Beginners welcome. Shotguns provided. Will be conducted at Gator Skeet and Trap (5202 NE 46th Avenue, Gainesville).  Snacks will be provided.

Summer Camp (extended stay)

4-H Camp will be held from July 19-23, 2010 at Camp Cherry Lake, Madison, Florida. Campers age 8 (as of Sept. 1, 2009) to 12 are invited to attend (do not have to be 4-H members). Daily activities include swimming, canoeing, games, nature study, recreation and fishing. Evening activities include cabin skits, crafts, leisure sports, dancing, cabin competitions and camp fires. Campers will live in rustic cabins divided into boys and girls sections overlooking beautiful Cherry Lake.

Camp will be supervised by Alachua, Bradford, and Duval County 4-H faculty and UF/IFAS 4-H camp staff. Cost to attend is $180.00, price includes transportation, meals, snacks and a souvenir t-shirt.

For all camps (day and extended stay), payment must accompany registration.

For more information, or receive a registration form Contact Matt Benge, 4-H Youth Development Agent at 352-955-2402 or

 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).