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Spring Break Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 4-H Day Camp

Posted 2/26/2010

PRIOR 4-H EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED!

Registration is underway for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) spring break Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 4-H day camp from March 29-31. The day camp, open to youth in grades 2-4, will include activities in basic sciences, nutrition, alternative energy, GPS/GIS, digital camera, robotics and rocketry.

Youth participants will get to build and race a robot and build and launch straw and paper rockets. Other activities include building an alternator and hands-on experiments with alternative energy.

4-H is an organization that primarily focuses on youth development. Youth involved in 4-H learn leadership, citizenship, technical skills and life skills through active participation in events, projects and community service. 4-H is looking for volunteer teen counselors, ages 15-19, and adult volunteer chaperones.

UNCE Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road (at I-215 and Windmill Lane) Cost of the day camp is $125 and includes daily lunch and activities. Sibling registration is $75. Please note that previous 4-H experience is not required.

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. 4-H participants are all youth, ages 5 to 19, taking part in programs.

4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in the United States with over 7 million members. There are over 49,000 young people engaged in 4-H programs across the state of Nevada. The 4-H program promotes life skills development through an expanding number of delivery modes: 4-H community and project clubs, military and 4-H afterschool programs; special interest groups; school enrichment; faith-based; camping and more.

For more information on 4-H or the day camp, please contact Mary Regan at 702-257-5524 or e-mail reganm@unce.unr.edu .

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University of Nevada-and other land-grant universities-to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu .

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