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4-H Camp at Potosi Pines registration

Posted 5/22/2008

LAS VEGAS-Potosi Pines Camp will be the site for the 2008 University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H summer camp from August 18-21. Campers between the ages of 8-12 must register by June 1, 2008 or until the camp is full.

This year’s theme, Look to the Sky!, utilizes the 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology (S.E.T) program. During the four days, the campers will participate in activities centering on hiking, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), robotics, geo-cashing, rocketry and much more. The teen leaders group is already hard at work mapping out this year’s activities, including the traditional camp dance at the "Hard Rock Cafe".

Potosi Pines Camp is located just minutes from Las Vegas at 19028 Mount Potosi Road, Las Vegas, NV 89161. Cost of the camp is $220 and includes all meals and activities. Camp scholarships are available based on need. If you would like your child to become a 4-H member and attend camp, please contact Lori Leas at (702) 257-5524 or e-mail , leasl@unce.unr.edu.

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.

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 or call (702) 222-3130.

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