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4-H Day Camps scheduled

Posted 4/4/2014

Prior 4-H Experience is not required!

It’s time to register for one of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) day camps this summer. The first day camp, open to youth ages 7-11, is scheduled from June 24 to 26; the second day camp, open to youth ages 9-14, is scheduled from July 15 to 17. Both camps will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. and include activities in plant and animal sciences, health and nutrition, computer science, aerospace, and more!

Activities at each camp vary but every participant can expect to have fun doing a variety of hands-on activities such as cooking healthy snacks, viewing and handling some desert animals, launching paper rockets, exploring desert plant life, playing cooperative games and using computer programs. 4-H S.T.E.M. day camps remind youth that learning can be fun! 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.

Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road (at I-215 and Windmill Lane). Cost of the day camp is $60 per person per session and includes snacks and activities. Sibling registration is $45 per person per session. 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 either 4-H or the day camp, please email Karen Best or call 702-257-5538.

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