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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Day Camps scheduled

Posted 3/18/2015

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 9-11; the second day camp, open to youth ages 10-14, is scheduled from July 7-9. 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, Las Vegas, Nev. Cost of the day camp is $75 per person per session and includes snacks and activities. Sibling registration is $50 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.

The 4-H overnight summer camp at Lake Tahoe is being held from July 26-31 and is open to ages 9-15 and no 4-H experience is necessary. For more information on either camp, please email or call Karen Best at 702-257-5538.

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