Are you looking for some things to do this summer? 4-H has so much more to offer outside of its traditional programs.
This summer Tanana District 4-H is hosting two camps. What a great way for kids to spend a few days. You don’t have to be a 4-H member to attend one of these camps either.
Our first camp is for youth who have just completed grades 3-8. Our Junior Jamboree “Time Warp” overnight camp is held out at Twin Bears June 27-30. We will be doing educational classes, hiking, canoeing, playing games and, of course, having campfires with songs, skits and smores. We can only take 40 youth and the cost is $95-$105, depending on 4-H membership. Our camp is run with volunteers, which helps to keep the cost affordable. We have a retired DEC inspector for our cook, a camp EMT, other adult volunteers who help, and teen counselors.
Cloverbud Camp is for youth who have just completed grades K-2. The camp meets half days July 18-20 at the UAF Georgeson Botanical Garden. We partner with the garden and the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District to host this great camp. We have educational activities, crafts and games, and we tour the gardens. The kids love the children’s garden area, pond exploration and our bobble head crafts. We can only take 25 campers and the cost is $35-$40, depending again on membership. We have great counselors and adult staff.
For more information on these camps, you can contact Marla Lowder at 474-2427 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ronda Boswell at 474-2420 or email@example.com. All adults involved with both camps are current 4-H volunteers with background checks completed.
Another great opportunity for foster parents, adoptive parents or grandparents as caregivers is that 4-H has partnered with Alaska Center for Resource Families to host a Family-Foster-Pa-Loo-Zah. These events are held on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. and the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. There are workshops and fun for parents and kids. There is no cost but you must RSVP to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Candi at email@example.com. Snacks are provided. You can also contact Candi or Rachel to find out more information.
4-H is a youth organization for youth K-12 that helps youth learn about certain items of interest to them, but also teaches them life skills. 4-H has a club structure with leaders who are adult volunteers with current background checks. To learn more about the local program, contact Marla Lowder, Tanana District 4-H agent, at 474-2427. You can also check out our web page at www.alaska4h.org/fairbankstanana-district.html. 4-H is a part of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.