March 30, 2015 - 8:54am -- Anonymous

This summer Wayne County 4-H will offer two summer camp opportunities – Junior Camp and Teen Camp - open to all youth in Wayne County even if they’re not a current member of 4-H.

Junior Camp – June 29th – July 3rd:

Youth that are in the 3rd grade or higher and ages 8-13 as of January 1st of this year, can attend Junior Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio in Louisville, Ohio.  There are dozens of fun activities to do at Junior Camp including but not limited to: rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, zip lining, climbing the adventure tower, human foosball, 9-square in the air, gaga pit, stream studies, nature exploration, swimming, water games, scuba diving, archery, riflery, mountain boarding, high ropes courses, campfires, line dancing, and much more.

Teen Camp – July 24th – 26th:

Youth that are ages 14-18 as of January 1st of this year are invited to attend Teen Camp at Kelleys Island 4-H Camp.  The island setting of this camp provides a unique opportunity for beach and waterfront activities, games, and swimming in Lake Erie.  Teen Camp at Kelleys Island 4-H Camp will also feature exciting and interactive sessions for teens to explore possible future careers and discuss issues relevant to them such as dating, safe driving, and preparing for college.  Additionally, teens will have the opportunity to explore Kelleys Island and it’s rich geological history as they go on guided hikes through rock quarries, wooded and waterfront trails, and visit the rare glacial grooves.  Camp will also feature a grand campfire on the beach!

Why should youth and teens attend camp?

Summer camps have been credited with being full of transformational experiences for young people as they offer safe environments for youth to become more independent, confident, and engaged citizens.  Camps challenge youth and teens to step out of their ordinary routines and comfort zones and participate in new activities often not available in their own backyards. Additionally, camps offer a respite for busy parents and a chance for youth and teens to come back home from camp refreshed and more appreciative of all that their parents provide for them.  For more information and/or to register a youth or teen for Junior or Teen Camp – please contact me at the Wayne County Extension Office.