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Posted: May 26, 2012 6:53 p.m.

Beat boredom with 4-H activities

Students have been out of school four days - are they bored yet? 4-H has activities for children age nine through high school.

Discount Six Flags and White Water passes are also on sale at the office. Call for details at (770) 784-2010.
The office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., and closed on Memorial Day.

4-H Health Rocks! Day Camp
A high-energy, creative team of youth and adults are ready to spend a week playing games, making crafts, and teaching healthy decision making.

For only $30 each, your child gets a T-shirt and spends five days at the 4-H office and around town learning, exploring and making new friends.

Camp is June 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Youth must bring a lunch each day.

Youth must be age nine through high school to participate.

Cloverleaf Summer Camp at Rock Eagle
Youth who were 9-years-old as of December 31, 2011, up through those who just finished sixth grade may sign up for Cloverleaf Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

The bus pulls out of Covington on Monday, June 25, and returns Friday, June 29.

The four-night, five-day camp includes recreation, canoeing, camp fires, talent show, environmental education, lake ecology and hiking.

All meals, lodging, insurance, transportation, and a camp T-shirt are included in the $300 cash-only registration.

Wilderness Challenge Camp for rising 8th and 9th graders
Those who just finished the seventh or eighth grades can attend Wilderness Challenge camp at Wahsega 4-H Camp on July 9-13.

Ms. Terri is taking a group for a week of outdoor camping, rafting on the Ocoee River, spelunking and sleeping in Raccoon Caverns, and high ropes challenges.

This camp is $325 and includes transportation, lodging, food, and a souvenir.

Junior Camp at the beach
Several rising eighth and night grade Newton County 4-H'ers are headed to the beach for Junior 4-H Camp on June 11-15.

Space is limited, so bring your $300 cash payment today if you would like to try to get one of the last spaces. An optional bus from Covington is available for $50.

Camp activities include beach time, a luau, dances, marsh ecology, a lighthouse tour, a Savannah ghost tour (family friendly), a talent show, a dinner cruise, and lots of new friends.

High school students head to Rock Eagle
Two events are available at Rock Eagle 4-H Center this summer for high school students.

Rising ninth graders through graduating seniors may register for State 4-H Council on June 22-24.

The annual meeting of Georgia 4-H includes the Iron Clover competitions, dances, service projects, and more.
Early bird registration is only $87, so get in the office before the cost goes up on June 12.

Rising tenth graders through graduating seniors may also register for Senior 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle on July 2-6.
Events include a high ropes challenge, college tours, a night swim party, an exclusive Fourth of July party, the variety show, a service carnival, the Rock Eagle pageant, lake recreation, camp fires, and much more.

Cost is only $295, and transportation is not included (36 miles from Covington).

Master 4-H Club Events
Newton County boasts many Master 4-H'ers, who won at the state level as 4-H'ers. It's never too late to get involved with the club.

Master 4-H Day at Rock Eagle is Saturday, June 23. The banquet and annual meeting are only $16 per person.
Master 4-H Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center is July 13-15.

Registration of $90 per adult and $45 for children age 3 to 9 includes lodging, meals, and activities. Deadline to register is June 30.

Members head to Jekyll Island for Master Weekend on August 31 to September 3 for recreation, swimming, friends and more.

Master Weekend registration of $140 for adults and $65 for children age 3 to 9 includes 3 nights lodging, and 6 meals plus a low country boil of crab legs and shrimp.

Master 4-H members can register by making checks payable to the Georgia Master 4-H Club, c/o Ted Jenkins, P.O. Box 4721, Eatonton, GA 31024.

To learn how you can become a Master 4-H'er, contact me at tkimble@uga.edu.

Need more ideas for summer fun? Come by and see us.


Terri Kimble is the Newton County 4-H Agent through UGA Cooperative Extension. She can be reached at (770) 784-2010 or tkimble@uga.edu.

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