It feels a little weird to be working on the 2014-2015 calendar already, but it’s nearly summer and time will soon be flying as we head off to camps and summer fun.
As family and friends make plans to visit Six Flags and White Water this year, don’t forget to send them to the Newton County 4-H office for the best deal in town.
Our best deal this year is a combination season pass to both parks for only $66. There are no added fees or taxes, so it’s tough deal to beat.
Individual day passes are also available at a discount. We accept cash and credit.
The office is on the second floor of the administration building (same building as the tag office), and is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Call for details at 770-784-2010.
Summer camp registration is still going on as well.
Those ages 9 through sixth grade can register for Cloverleaf Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, June 23-27, for $310. Camp will include gold panning, high ropes activities, tubing, recreation and herpetology.
Sixth- through eighth- graders are eligible for Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, July 14-18, for $344. This camp includes hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail, an overnight caving trip and whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River.
Seventh- and eighth -graders can sign up for Junior Camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, July 14-18, for $329. Campers will enjoy beach time, shopping in Savannah, service projects and recreation.
High-schoolers can register for Senior Extreme Camp at Frank Fitch Pioneer Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, June 9-13, for $314. Space is extremely limited in this statewide camp, with activities including skeet shooting and fishing. Youths will sleep in tents or primitive huts for the week.
Senior 4-H Camp for high-school youths is also a statewide camp and takes place Sunday, June 29, to Thursday, July 3, at Wahsega 4-H Center for $324. Campers will meet youths from across the state, head out on excursions in north Georgia, host a carnival for local youths, tackle the high ropes, and enjoy lots of other activities unique to this high school event.
You can register for any 4-H camp with an initial non-refundable deposit of $100, payable by cash, credit or money order. No checks are accepted.
All camps are run by Georgia 4-H, including University of Georgia faculty and staff as well as trained collegiate 4-H counselors. Chaperones are UGA faculty and staff, UGA screened and trained volunteer leaders, and certified teen leaders.
Cloverleaf Camp includes transportation; for all others, ask about transportation options.
Those attending any camp should plan to pack play clothes, because things can and will get dirty at camp. Water shoes are necessary, and all shoes must have a back strap over the heel.
Specific packing lists will be given out for each camp before summer break. A camp parent meeting for Cloverleaf Camp will be held in May.
Call 770-784-2010 with questions about any of these events, or visit us from 8 a.m. to noon or 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Service Club information requested
Also, as a follow up to last week’s column, if you are a service club member I would love to receive information from you about your club.
I’ve already heard from a member of one of the Georgia Federated Woman’s Clubs in Covington, and I’ve been compiling information on these local groups to make available to others upon request.
Please send the name of your group, a contact person and their information, the website or another place to find information, and a short description.
I find that many of my peers are most interested in what types of local and national or international service projects your club most frequently supports.
Relay for Life
Finally, our 4-H team hopes to see you at Relay for Life at the Church at Covington on Friday, April 25!
Bring a few dollars to spend on snow cones with us, and of course plenty of other cash for the other teams selling everything from dinner to jewelry. It’s a fun night and all for a good cause.
To make a donation online, visit http://tinyurl.com/4hrelaynewton.
Terri Kimble Fullerton is a Newton County 4-H Agent through UGA Cooperative Extension. She can be reached at email@example.com.