Even though it’s the middle of winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp or summer jobs. 4-H has a way to combine both. All 4-H camps are now hiring staff for the summer camping season.
Many opportunities for rewarding summer jobs have recently been posted. Applications must be completed online at http://www.uky.edu/hr/ukjobs. For more information about the application process, go to http://www2.ca.uky.edu/4-h/camp/employment. The deadline for applications is March 4.
All staff members are required to be trained and certified in first aid and CPR before they can be employed by the 4-H camping program (prior to the beginning of camp staff training).
Prospective applicants need to be aware that all employees are required to attend the pre-camp training program and summer in-service trainings provided at each location. Training dates in 2014 are:
· High ropes training for ropes instructors: April 12-14 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center, Jabez
· Managers training: April 26-28 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
· All camp staff training: May 19-22 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center
· On-site training: May 23-24 at each camp.
All camp employees must have a health examination conducted by licensed medical personnel within the last 24 months prior to the start of camping season.
Pre-employment national criminal background/national sex offender checks will be conducted on all new University of Kentucky employees.
Staff will work 40 hours or more per camping session (four or five days). Interviews for 2014 (including returning staff) will be conducted beginning March 11.
4-H Camping in Kentucky is one of the largest co-educational camping programs in the nation. The camps are located at four sites in the state, encompassing between 300 and 1,500 acres. All sites are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited, and the program hosts more than 8,000 young people each summer. Summer 4-H Camps are co-educational for 9- to 14-year-olds and are four to five days in length. Staff has separate living quarters from the campers.
If you are interested in just attending 4-H Summer Camp as a volunteer or want information about a child attending camp, please contact the Madison Cooperative Extension Service. Madison County 4-H Summer Camp information will be available in early March. This year, Madison County will camp June 30-July 3.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
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It’s egg party time
I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.
Where’s the beef?
Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.
Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
We old folks have unique experiences
A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.
Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today
Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.
Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent
Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea
The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.
Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic
The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.
State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open
Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.
This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.
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