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Aubrey Clark/ 4-H Extension Agent

Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp! 4-H camp is open to all Kentucky youth between the Ages 9 (or 8 and entering 4th grade in the fall) through 15. Campers do not have to be enrolled in a 4-H club to attend summer camp! At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun and make new friends.

There are four regional camps, all of which have been accredited since 2005 by the American Camp Association. 4-H'ers from Madison County will attend J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp from June 24-27. To register your child for 4-H Camp you can pick up an application at the Madison County Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.

All applications received by Friday, March 29 will receive an early bird rate making the cost $200. Applications received after this date will be accepted with the rate being $225 per camper. We fill on a first come-first serve basis and we must have payment and completed application to hold your spot.

While at camp many exciting activities and adventures await campers. 4-H'ers can spend their days participating in pursuits such as swimming, canoeing, high and low ropes, archery, games, dances and nature hikes. These activities are a fun way to help young people learn new skills and develop a greater appreciation for the environment and wildlife.

Camper safety is a priority at 4-H Camp. All staff and volunteers are trained and undergo background checks prior to camp. Each camp also has an on-site health care provider at all times to take care of campers' needs. Volunteer counselors ages 16 and up are still needed! Please call 859-623-4072 for a volunteer application if you are interested. Parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles, older brothers or sisters can make great Adult and Teen Counselors! Adults who volunteer receive one camper space FREE, for the camper of their choice!

For more information about 4-H Camp, contact the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service at 859-623-4072.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

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