Jefferson County Summer Camps
4-H Summer Camps Remain Closed
On Friday, May 22nd, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he was ending all restrictions on youth activities across the state, including camps. Since that time, we have received many questions regarding whether we would open our 4-H residential camps (Cherry Lake) in summer 2020. With the health and safety of our 4-H youth, volunteers, and staff is our top priority, State 4-H Headquarters made the decision to remain closed to our campers but focused on working ahead to an incredible 2021! Likewise, all face-to-face Florida 4-H programs will continue to be on hold for the time being.
Virtual camps are available this summer. Florida 4-H brings you 4-H Adventures – a virtual summer program that will navigate through healthy living, leadership and science-based programs. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
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4-H Summer Camps Going Virtual
For years, campers have enjoyed a week at 4-H Camp and have participated in day camps in their home counties. But this summer, those traditional activities have been put on hold.
4-H Agents in the Florida panhandle know that summer just isn’t summer without 4-H camps. So, they are bringing summer camp to you! Beginning May 15th, registration is open for these virtual summer camps:
- Range Ready Shotgun Camp
- The Culinary Arts
- Tailgate Grilling
- Lead with 4-H
- 4-H Graphic Design Project
- 4-H STEM Challenge – Roller Coaster Science
- From Seed to Food and Plant to Plate
- Having Sew Much Fun
- Small Animal Livestock
- O.L.F. Camp – Wildlife & Outdoors Leadership Focus
- And others…
4-H Virtual Summer Camps are open to youth ages 5-18 years old, and you don’t have to be a current 4-H member to participate. They are also free of charge! For complete camp descriptions and the ages they are geared towards, go to https://sites.google.com/ufl.edu/virtual4h/home.
Read more about the camps on the website, then click the registration link. Enter your camper’s information, and choose the camps you want your child to participate in. Once your camper is registered, you’ll be contacted by a 4-H agent through the email address you provide. They’ll send you a direct link to your virtual camp page along with a list of supplies you’ll need. All camps are formatted to work on computers, tablets, and smartphones.
If you have any questions, contact John Lilly at 850-342-01876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
2020 All Camps Brochure
Check out the brochure to see information on all the camps we have available this summer!
Camp Cherry Lake - June 22 - 26
A one week camp for 4-H members ages 8 and up to participate in swimming, canoeing, fishing, recreation and a variety of other outdoor activities. Youth stay in cabins at beautiful 4-H Camp Cherry Lake. 4-H members of high school age may participate as teen counselors. A $20.00 deposit is due by Friday, June 5, 2020, to reserve a spot for your child. All forms, camp fee and balance due at the 4-H Office by Friday, June 12, 2020.
Jefferson County Day Camps
Day Camps are just that the youth come and spend the day or part of the day doing 4-H activities for a week or four days.
At Wildlife Camp (July 6-10) the youth participate in outdoor activities at the Jefferson County Extension Office. Youth learn about conservation, forestry, and wildlife, as well as archery, shot guns, air rifles and air pistols. Wildlife Camp is a multi-county camp with Leon and Jefferson Counties participating together with 30 youth from each county. The deadline to pay fee and register is Monday, June 30.
The 5 – 7 Year Old Day Camp (July 21-24) is for 5, 6, and 7 year old youth. Camp activities are centered around each years theme. Each year the youth go fishing, swimming and to a farm during the camp. The deadline to pay fee and register is Tuesday, July 14
The Field to Fork Day Camp (June 1-5) is for youth ages 11 - 14. Camp activities are centered around "cooking what you grow". Youth will learn cooking skills, meal planning, hands on gardening, learn about raising chickens, and they will learn how to grill. The youth will also take a restaurant and farm tour. The deadline to pay fee and register is Monday, May 25.