4-H Providing summer time camps at Lake Tahoe to maintain youth engaged and studying

Along with the numerous ongoing native 4-H membership and youth actions which are taking place throughout the state, the Nevada 4-H Youth Growth Program is also providing residential camps for youth this summer time, following a Nevada custom that goes again 80 years. The in a single day camps will all be held on the Nevada State 4-H Camp in Stateline, Nevada. The 32-acre camp sits on the south shore of Lake Tahoe and is owned and operated by the College of Nevada, Reno.

The Nevada 4-H tenting packages, provided by College of Nevada, Reno Extension, have a wealthy historical past of offering academic programming to 1000’s of youth yearly by way of hands-on, experiential studying. 4-H tenting is cooperative group dwelling that focuses on the person’s social, religious, psychological and bodily improvement for youth. Youth construct lifelong recollections and friendships on the camp, in addition to be taught life, management and citizenship abilities.

“The setting offers an unparalleled alternative for outside environmental schooling and STEM-related, hands-on studying actions,” mentioned Kenny Haack-Damon, Extension State 4-H Camp Training Program coordinator. “There’s additionally loads of time for 4-H campers to take part in and find out about wholesome, bodily actions, corresponding to taking pictures sports activities, kayaking, swimming and extra.”

Haack-Damon says that together with taking purposes for youth campers, they’re additionally taking purposes for grownup volunteers to function chaperones for the camps. There is no such thing as a price for chaperones, and meals and lodging shall be supplied. Chaperones endure a background verify and take part in some coaching/orientation classes beforehand, so are inspired to use early.

The 4 camps being provided on the Nevada 4-H State Camp this yr are:

Well being 4 Happiness 4-H Camp

Partially funded by a 4-H Well being Rocks! grant from Nationwide 4-H Council, this particular program applies 4-H’s profitable optimistic youth improvement mannequin to the problem of decreasing tobacco, alcohol, e-cigarette/vaping and drug use. Well being Rocks! instills in youth individuals invaluable confidence and communication abilities essential to make accountable selections and develop the interior power to withstand dangerous behaviors.

  • July 6 – 9
  • For youth ages 11 – 13
  • Value is $175
  • For extra info, name 775-784-4779 or e mail Kenny Haack-Damon 

Northern/Western Nevada 4-H Camp

  • July 10 – 16
  • For youth ages 9 – 12, from Washoe, Douglas and Storey Counties; and Carson Metropolis
  • Value is $325
  • For extra info, name 775-336-0259 or e mail Sam D Mitchell

Central Nevada 4-H Camp

  • July 17 – 21
  • For youth ages 9 – 13, from Churchill, Pershing, Lyon, Eureka, Elko and Humboldt Counties
  • Value is $250
  • For extra info, name 775-423-5121 or e mail Karen Bogdanowicz

Mineral County / Native American Reservations 4-H Camp

  • Aug. 2 – 6
  • For youth ages 9 – 13, with first precedence given to youth from Mineral County and Nevada’s Native American reservations
  • Value is but to be decided
  • For extra info, name 775-945-3444, ext. 1039, or e mail Staci Emm

4-H is the nation’s largest youth improvement group, empowering almost 6 million younger individuals within the U.S., in addition to 1 million youth in 50 different nations. Analysis by Tufts College reveals that 4-H youth are 4 instances extra more likely to contribute to their communities, and two instances as more likely to plan to go to varsity and pursue STEM alternatives exterior of college. Additionally they report higher grades, greater ranges of educational competence, and an elevated degree of engagement in school.

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