Although the temperatures remind us it is still winter, the Liberty County 4-H program is gearing up for their annual summer camp programs. Georgia 4-H offers different camping opportunities at their 4-H centers across the state, and any young person currently enrolled in 4th-12th grade can participate in the all fun. From zip lines to shark dissections, 4-H summer camp offers educational activities for all audiences in a variety of geographical settings across the state.
“We say that we offer 4-H summer camp programs from the mountains to the sea,” comments Liberty County 4-H Agent Kasey Bozeman. “I remember going to 4-H summer camp as a young person; I spent the days swimming, hiking, making friends, and eating delicious camp food. My summer camp experiences were one of the many reasons I decided to stay involved in 4-H.”
Throughout the months of June and July, Liberty County youth will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of camps at different centers. “Each camp is designed for specific age groups. That way, we know the activities are developmentally appropriate,” says Bozeman.
One of the exciting things about the 2019 summer is that three 4-H alumni from Liberty County are serving as Georgia 4-H summer camp counselors. These young people complete an application and rigorous interview process and being selected is quite an honor. Jordyn James and Jonathan Adams are serving as counselors at Camp Jekyll, and Liberty County youth in 7th and 8th grade can visit them for a fun week at the beach. Sophia Rodriguez will be a counselor at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton this summer. “When I look back on my life, I know that 4-H camp was the catalyst that made me eager to be the best version of myself. I’d encourage anyone who can go to summer camp to do it. You won’t regret the fun,” said Rodriguez. Bozeman is particularly proud of these three camp counselors. “I can’t seem to recall when Liberty County 4-H has had three alumni members in these camp counselor roles, so it’s exciting,” she shares. “I know they will make an impact on the 4-H camping program this summer.”
Complete details about all the different camps can be found at: http://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/liberty/4-h-youth-development/4-h-summer-camps.html. Liberty County 4-H offers a payment plan in addition to fundraising and scholarship opportunities. Parents are encouraged to contact the Extension/4-H office for registration information.In addition to 4-H Summer camp, Liberty County 4-H offers a variety of educational and competitive events for youth in grades K-12. For more information, please call 912-876-2133 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.