Monthly Archive: July 2018


GAGA BALL If your youth has attended 4-H Camp Timpoochee or Cherry Lake with the UF/IFAS 4-H Camping Program, they’ve had the chance to play GaGa Ball. You’re probably wondering what kind of name is GaGa ball.  It’s not just a made-up name.  GaGa ball has a rich history.  GaGa is translated from Hebrew as …

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Happy National Ice Cream Day!

That’s right! It’s National Ice Cream Day, and you know in 4-H we learn by doing.  So let’s beat the summer heat and make some ice cream! Ingredients 1 c. half-and-half 2 tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3 c. ice 1/3 c. kosher salt Toppings of your choice Directions 1.     In a small …

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Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool

Summer is here!  As the long, hot days of summer move forward, there are many things to consider when it comes to children and water safety. Each summer we hear of tragic incidents of children drowning in pools, spas, and other bodies of water.  These tragedies may be avoided by following a few simple tips …

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