In this Issue:
  • GaGa…What?
  • PARENTS WANT TO KNOW: How to Choose a Safe and Fun-Filled Summer Camp for your Child
  • 4-H Beyond Graduation Day
  • Handling Homesickness at Summer Camp
  • Meet the 2018 4-H Camp Timpoochee Staff!
  • Meet the 2018 4-H Camp Cherry Lake Staff!
  • Meet A Graduating Senior: Max Scott
  • Stretch your child this summer
  • Technology at Camp = Problem Solvers
  • Bust Boredom and Extend Learning through Summer
  • Camp

    GaGa…What?

    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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    PARENTS WANT TO KNOW: How to Choose a Safe and Fun-Filled Summer Camp for your Child

    As the school year wraps up, you’re likely trying to fill up your child’s summer with fun and educational programs.  Fortunately, you’ll find a variety of day and residential summer camps out there.  Does the thought of  sending your child to camp cause anxiety for your or your child?  If so, let’ me give you …

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    4-H Beyond Graduation Day

    Graduation has come and gone for our newest 4-H Alumni who are beginning their journeys in college, technical school or the workforce.  Our 4-H Seniors have given so much to their county, district and state programs over their years of service.  Here are a few ways to make sure your Senior gets all he/she can …

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    Handling Homesickness at Summer Camp

    Oh, the distress and worry that begins the feverish panic of the homesickness bug!  It typically bites the week before camp for most parents and campers and hits its highest peak by day two of camp.  Unless quarantined, the homesick bug runs rampant and causes quite a disturbance during camp week.  There is good news:  …

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    Meet the 2018 4-H Camp Timpoochee Staff!

    Your 2018 4-H Camp Staff has just finished a week of training where they learned all the skills they need to make your camp week the best ever!  Ms. Ariel, 4-H Camp Timpoochee’s Director, interviewed the staff so you could find out a little bit more about them.  She asked them their favorite song, favorite …

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    Meet the 2018 4-H Camp Cherry Lake Staff!

    Can you believe the first week of 4-H Camp is right around the corner?  Your 4-H Camp Cherry Lake staff has been training hard getting ready to make your camp week the best ever.  Ms. Neva Baltzell, 4-H Camp Cherry Lake’s Resident Director, is proud to introduce you to her camp staff. Sam, in his …

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    Meet A Graduating Senior: Max Scott

    It’s graduation season, and for many 4-H agents, this is a bittersweet time.  On the one hand we are seeing our senior 4-H’ers accomplish big goals and reach out to take hold of their dreams for the future.  On the other hand, it can feel like we’re losing them – or at least in their …

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    Stretch your child this summer

    There are only 11 days before my boys will be home all day, luxuriating in the A/C, gaming, sleeping and eating everything in the pantry.  Or so they think.  I just can’t stand the thought of them doing that, so I’ve booked them for a couple of day camps, overnight camp and lined them up …

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    Technology at Camp = Problem Solvers

    Most people think of camp as a break from the fast-paced technological world, but that’s not always the case.  With a $10,000 grant from HughesNet, Florida 4-H is introducing technology in a meaningful way across our state this summer!  As a result of the sponsorship, 340 youth will learn about the engineering design process, and …

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    Bust Boredom and Extend Learning through Summer

    With the end of the school year approaching, many parents are puzzling over what to do with their children during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation.  Fortunately, 4-H has the solution to bust summertime boredom and extend learning while exploring a variety of topics- such as sewing, gardening, culinary arts or even robotics and engineering.  4-H …

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