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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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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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Gift the Gift of Camp this Holiday Season

This holiday season, many parents and grandparents will be inundated with the newest toy or gadget that is all of the craze.  I have a suggestion for you while you are making your list.  Give the gift of 4-H camp this year.  During the summer and even during the winter, 4-H youth experience camp and …

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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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Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Alex Davis Jenkins

Six years ago, Alex’s grandmother registered her to attend summer camp at Cherry Lake with Leon County 4-H and she hasn’t looked back since! Alex has become one of the shining stars of the Leon County 4-H program. She has held positions of Parliamentarian, Secretary, and Vice President of the Leon County 4-H Leadership Council. …

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Volunteering Makes Good Sense

In a world where so many things don’t make sense, Nate Grimsley has discovered something that does.  Ten years ago, Nate’s daughter won 1st place at the Leon County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program and was awarded a full scholarship to Camp Cherry Lake.  Nate had attended camp at Cherry Lake as a camper decades …

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Life Lessons Learned at Camp

Its official- summer camp season has started, which inspired me to ponder my own childhood camp experiences and how different they were from what 4-H offers.  My first youth camping experience was not fun, but it also was not through a positive youth development program (gasp!).  That’s right- although I have been a 4-H professional …

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The Impact of Teen Volunteers As Camp Counselors

Most of us are familiar with the need for our teens to become more independent, better communicators, and to develop good decision making skills.  A quick scan of the news headlines can really make one wonder about the future of our community, country, and world.  This post will help relieve your anxieties!  One of the ways that …

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Preparing for Summer Camp

School is out and the summer is quickly approaching. As a kid, this was my favorite time of the year because in a few weeks I would be off to summer camp. I was always excited about summer camp because it was a time to make new friends while participating in my favorite outdoor activities. …

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4-H Summer in the Panhandle: Learning and Fun!

Each summer, 4-H programs across the Florida panhandle offer a wide array of residential and day camps for youth ages 5-18. Summer residential and day camps are a great way for youth to be introduced to all that 4-H has to offer. Many camps explore specific 4-H projects, or topics, such as culinary arts, sewing, livestock …

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