Nestled on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay across from Destin in Okaloosa County you will find 4-H Camp Timpoochee. Its private facilities, open spaces, waterfront view, and beautiful sunsets allow campers, students, and guests to play, learn, and work in a safe and relaxing environment. During a stay at Camp Timpoochee, you will experience memorable camp activities in a beautiful environment that will bring you back year after year. Camp Timpoochee provides modern conveniences, within the traditional camp setting, to combine a relaxed camp atmosphere with today’s camping needs.

 

If you have a child aged 6-16, you might want to consider sending them on a summer adventure at 4-H Camp Timpoochee located in Niceville, Florida. This camp allows campers first-hand experience with Florida’s marine and coastal environment above and below the waterline. Programs are designed to bring science to life in this living laboratory with the forest and bay providing classrooms for hands-on learning. Participants have an opportunity to learn while seining, cast netting, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, going on a nature hike, or shooting archery.

These are Happy Campers!
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4-H summer camping programs provide opportunities for youth to sense of safety and security within a new environment away from home. It can provide that first experience being away from family in a residential setting. Youth are building their independence by having cabin responsibilities, getting to and from scheduled events on time, and gaining exposure to working together as a team. Camp life provides some early opportunities for children to learn the concept of generosity. Helping others in need, whether it is a forgotten item, simply sharing your free time with someone new, or demonstrating care and concern to someone who is feeling left out are all character-building skills that are part of the camp learning environment.

 

Established in 1926, 4-H Camp Timpoochee is the oldest continually operating 4-H camp in Florida. It provides the perfect outdoor living classroom. With more than a third of a mile of shoreline, it has become the perfect escape from the hustle of the outside world offering a place to disconnect from technology and reconnect with people. Serving more than 800 campers each summer, 4-H Camp Timpoochee provides multiple opportunities for youth to experience new adventures, step outside their box and make life-long friends and memories.

 

Open year round, 4-H Camp Timpoochee is more than just a summer camp.  It offers opportunities for rental groups to enjoy its tranquil and multi-purpose facility through retreats, weddings, reunions and more! Offering lodging spaces, meal service, and meeting spaces, it has quickly become a unique location for various youth and adult organizations far and wide to enjoy.

 

So, if you want your child to get outdoors and leave electronics behind, consider sending him/her to 4-H Camp Timpoochee to learn about the great outdoors and Florida marine life. 4-H is one of the nation’s most diverse organizations and includes people from all economic, racial, social, political, and geographic categories. There are no barriers to participation by any young person. Participants are given the opportunity to engage in activities that hold their personal interest, while being guided by adult volunteers.

 

 

For more information on 4-H Camp Timpoochee and their summer program for 2022, please visit https://florida4h.ifas.ufl.edu/camps/camp-timpoochee/summer-camps/.

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