"TIS THE SEASON OF 4-H" - 4-H Camper Information

By Diana Bailey

Calhoun County 4-H Camp is scheduled for June 13-17. Check-in time is Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please do not arrive early. No one will be permitted in camp before 2 p.m. The main entrance to camp will be closed until 2 p.m. Following registration, camp begins at 3 p.m. Camp closes after Campfire on Thursday, June 17, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Visitors and parents are ONLY permitted in camp on Thursday evening. Parents may arrive after 6 p.m. to enjoy the evening with their campers.

Camp is held at the Gilmer County Recreation Center near Glenville.

All youth enrolled in 4-H groups such as 4-H Community Clubs, 4-H Teen Leaders, 4-H Shooting Sports, and 4-H Special Interest groups such as Clover Capers, who are presently in grades 3 and above (meaning the current school year of 2003-2004.) 4-H members at large may also attend.

Camp Cost: The true cost of 4-H Camp is $114 but you will pay only $50. Everyone will receive a scholarship from the 4-H Camp Fund or from USDA Summer Foods. Your 4-H club may also provide you with a scholarship that would reduce your $50 fee.

Registration forms may be obtained at the County Extension Office

Register by May 31,2004 by mailing the gold Registration Form, blue Health History and the white Free/Reduced Lunch, with a $50 check payable to "4-H Camp Fund". Pay in full when your register. If your club is giving you a club scholarship, collect from your club treasurer.

Bring camp clothing, jacket, extra shoes, and personal items such as toothbrush, soap, towels, etc. Bring your own linens (2 twin size sheets work best), pillow, blanket, or just a sleeping bag. Bags are easier for 1st year campers.

Do not bring valuable items such as expensive jewelry, tapes, CD players, games, etc. The camp is not responsible for stolen or lost items. T-shirts advertising tobacco, drugs, alcohol, bars or other disgusting messages will not be permitted during the week.

Limited insurance coverage is included in the camp fee but for major things you should have your own policy.


We will have a daily swim period Monday through Thursday. The cost of swimming is $1 per day. We will have a free camp swim meet on Monday evening.

The camp party will be Wednesday evening. The theme of the party is "Summer Vacation". Campers can dress for the party as if going on their favorite vacation. Some ideas for vacation costume themes are beach, camping, tourist, and fishing. Be creative and have fun. Costumes are optional. The 4-H Teen Leaders have planned some fun activities including beach volleyball, sandcastle building and fishing contests. DJ Jeff Jones will be at camp for the dance. Camp will furnish 2 pieces of pizza per camper for party. Campers may order additional pizza at registration. Cost approximate $10 per pizza.

Tuesday evening will feature Karaoke with Toby Wagoner. So plan to perform with your friends.