4-H offering summer camps to keep youth engaged and learning

In addition to the many ongoing local 4-H and youth club activities taking place throughout the state, the Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program will also offer summer day camps and overnight camps. for young people this year, following a Nevada tradition that goes back 80 years.

“We’re really pleased to have been given the go-ahead to offer 4-H day camps and overnight camps this summer,” said Carrie Stark, Nevada 4-H program manager at Extension. “Working with the University and local authorities, we will be able to provide great learning experiences for young people over the summer, following all necessary COVID precautions.”

Stark said many camp organizers are still finalizing details and additional 4-H and summer camp activities may still be added. She advises parents to check with their local extension offices for the latest camp and summer 4-H opportunities. Here are some of the 4-H day camps and overnight camps already in the works.

DAY CAMPS

Nevada 4-H day camps vary throughout the state and are sometimes offered in partnership or in conjunction with other organizations. Some are open to youth from the general public, while others help fill the gaps for children attending community centers or other programs. All programs are based on research-based 4-H youth development principles and curriculum, engaging youth in positive learning experiences. Some of the day camps that will be offered include:

Extension AD Guy Summer Day Camp – AD Guy Knowledge Center, 817 N. Street, Las Vegas

This six-week day camp provides young people with a safe and inclusive environment to learn and participate in weekly themed hands-on activities. Themes such as STEAM, underwater adventure and the science of cooking are just some of the topics they will explore. Space is limited to 20 young people in person and 20 students virtually. Lunch will be provided to campers in person and registration is required. Register online for the AD Guy summer day camp.

  • June 14 to July 23, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed July 5 for Independence Day)
  • For Clark County youth, ages 7-13
  • The cost of the six-week camp is $15 per child
  • For more information, call 702-998-0223 or email the AD Guy Knowledge Center.

2021 4-H Summer Adventures Day Camp – Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 S. Paradise Road, Las Vegas

4-H Summer Adventures day camps are three different camps designed to help children learn and grow. Young people will play games, be physically active and learn valuable life skills in a fun and safe environment. Campers must bring their lunch. Light snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online for 4-H Summer Adventures Day Camps.

  • The three sessions are:
  • June 7-11, sizzling summer STEM

Youngsters become a scientist for the week, doing hands-on activities covering different scientific fields. Ideal for curious young minds looking to learn more about the natural and technological world.

  • From June 14 to 18, lead your LYFE! (Loving yourself first is everything!)

This camp will create a safe space for tweens to discover who they are and what drives them. Healthy adults begin as young people who practice effectively expressing their beliefs, feelings, and dreams.

  • From June 28 to July 2, Mix It Up!

This camp offers a variety of activities for young people to choose from, giving them great ideas on how to live a healthier and happier life.

  • The three sessions are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • All three sessions are for Clark County youth, ages 9-12
  • The cost is $50/week per child
  • For more information, call 702-948-5905 or email Luisa Ixmatlahua-Garay.

Run Mucc Day Camp, Humboldt County

Humboldt County 4-H is partnering with Up from the Mucc, a new local youth organization serving underserved youth, to offer two sessions of this Youth Leadership Day Camp, where participants will learn leadership skills and community engagement. Campers must bring their lunch. Prepackaged snacks and bottled water will be provided. The number of places is limited and registration will be required.

  • The two sessions are: June 15-17 and July 20-22
  • Both sessions are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Both sessions are for Humboldt County youth, ages 12-14
  • No cost
  • For more information, call 775-623-6304 or email Sharon Barton.

Trailblazers Day Camp, Humboldt County

Humboldt County 4-H is partnering with Nevada Outdoor Schools to host two sessions of this camp where youth will learn a multitude of outdoor concepts and skills, including Leave No Trace principles, outdoor ethics, map reading, directional skills, outdoor safety, outdoor cooking. , hiking and carrying out a service project. Campers must bring their lunch. Prepackaged snacks and bottled water will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online for Trailblazers Day Camp, Humbolt County.

  • The two sessions are: June 22-25 and July 27-30
  • Both sessions are Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Both sessions are for Humboldt County youth in grades four through eight
  • The cost is $50/session per child
  • For more information, email Allana Havernick or Holly Gallian.

Washoe County 4-H Day Camp for Youth at Sierra Women’s and Children’s Center

These camps are only available for young people aged 6 and over who are already registered and using the Sierra Women’s and Children’s Center in southeast Reno. The Center provides services to support women in their efforts to rise out of poverty and improve their lives. These free day camps for youth at the center will consist of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and will run three hours a day, four days a week, for four or five weeks in June and July. For more information about the Center and its services, call 775-825-7395.

SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Overnight summer camps will all be held at Nevada State 4-H Camp, 1 4-H Road, Stateline, Nevada. The 32-acre camp sits on the south shore of Lake Tahoe and is owned and operated by the University of Nevada, Reno. Youth forge memories and friendships for life at camp, and learn life, leadership and citizenship skills. The setting provides an unprecedented opportunity for outdoor environmental education and hands-on STEM-related learning activities. 4-H campers also have plenty of time to participate in healthy physical activities and learn more, such as shooting sports, kayaking, swimming and more. The four overnight camps are:

Mineral County Reservations 4-H Camp / Native American

  • July 8 to 11
  • For ages 9-13, with priority given to youth from Mineral County and Nevada Native American reservations.
  • Cost is $125 per camper
  • For more information, call 775-945-3444, ext. 1039 or email Staci Emm.

Northern Nevada 4-H Camp

  • July 11 to 17
  • For 9 to 12 year olds from Washoe, Douglas and Storey counties; and Carson City.
  • The cost is not yet determined
  • For more information, call 775-336-0259 or email Sam Mitchell.

Central Nevada 4-H Camp

  • July 18 to 24
  • For 9-13 year olds in Churchill, Pershing, Lyon, Eureka, Elko and Humboldt counties
  • The cost is not yet determined
  • For more information, call 775-423-5121 or email Karen Bogdanowicz.

Health rocks! 4-H camp

Partially funded by a 4-H Health Rocks! funded by the National 4-H Council, this special program applies 4-H’s successful positive youth development model to the challenge of reducing smoking, alcohol, e-cigarettes/vaping and drug use. Health rocks! instills in young participants the invaluable confidence and communication skills needed to make responsible decisions and develop the internal strength to resist risky behavior.

  • July 5 to 8
  • For youth ages 11-13, with priority given to youth from Washoe, Churchill, Elko, White Pine and South Nye counties
  • The cost is not yet determined
  • For more information, call 775-784-4779 or email Carrie Stark.

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