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4-H'ers keep Coffee clean with Adopt-A-Highway program

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4-H volunteers help clean up litter on the highway for Adopt-A-Highway on January 10. Submitted photo 4-H volunteers help clean up litter on the highway for Adopt-A-Highway on January 10.

By Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator


We want to thank our participants who helped with the Adopt-A-Highway Workdays on Thursday, January 10. Participants included: CMS: Kayden Davis: Indian Creek: Dominic Mimbang; Junior 4‑H Club: Nathan Cooper, Kilee Davis, Kaniyah Lawson, Natalie Newell, Glenn O'Steen, and Christopher Williams; Satilla: May Belle Davis; Senior 4‑H Club: Jeremiah Brantley, Amelia Crockett, Muskan Minhas, Kameron Pennell, Ishika Sadarangani, and Sariah Wells; Adults: Liz Batten, Jean O'Steen, Kevin Tatum, and Chalanda Woods.


The next workday for the Adopt-A-Highway program will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Come help keep Douglas clean. We start at 4 PM and should finish around 5 PM. You get 25 points towards the reward trip for your help.


Cloverleaf 4-H Camp Sign Up


Cloverleaf 4-H Camp is a week of fun and learning as 4-H members meet 4-H members from other counties, experience adventure in the workshops at Rock Eagle, swim in one of the two swimming pools, slide down the two story water slide at pool 2, are entertained by the counselors at the variety show, and much more.


4-H members from Coffee County will leave on Monday, July 1, for five days and four nights of fun. The camp is located just north of Eatonton in the heart of the Georgia Piedmont region. We will return to Douglas on Friday, July 5, shortly after lunch.


The total cost of camp is $380.  To sign up for camp, return the 4-H camp application and a $95 non-refundable deposit to the 4-H office during office hours (8 AM to 12 PM, and 1 PM to 5 PM).  Three more $95 dollar payments will be due on March 1, April 1, and May 1, 2019.


Checks should be made payable to: Coffee County Extension/ 4‑H.  If you find out that you cannot go to camp after you have signed up, please contact the Coffee County 4-H office so we can attempt to get you a partial refund from the State 4‑H office. Remember that the $95 deposit is non-refundable.


A limited number of partial camp scholarships are available based on need and 4-H involvement. The scholarship application deadline is February 1. Applicants must still sign up and pay the $95 non-refundable deposit on February 1.


Junior and Senior 4-H Camps


Summer 4-H camp sign-up will begin in January. A $100 deposit will be required at sign-up.  Start saving your money now so you can pay your deposit when you sign up.


Dates and costs for Junior and Senior 4-H camps are: Junior Camp at Camp Jekyll, June 17-21, $365; Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, July 1-5, $380; Marine Resource Camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, July 8-12 or July 15-19, $335; Senior 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, May 27-31, $365; and Senior Extreme Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center Pioneer Camp, June 10-14, $360.  There may be an additional cost for each camp for transportation expenses. Be sure you have these dates on your calendar if you are interested in attending.


Summer camps are tons of fun and you learn so much as well as make a lot of new friends.


Camp Scholarship Applications


The camp scholarship application is available on the 4-H website at http://coffee4h.org under the "Forms" page and is due by Thursday, February 1. The application also requires a recommendation from a teacher or administrator. Please don't wait until the deadline to ask someone for this recommendation.


If you would like to learn how you can become more involved with the Coffee County 4-H program, please contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402 or visit our website at http://coffee4h.org.

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