Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
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, June 1, for five days and four nights of fun. The camp is located just north of Eatonton, Georgia, in the heart of the Georgia Piedmont region. We will return to Douglas on Friday, June 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). The registration deadline is Friday, January 31. 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 January 31. Applicants must still sign up and pay the $95 non-refundable deposit by Friday January 31.
Junior and Senior Camps
Junior and Senior 4-H members are encouraged to start planning now for the upcoming summer camp season. Junior 4-H Camp for 7th and 8th graders will be the week of June 22-26 at the Fortson 4-H Center near Hampton. The cost for this camp is $370 plus transportation. Junior 4-H members may also participate in Wilderness Challenge Camp (WCC) at Wahsega 4-H Center. The dates for WCC are July 6-10 and the cost is $380 plus transportation. Another option is Marine Resource Camp at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island. It will be held two times, June 29-July 3, or July 13-17, and costs $340 plus transportation.
Senior 4-H members have two summer camp options again this year. Senior 4-H Camp will be the week after school gets out for the summer (May 25-29). It will be held at the Rock Eagle 4‑H Center and cost for the camp is $365 plus transportation. Senior 4-H Extreme Camp is a fun week of camping in the woods at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center's Pioneer Camp. The dates for Extreme Camp are June 8-12 and the cost is $365 plus transportation.
Summer camp scholarships will also be available to assist 4-H members with the cost of camp. Please contact the 4-H office or visit our website for a camp scholarship application.
The camp scholarship application is available on the 4-H website at http://coffee4h.org under the "Forms" page and is due by Friday, January 31. The application also requires a recommendation from a teacher or administrator. Please don't wait until the deadline to ask someone for this recommendation.
District Board of Directors
Seventh graders, as well as ninth through eleventh graders, have the opportunity to run for the Junior or Senior Southeast District 4-H Board of Directors. 4-H members will need to review the application (particularly the requirements for Board) and discuss it with their parents. Serving on Board requires a substantial time and financial commitment and transportation is the Board member's responsibility. If your parents are in agreement with you running for Board, you need to schedule an appointment for you and your parents to meet with me to go over the Board requirements and answer any questions you or your parents may have. If everyone is agreeable, you will need to make a campaign sign to hang in Sutton Hall during DPA and a two-sided sign to carry around as you campaign at DPA. It's a lot of fun to serve as a district officer and is a great experience that will look great on your resume.
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.