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4-H news for the week of Jan. 8, Cloverleaf camp sign up, camp scholarship applications, adopt-a-highway workday

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4-H news for the week of Jan. 8, Cloverleaf camp sign up, camp scholarship applications, adopt-a-highway workday DouglasNow.com file photo

By Kevin Tatum


     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 Jekyll Island, swim in the ocean, participate in games, enjoy a bicycle ride around Jekyll Island, are entertained by the counselors at the variety show and much more.

     4-H members from Coffee County will leave on Monday, June 4, for five days and four nights of fun. The camp is located on the south end of Jekyll Island right on the beach. We will return to Douglas on Friday, June 8, shortly before lunch.

     The total cost of the 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 a.m. to Noon) and (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.).  Three more $95 dollar payments will be due on March 1, April 1, and May 1, 2018.

     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.


    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 Fortson 4-H Center, June 25-29, $365; Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, July 2-6, $370; Marine Resource Camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, July 16-20, $330; Senior 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, July 2-6, $360; and Senior Extreme Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center Pioneer Camp, June 18-22, $350.  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.


     The camp scholarship application is available on the 4-H website at http://coffee4h.org under the "Forms" page and is due by Thursday, Feb. 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.



          The next workday for the Adopt-A-Highway program will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Come help keep Douglas clean. We start at 4 p.m. and should finish around 5 p.m. You get 25 points towards the reward trip for your help.


     The next Pet Therapy visitation will be Tuesday, January 16 at 4-4:30 p.m. at Manor House Senior Living Center. Please bring your friendly, vaccinated pets and your beautiful smile to share with the residents.

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