By Kevin Tatum
Cloverleaf Summer Day Camps
Each summer, in addition to providing the traditional week of summer camp at one of the five 4-H camping facilities, we try to offer a few local day camps for Cloverleaf (4th-6thgraders) 4-H members. This year, we are offering three activities for these students. The first one is called "Fun and Games" and will be held on Monday, June 5th. Cost for the activity is $20 and will include lunch. 4-H members will enjoy playing games, making crafts, cooking and eating delicious recipes, learning how to make and play their own musical instruments, and challenging themselves with puzzles (like the Rubik's Cube).
The second day will be "A Day at Jekyll" on Tuesday, June 6th. This activity also costs $20 and includes some activities around Jekyll Island including a day at Summer Waves Water Park. Lunch will not be included on this day, so students can either pack a lunch or carry enough money to purchase lunch in the water park.
The third day is "Trip to Savannah" on Wednesday, June 7th. Cost is $30 and includes lunch, a tour of the Ronald McDonald House, a dolphin cruise around Tybee Island, and possibly (if time permits) some shopping time
Sign up for these activities begins Monday, March 6th, and a deposit of half of the total activity fee is due at sign up. The registration deadline is Friday, March 24th. The balance of the fee is due by Friday, May 12th.
Sixth Grade DPA Sign Up
All sixth through eleventh graders who are interested in participating in Junior/Senior DPA next year need to sign up now for a DPA project. Junior DPA (for 7th & 8th graders) and Senior DPA (9th – 12th graders) is held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center each year. This coming year, DPA will be held on Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th. In addition to doing a demonstration at DPA, a 4-H member must also submit a 4-H portfolio over activities they complete throughout 2017. That is why it is important for you to sign up now so that you can be working to build a great portfolio for DPA.
To sign up for a project, please come by the 4-H office and visit with one of the 4-H staff members. We will be happy to go over the expectations for DPA with you and your parents. A Junior/Senior Portfolio workshop is planned for 4 PM on Monday, March 20th. Please make time to attend this workshop if you are going to DPA next year.
Georgia 4-H Photo Contests
Each year, Georgia 4-H offers four contests for members who are interested in photography. Photos can be made with any type of camera that produces a negative or digital file. The images cannot be altered except for slight cropping, trimming, or red eye reduction. Entries for the photo contest must be uploaded and registered by the county 4-H staff no later than June 1st. (May 1st for points.)
The four contests include Focus on Agriculture (farming related), Focus on 4‑H (4‑H related), Focus on 4‑H Service (4‑H community service related), and 4‑H Photography Contest (any subject matter).
Remember, the photos must be taken by the 4‑H member who is submitting them. There are great opportunities to get photos year round in south Georgia, so take advantage of this opportunity and get some great photos to enter into this contest. Visit the Coffee County 4‑H website under web links for the photo contest rules.
If you have questions about the Coffee County 4-H Club program, or questions around the farm or home, please feel free to contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402. Remember, we are YOUR local connection to the University of Georgia.