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Registration open for 4-H Camp

AMERICUS — Sumter County 4-H invites all Sumter County fifth- and sixth-graders to register for 2015 summer Cloverleaf Camp to be held June 29-July 3 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

Rock Eagle is one of five 4-H centers in Georgia. 4-H centers include Burton 4-H Center in Tybee Island, Jekyll Island 4-H Center in Jekyll Island, Wahsega 4-H Center near Dahlonega, Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton and Fortson 4-H Center near Hampton. Each 4-H Center offers activities customed to the terrain, geographic location and natural resources available in its location.

“It is our goal is to provide youth with opportunities to travel throughout the state, engage in new activities each summer and make new friends,” explained Crystal Perry, Sumter County 4-H agent with the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Between the five 4-H Centers, youth can experience life in the mountains, beach, coast, the city and at Rock Eagle, which is the largest 4-H Center in the world. Rock Eagle provides a unique camp experience. 4-H’ers can participate in an exciting ropes course, become introduced to archery, go canoeing or sailing, play putt-putt golf and learn about forestry, entomology and wildlife.

The deadline to apply for a guaranteed spot at Cloverleaf Camp is April 9. Limited spaces are available. Scholarships, fundraisers and payment plans are available. Other camps offered include Junior Camp at Fortson 4-H Center for seventh- and eighth-graders and Senior Camp for high school students at Wahsega 4-H Center. Dates and camp locations vary according to county so contact Sumter County Extension office or visit http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/sumter/news.html to verify details.

For more information on Cloverleaf Camp or other 4-H activities, contact Crystal Perry at 229-924-4476 or crperry@uga.edu