Cannon County 4-H camps

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4-H has a long tradition of being at the forefront of youth development, and 4-H camps offered through University of Tennessee Extension are no exception. Tennessee 4-H operates camps all across the state, and now is the time to sign up your child for 4-H camp. Several camps are available to 4-Hers this summer. 4-Hers in grades 4th - 6th can attend Junior Camp in Crossville this summer the week of June 15-19, 2015 at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

The Center features an air-conditioned recreation hall and dining hall, and is known for the quality of its home-cooked meals. Eight air-conditioned cabins with up-to-date bath facilities sleep more than 500 persons and provide a restful atmosphere for campers. Campers can enjoy an Olympic-size pool with a 125-foot water slide. Two lakes allow campers to enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and even a paddle boat ride. Other facilities include a covered basketball court, sports fields, a wildlife center, and two adventure challenge courses. The Center is located on 194 acres offering a variety of rustic scenery. The maintained grounds are fenced for security purposes. Cost of camp is $300 which includes activities, transportation, meals, and lodging.

Also held at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center is the 4-H Adventure Camp for grades 7th and 8th. 4-Hers can participate in zip-lining, swimming, playing sports, kayaking and canoeing, the rifle range, campfires, and making crafts. In addition to regular camp activities, 4-H Adventure Camp will offer a field trip to Big South Fork Park. Cost of camp is $300 which includes activities, transportation, meals, and lodging.

Tennessee State 4-H Electric Camp is a fun-filled, rewarding adventure in electricity at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for 6th and 7th graders held in July 7-10, 2015. At camp, 4-H members will learn what electricity is and how it works. Campers will work with electrical specialists from across the state in learning centers. Each learning center will consist of hands-on activities so that you can learn by doing. Participants will meet other 4-H'ers from across Tennessee and explore careers in energy, electricity and basic sciences. Each camper will receive a certificate, a T-shirt and items that they have made at camp. It's really an electrifying experience! Cost is $245 and includes meals, transportation, lodging, and a trip to Dollywood.

All applications for these camps and other information can be found at the University of Tennessee Extension Office in Woodbury. Additional information can be found at under the summer camps.

Anyone interested in sponsoring youth to attend camps or for information about 4-H please contact Sarah Malone at the Cannon County Extension Office at 615-563-2554 or
We look forward to hearing from you!

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