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Wayne 4-H camps offer learning opportunities

May 3, 2019

WAYNE - This summer, thousands of young people throughout West Virginia will pack their bags and head to 4-H camp. County camps provide students with valuable learning opportunities, including leadership development, problem-solving and creativity. Campers also engage in unique activities ranging from air rifle and STEM programming to art and dancing, while forging lifelong friendships.

Three Wayne County 4-H camps will take place in June for different age groups. Two overnight residential camps will be offered at Cabwaylingo State Forest in Dunlow and are designed for older youth, ages 9 to 12 (June 18-21) and 13 and older (June 24 to 28). A 4-H Day Camp will be held for youth 6 to 8 years old at Mays Chapel near Lavalette (June 11-14).

This year’s theme is “4-H Under the Big Top” and will feature activities, classes and learning opportunities around a circus theme.

“Wayne County 4-H camps offer youth an opportunity to spend some time gaining wonderful life skills, meeting new people and engaging in unique activities that they might otherwise never have a chance to try,” said Julie Tritz, 4-H extension agent, in a news release.

The two overnight camps cost $48 per child and if a child qualifies for free or reduced lunches, the cost is $28. The 4-H Day Camp costs $20 per child.

For more information or to register for a Wayne County 4-H Camp, visit https://tinyurl.com/y59abuks or contact the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

- The Herald-Dispatch

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