4-H summer camps offer hands-on fun

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by Haley Vincent/Lancaster County 4H intern
School is out, and summer is here. When planning your summer, check out all of the opportunities that Lancaster County 4-H has to offer.
Once again, Lancaster County and Chester County 4-H are partnering to create fun-filled camps. In total, we have 14 camps for youth ages 5 to 17 to choose from, with a few highlighted below. For specific age limits for each camp, see the event webpage below.
In addition, Lancaster County 4-H has partnered with the Lancaster Arts and Science Camps, so be sure to look for us there.
Explore 4-H Camp is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 20-21 at the Fort Lawn Community Center. This camp will be full of fun activities that cover many of the programs offered in 4-H, including 4-H STEAM, natural resources, agriculture and animal sciences, and leadership. This camp is perfect for youth who are new to 4-H or seasoned 4-H participants who are interested in learning the different opportunities 4-H provides.
Camp Wild will be June 25-27 at Chester State Park. During this camp, youth from five surrounding counties will participate in hands-on activities and experience camping in tents for three days and two nights. There will be natural-resource activities, science activities, fishing, camping, swimming, shooting-sport activities and much more. Register by June 7.
Rockets Away 4-H Day Camp will be 2:30-4:30 p.m. July 17 at the Kershaw Library and the same hours July 18 at the Lancaster Library. Campers will get the chance to launch paper rockets. We would love for everyone to come out and see who can get their rocket to go the farthest.
All About Wildlife 4-H Camp is a two-day event. On July 24, we will be at Andrew Jackson State Park, and July 25 at Van Wyck Community Center. The first day will be filled with learning and exploring wildlife through hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. The second day, a special guest from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources will come to teach outdoor safety and the hunter-education course. At the end of the day, the campers will have the opportunity to complete the Hunter Education Certification Test, which is required for most hunters in South Carolina.
As you plan your busy, fun-filled summer, Lancaster County 4-H hopes you will participate in one of these camps that fits your interest. We hope to see you soon!
See all of our camp opportunities at clemson.edu/lancaster/4h. Or contact  Lancaster County 4-H Agent Steve Hucks by email at chucks@clemson.edu or by calling the Clemson Extension Office at (803) 283-3302.