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2015 ANG/AFR 4-H Camp Descriptions and Information

ALASKA

Wild Rose Sustainable Living Summer Day Camp

Camp Description: Wild Rose Sustainable Living Summer Day Camp offers youth quality experiences in art and nature study to encourage confidence and self-esteem. Camp is situated in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by fields and woods and all activities will be based outdoors. Care is taken by our instructors to create a rich environment that brings nurturing, guidance, cooperation and one where imagination and creativity will flourish. The mornings focuses on art projects which include felting with wool, batiking, natural plant dyeing on silk, paper making from plants, block printing, pottery, candle dipping,  and marbling. Camp afternoons are filled with games, hiking, giant puppetry, storytelling, garden and nature study, plant and bird identification, and building small shelters from willow and alder.  Youth will participate in building and cooking in an earthen oven. An earthen kiln will also be made and used to fire the pottery made throughout the camp session.

Age of youth participants:  8-13

Dates of Camp:  June 8-12, 2015

Hours of Camp: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily

POC: Candi Dierenfield, cldierenfield@alaska.edu

 

ARIZONA

Sea Perch Underwater Robotics Camp (Residential)

Camp Description: Sea Perch Underwater Robotics Camp is a 3 day/2 Night Residential Camp held in Arizona. SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Camp is a hands-on, interactive camp where campers learn how to design, construct, and test their own Remote Operated Underwater Vehicles using science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Emphasis will be on learning proper and safe techniques in pipe cutting, drilling, soldering, and buoyancy; while also incorporating resilience life skill development in communication, making positive choices, building connections/relationships, and overall healthy living. Campers will work in teams to complete underwater technology challenges, and explore how the skills learned during camp connect to career options, and impact worldwide science and underwater exploration efforts. Our collaborative partnership with the University of Arizona College of Science and UA Recreation Center will help campers apply what is learned during camp to goals, interests, hobbies, and careers outside of camp.

Age of Youth Participants:  11-17

Dates of Camp: July 21-23, 2015

POC: Eric Larsen, ericl@cals.arizona.edu

 

DELAWARE

"HOW" Indians!: Military Kids Back to Nature (Residential)

Camp Description:  “HOW” Indians! Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve youth aged 8-12 are welcome to join us as we explore nature. While getting to know their fellow “Native Americans” youth will journey on a night hike in search for nocturnal animals and forest wonders. Activities will allow campers to examine lessons learned from past inhabitants and how they can be applied in their everyday lives. Campers will enjoy astronomy, hikes, campfire activities, and other fun games in this camping experience.   

Age of youth participants:  8-12

Dates of Camp:  May 15-17, 2015

POC: Rhonda Martell, delawaremilitary4h@gmail.com  

 

Military Youth Take Flight Camp (Residential)

Camp Description: Calling all Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve youth aged 8-12. You have been called to duty to join a SECRET MISSION.  Take off will occur at 1800 hours 11 September 2015, with mission completion on 13 September 2015 at 1130 hours. Squadrons will work together to complete their mission, which will include building and launching special rockets. This camp will help youth learn how to communicate effectively, work individually and as a team, and build skills to help them become more resilient.    

Age of youth participants:  8-12

Dates of Camp:  September 11-13, 2015

POC: Rhonda Martell, delawaremilitary4h@gmail.com  

 

GEORGIA

Georgia Coastal Adventure Camp (Residential)

Camp Description: Are you ready for an adventure?  Spend the weekend exploring the magic of the Georgia coast! Hike through the maritime forest, investigate ocean environments, and complete a field study about bottle-nosed dolphins! Don’t forget about the yummy meals, challenging teambuilding activities, warm campfires, singing songs at the top of your lungs, and breath-taking stargazing along the river! Campers will arrive for an overnight stay on FridayParents will join campers on Sunday morning for a family picnic and fun day – complete with incredibly awesome activities, such as marsh kayaking, scavenger hunts, biking, arts and crafts, geocaching, and more! The Coastal Georgia Adventure Camp is engaging, exciting, and fun – full of friendships, laughter, and memories waiting to be made. Grab your gear and get ready for a coastal adventure!  

Age of youth participants: 7-17

Dates of Camp: September 25-27, 2015

POC: Casey Mull, mullcd2@uga.edu

 

ILLINIOS

Prepared for Launch Day Camp

Camp Description: Have you ever wondered how something that weighs thousands of pounds can soar through the air? Or, a rocket can leave the earth’s atmosphere and later find its way back? Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve youth will discover the answers to these questions and many more at the Prepared for Launch – Air Guard & Air Force Reserve Day Camp! Campers will become squadrons who work together to complete exciting challenges, foster teamwork, learn effective communication, and build leadership skills. After learning about the power of wind, they will create and test their own flight machines; design and build robots; learn about flying drones and how they are used to gain information in day to day life. Come fly with us!

Ages of campers: 8-15

Dates of Camp: June 18-20, 2015

POC: Patricia McGlaughlin, patm@illinios.edu

 

IOWA

4-H Air Force Leadership Adventure Camp (Residential)

Camp Description: Campers at the Iowa 4-H Air Force Leadership Adventure Camp will have opportunities to learn and practice citizenship and leadership skills through adventure and challenge programs, small-group sessions, and special programs. Activities designed to strengthen campers’ teamwork, cooperation, and communication skills will prepare them to work with peers to make a difference in their home communities. Activities will provide an Extreme Leadership Experience from the “Youth Leadership: A Guide to Understanding Leadership Development in Adolescents” curriculum that focuses on 5 Dimensions of Leadership: Leadership Information; Leadership Attitudes; Communication Skills; Decision Making; and Stress Management. Typical camping experiences - cabin meetings, campfires, meals, and games - allow time to make new friends and get to know other military youth who have similar backgrounds and face similar challenges.

Age of youth participants: 12-18

Dates of Camp: June 27-28, 2015

POC: Jacki Luckstead, luckstea@iastate.edu

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Saddle Up & Serve Day Camp

Camp Description: The ANG/AFR 2015 Summer Camp Program, Saddle Up & Serve offers campers an opportunity to share unique, week-long activities in a horse farm environment. The camp is strategically designed to meet the needs of pre/teens ages 11-14 whose families reside on or nearby an airbase in Massachusetts. The camp takes into account the unique circumstances and challenges these young people share by being part of a military family whose members are always “on call and ready” to respond to local, state, and/or national emergencies. At best, adolescence is a challenging time. The aim of the camp is to provide a five day summer program that incorporates fun and engaging activities into real-life learning experiences that build resilience, character, relationships, responsibility, confidence, mastery, and contribution within their lives and community.

Ages of Youth Participants:  11-14

Dates of Camp:  July 27-31, 2015

POC: Sherri Guyott, sguyott@umext.umass.udu

 

MONTANA

Wilderness Survival Camp I & II (Residential)

Camp Description: Youth will travel to a wilderness areas, travel by boat up the river where they will saddle up their horses and ride into camp.  Teens will learn how to set up camp and prepare their tents, fish for dinner, and learn how to cook on an open campfire. Youth will learn how to make the camp secure from wildlife and gain valuable wilderness skills in this fun camping experience. 

Age of youth participants:  13-18

Dates of Camp: June 30-July 1 and July 1-2

POC: Todd Kesner, tkesner@montana.edu

 

Junior Wilderness Survival Camp (Residential)

Camp Description: Youth will set up camp and begin the adventure with communication and bullying prevention exercises. Youth will learn how to prepare their meals in the wild and learn about healthy food choices and the nutrients in different foods not just for them but for the animals they will care for at the campground. Additional camp opportunities include swimming, hiking, biking, and fun games.   

Age of youth participants:  7-12

Dates of camp:  June 16-17, 2015

POC: Todd Kesner, tkesner@montana.edu

 

NEW JERSEY

Imagination in Action Residential Camp

Camp Description: This camp experience is focused on life skill development. Youth will participate in hands-on programs featuring healthy lifestyle practices, the engineering process, leadership and personal development, and citizenship. Through engaging activities, youth will realize the impact they can have in their community through service learning projects. Planning started at camp will be realized upon their return home as youth complete a community service project and continue to network with each other after camp. 

Age of youth participants:  10-14

Dates of Camp:  June 29 - July 1

POC: Gloria Kraft, kraft@njaes.rutgers.edu

 

NEW YORK

Military Youth Maker’s Day Camp

Camp Description: The 2015 Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Military Youth Maker’s Day Camp fosters creativity, innovation, collaboration, and resourcefulness in youth. Each morning begins with a physical fitness activity – perhaps an outdoor game of soccer, team-building fun, or a timed obstacle course. The remainder of the morning, youth will explore a different period of time in our country’s history using the New York State 4-H Living History curriculum. Together we will explore the Civil War, French & Indian War, Wild West, Renaissance Era, caveman times, and the 1970s. Youth will enjoy a healthy, nutritious lunch with free time to participate in board games and indoor recreational equipment. In the afternoon, youth will work individually or in small groups to design their own project that “fits” with the era/time in history discussed in the morning. Examples of projects could be leather goods, woodworking, sewing, soap making, building a bow, creating a musical instrument, outdoor cooking, and much more.  Each day the youth will have a project to take home. 

Ages of youth participants: 8-12

Dates of camp: August 10-14, 2015

POC: Stephanie Graf, sag58@cornell.edu

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Aim High Family Retreat Residential Camp

Camp Description: Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve families are invited to join us for 3 days, 2 nights at a residential family camp. This weekend retreat provides an opportunity to bolster family relationships and allows participants time to connect with other geographically-dispersed Air Force families. Campers of all ages will gain new experiences, share stories, and laugh together in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Tentative activities include archery, climbing tower, games, zip line, and more!

Age of youth participants:  Family Camp: all ages welcome but activities are geared towards school-age youth

Dates of Camp:  25 – 27 September 2015

POC: Susan Smith, sjs52@psu.edu

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

STEM & CERT Day Camp

Camp Description: The Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a FEMA program that educates teens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, Teen CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or school following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Teen CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Age of youth participants: 12-17

Dates of Camp: July 6-10, 2015  

POC: Pamela Ardern, pardern@clemson.edu

 

TEXAS

STEM Summer Day Camp

Camp Description: Texas 4-H Extension is offering three STEM Camp opportunities for ANG/AFR youth to use the Tech Discovery curriculum and learn communication and technology skills while working on a variety of challenges. The camp also includes an introduction to forensic science through the Cookie Jar Mystery experience and an opportunity to learn the science of cooking and compete as a team in the 4-H Healthy Food Challenge. Health and fitness skills will be integrated into camp throughout each day through fun games and exciting challenges. 

Age of youth participants: 8-17

Dates of Camp: July 7-9

POC: Lindsey Jewell, lindsey.jewell@ag.tamu.edu

 

STEM Summer Day Camp II

Camp Description: Texas 4-H Extension is offering three STEM Camp opportunities for ANG/AFR youth to use the Tech Discovery curriculum and learn communication and technology skills while working on a variety of challenges. The camp also includes an introduction to forensic science through the Cookie Jar Mystery experience and an opportunity to learn the science of cooking and compete as a team in the 4-H Healthy Food Challenge. Health and fitness skills will be integrated into camp throughout each day through fun games and exciting challenges. 

Age of youth participants: 8-12

Dates of Camp: July 14-16

POC: Lindsey Jewell, lindsey.jewell@ag.tamu.edu

 

STEM Summer Day Camp III

Camp Description: Texas 4-H Extension is offering three STEM Camp opportunities for ANG/AFR youth to use the Tech Discovery curriculum and learn communication and technology skills while working on a variety of challenges. The camp also includes an introduction to forensic science through the Cookie Jar Mystery experience and an opportunity to learn the science of cooking and compete as a team in the 4-H Healthy Food Challenge. Health and fitness skills will be integrated into camp throughout each day through fun games and exciting challenges. 

Age of youth participants: 13-17

Dates of Camp: July 21-23

POC: Lindsey Jewell, lindsey.jewell@ag.tamu.edu

 

UTAH

Flight Makers Thanksgiving Point Day Camp

Camp I Description: Rockets, quad copters, and more flight maker fun will be the focus of this fun camp experience. Youth will learn about the principles of flight as they construct a variety of flying objects to launch and soar. Lunch and snacks are included as well of a variety of opportunities to discover new skills and participate in fun activities.

Age of youth participants: 10-14

Dates of Camp: June 22-23

POC: Dave Francis, dave.francis@usu.edu

 

Flight Makers Thanksgiving Point Day Camp

Camp II Description: Rockets, quad copters, and more flight maker fun will be the focus of this fun camp experience. Youth will learn about the principles of flight as they construct a variety of flying objects to launch and soar. Lunch and snacks are included as well of a lot of opportunities to discover new skills and participate in fun activities.

Age of youth participants: 10-14

Dates of Camp: June 24-25

POC: Dave Francis, dave.francis@usu.edu