Shelby co. 4-H Camp Applications ReleaseName: Shelby co. 4-H Camp Applications ReleaseDate: February 1, 2019Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ESTWebsite: http://shelby.ca.uky.edu/campEvent Description:It is hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about 4-H Camp! Shelby County camps in Jabez at Lake Cumberland. We will attend July 15-19 which is a Monday through Friday. We will be camping with Henry County. A $50 deposit will hold your slot when your initial paperwork is turned in. The cost of camp for 2019 will be $230. We have space to accept 125 campers. After the slots are filled we will begin a waiting list and campers will be taken off the waiting list (in order) only if others drop out. 4-H Camp is open to all Shelby County youth ages 9-13. Campers must attend camp with the county in which they live or attend school. Campers stay in cabins that hold approximately 20 youth, with 2 teens, 2 counselors in training and 2 adult leaders. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities mixed with some that will be related to our theme for the week. Some of the traditional activities include canoeing, fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, archery, riflery and of course, Sally down the Alley! (The Kentucky 4-H camping program is accredited by the American Camping Association.) Shelby County 4-H will also take applications for Teen Leaders. These teens are responsible for staying with the campers and taking them to and from classes, meals and group activities. They also organize cabin time and responsibilities. Teen Counselors help campers deal with any problems they might have, such as homesickness, or misplaced items. To serve as a Teen Counselor, youth should be 16-19 years of age by June 1. Teens must undergo an interview and provide letters of reference. All Teen Leaders will be required to attend a training upon selection. Applications are due by March 15 and can be picked up at the Extension Office or printed off the 4-H website starting February 1. Youth ages 14-15, who have completed their freshman year of high school can apply to serve as Counselors in training (CITs). CITs serve many of the same functions as Teen Counselors, but cannot be left alone while supervising an entire cabin or a large group of campers. Because of space and monetary constraints, we can accept only a few CITs. Applications and letters of reference are due by March 15 to the Extension Office. CITs will also be required to attend a training upon selection. Finally, we are recruiting adult volunteers. We need adults (over 18 years old) to serve as Adult Counselors. Adults must have one full year out of high school to attend as an Adult Counselor. Responsibilities may include teaching a class, supervising a cabin and/or helping at group activities and meal times. Adults must undergo a background check and attend a training prior to attending camp. If you have any questions concerning Shelby County 4-H Camp, please call the Extension Office.
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