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4-H Summer Activities For Youth and Adults

Article Date: 
17 June, 2011 (All day)



Summer 4-H will be in the parks, at the courthouse, and the fairgrounds.

 The Morgan County Parks that will be hosting “4-H in the Park” include: Riverside, Mountain Green Bowery, Croydon, Milton and Porterville. The activities will be Wednesdays, June 22, 29, July 6, and 13, from 9 am to 10 am. Those ages 8 or older (those 3-7 yrs may attend if accompanied by an adult) are free to participate and no registration required. Activities will include crafts, games, patriotic activities and more.

“4-H is often for the youth, these activities encourage families to come participate together,” said Amanda Horrocks, Morgan County USU Extension Agent.

“It’s getting out and having fun in the park. The activities are early enough, they [the participants] can stay and play and maybe bring their lunch . . . have a picnic,” explained Cindy Mikesell, 4-H in the Park Coordinator.

“We still have a need for more volunteers for these park activities,’ mentioned both Horrocks and Mikesell.

The 4-H Summer Day Camps have already started. The the day camps include the following:

Money Camp (for middle school age participants)was June 8th.

Sewing Camp (boys & girls 8 years and up) is June 20-23, times:

9 am to Noon: Sewing Travel Camp for 3rd -5th grades

1pm to 4pm: Sewing Recycled Camp for 6th -8th grades

Cooking Camp  is July 6 & 7, times:

9am-Noon: Bread sculptures and Freezer Bag cooking (3rd- 6th grades)

1pm-4pm: Dutch Oven Cooking(7th-12th grades) 

Cake & Cupcake Decorating Camp is July 8, times:

9am-12pm: (3rd-6th grades)

1pm-4pm: (7th-12th grades)

These events will be primarily held at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.  Youth must be enrolled in 4-H to participate in these day camps. Space is limited. Cost will vary, depending on the camp. For more information call 801-829-3472. The 4-H Livestock Shows and the County Fair Exhibits at the Morgan County Fairgrounds are coming up soon and will be contributing to the busy Summer. Schedules for all the various events are available at the Morgan County USU Extension office.

 There are also opportunities for adults.  There will be a monthly series presented by the local extension office “Teaching Children Money Management” The series will be on June 23rd in the courthouse auditorium at 7:00 pm.  The cost is $2 at the door or $1 payed 24 hours in advance.

The guest speaker for this series is Melanie Jewkes, USU Extension Professor in Salt Lake County.  She will suggest ways of teaching children how to earn, spend, borrow, share, and save. There will also be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, please call 801-829-3472.