Central State University Extension hosting series of in-person and virtual 4-H camps
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host a series of free in-person and virtual 4-H camps throughout the summer focusing on activities that engage participants in science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math.
“Our 4-H S.T.E.A.M. Youth Development programs provide education that create youth pathways to success in the areas of individual and group projects; local and county fairs; state and national trips; science fairs; and a variety of day, week, weekend, and resident camps,” says CSUE 4-H Program Leader Dr. Prosper Doamekpor. “These program areas are all aligned with the 4-H mission mandates; citizenship, healthy living, and science. These program areas compliment the 4-H focus areas of head, heart, hands, and health to provide youth diverse opportunities for development of their social, citizenship, leadership, and critical thinking skills through the world of science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math.”
CSUE’s Discovery Day Camp is designed for rising third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students and offers hands-on activities focused on technology, engineering, agriculture, and math, as well as 4-H youth development activities, he adds.
The day camp will be held (in-person) at CSU Xenia, 334 S. Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 29, June 30 and July 1.
For those who need remote activities or who are unable to attend in person they may choose to sign up for “Camp In a Bag Activities” in Lou of in-person camps. All camp activities will also be offered as a “Camp in a Bag.”
The camp will repeat July 27, 28 and 29 at CSU Dayton, 334 Germantown St., Dayton.
CSUE’s Seed to Bloom Ag-STEM Virtual Institute offers activities, experiments, projects and field experiences for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. All activities align with nationally recognized 4-H programs, Dr. Doamekpor says.
The camp will be held virtually from July 12 to 16 and repeat on July 19 to 23.
Designed for high school students, the CSUE Research and Extension Apprentice Program (R.E.A.P.) engages participants with the latest technological advances in agriculture, life sciences, family and consumer science, as well as management and human development.
The camp will be held virtually from July 12 to 23.
“4-H not only teaches hands-on experiences for participants but also life skills no matter that their future plans,” Dr. Doamekpor says. “The lessons and experiences are so much more than just what the campers learn. Social and leadership skills can be developed that transfer into all aspects of life.”