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Register for 4-H Summer Camps by April 1 for Early Bird Discount

4-H Camp -- Just 4 You!

3/18/2009

AMES, Iowa -- With spring in the air, now is the perfect time for thoughts of the Iowa 4-H Center and summer camp, particularly when campers can receive an early bird discount if they register by April 1.

Camp registrations postmarked by April 1 will receive the early bird discount — $20 for full-week camps and $10 for half-week camps — said camp program specialist Traci Haselhuhn. Discounts also are available for multiple siblings and 4-H members.

“Summer camp at the Iowa 4-H Center is a great deal, even without the discount,” Haselhuhn said. “Kids of all ages, abilities and interests can find a camp that’s just right. You don’t have to be a 4-H member to participate in these camp experiences.”

The Iowa 4-H Center offers age-appropriate activities to help youth master skills in a wide variety of interests, including a climbing wall, high ropes, zip lines, a team challenge course, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, creek walks, outdoor cooking and camping skills, GPS, nature exploration, fishing, archery, air rifles, arts and crafts, drama, and sports. Campers can choose to focus their time on one topic or try a little bit of everything the camp offers.

The 2009 camp brochure and registration information are available on the Web at www.iowa4hcamp.com.

“You can register online or you can download and print a paper registration form to register via U.S. mail or fax,” Haselhuhn said.

Scholarships are available from the Iowa 4-H Foundation for campers with financial need, and applications are due May 1, Haselhuhn added. “To apply for a scholarship, contact your ISU Extension county office. If you are unsure how to reach your local office, call (515) 795-3338.”

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Contacts :

Traci Haselhuhn, Iowa 4-H Center, (515) 795-3338, tracidh@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu