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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Email: uie-jsw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

News Release

4-H Summer Camp – Change Your Child’s Life!

Registration for 4-H Camp 2018 is open! 4-H Camp is set for June 11-15, 2018 at Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center, LOMC in Oregon, IL. Sign up today to get your child in on all of the amazing fun! 

4-H Camp is a five-day, four-night residential camping experience that is conducted cooperatively by University of Illinois Extension staff in Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago Counties and the professional staff at LOMC. 

Historically, parents have sent their children to 4-H Camp for a variety of reasons: to have fun, to make new friends, to develop new skills, to be physically active and to appreciate nature. 4-H Camp is about way more than one week of fun. Sending your child to 4-H Camp will allow them to create memories they will carry with them through adulthood. 4-H camp teaches youth to make good decisions, build their self-confidence, become independent and gain the ability to work well with others. These skills will help youth develop into strong adult leaders. In addition, 4-H camp counselors devote much of their personal time to ensure today’s campers have the same great experience they did as children.

Campers at 4-H Camp will check-in from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018, and checkout from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018. During camp week, youth will engage in a variety of activities designed to challenge, educate and entertain. Two or three free-choice periods will be offered daily and will include options such as hiking, shooting sports, arts and crafts, canoeing, team building challenges, zip-lining, swimming, and more. Evening activities will be provided by the 4-H camp counselors and include campfires, a games night and a dance. It is guaranteed to be a blast!

4-H Camp is open to ALL boys and girls, ages 8-14 by June 11, 2018.  4-H membership is not required; however, all participants will be expected to comply with the same high behavior standards expected of 4-H’ers. Youth need to be interested and excited to have a week of outdoor fun, away from television and technology.

Cost is $300 for 4-H members and $320 for non-4-H members until March 1. After that date, the price goes up $20.00. All camp fees must be paid in full by May 21, 2018.  Download a camper application on-line at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or you can register online at http://go.illinois.edu/4HSummerCamp. You may also call an office near you: Jo Daviess County at 815-858-2273; Ogle County Extension at 815-732-2191; or Stephenson Counties at 815-235-4125. Slots for boys and girls cabins will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

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About 4-H: Illinois 4-H strives to help youth learn skills for living. The University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to impact the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs, groups and short-term programming.

Source: Jackie de Batista, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, jbatista@illinois.edu

Local Contact: Alex Burbach, Program Coordinator - Jo Daviess County, aburbach@illinois.edu