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4-H and Youth
Think summer and register for 4-H camp
Get outside and start the adventure of a lifetime at 4-H Memorial Camp. Live in cabins. Hike. Swim. Boat. Make crafts. Climb rocks. Make new friends. 4-H Memorial Camp offers a quality summer camp experience. 4-H Memorial Summer Camp is open to all youth ages 8 - 16 years. 4-H members and those new to
4-H are welcome.
Adventure awaits you at every turn at 4-H Memorial Camp. Every day is packed with activities that will challenge you to try new and exciting things. Best of all, you get to choose the activities you like the most! Meeting new friends is one of the best parts of camp. Each cabin holds 8 campers and 1 counselor. Bathhouses located near each cabin have hot showers. Our famous family-style meals are served in a large dining hall.
There's non-stop action in waterfront programs, arts and crafts, nature programs, and recreational sports and games. There's lots to do: swimming, canoeing, rock wall climbing, leather tooling, fishing, orienteering, volleyball, basketball, softball, archery, the team challenge course, and more! Dozens of learning projects are also offered each week, such as model rocketry, flower arranging, geo-caching, electricity, cooking, dance, music, drama, and photography. Evening programs include campfires, games, skits, songs, campouts, and a big dance.
Week 1: June 3-7 (Sunday thru Thursday)
Week 2: June 10-14 (Sunday thru Thursday)
Week 3: June 17-21 (Sunday thru Thursday)
Week 4: July 1-July 4 (Sunday thru Wednesday, 4 day camp)
Arrival time is 2-3 p.m. on first day.
Departure time is 3 p.m. on last day.
Explore life as a college student while you’re still in high school!
Imagine getting to work alongside university professors while you're still in HIGH SCHOOL! Imagine getting to hang out on a college campus. Imagine spending four days with kids your age from all across Illinois. That's what happens at Illini Summer Academies, so stop imagining it and just do it! This program offers teens the opportunity to explore the University of Illinois campus and many degree programs and careers. Illini Summer Academies is open to ANY Illinois youth who is currently in 8th to 12th grade.
The Academies will be Sunday, June 24 - through Thursday, June 28 at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus. Check online at: go.illinois.edu/illini4h for scholarship and registration information. Registration should open March 1.
Get cash to help improve your community
Looking for funding support to conduct community service outreach in your community? Farm Credit Illinois is ready to help Illinois 4-H clubs and FFA chapters bring positive and visible change to Illinois communities! Fifty $400 Community Improvement Grants are available. Clubs must be located in one of the 60 central and southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Illinois. Check if your club is eligible and apply today at farmcreditIL.com. The deadline is Feb. 28.
Featured 4-H Programs-Talkington 4-H Club in Sangamon County celebrates 85 years!
Many laughs and memories were shared by all those who attended. Reminiscing as everyone looked through scrapbooks and enjoyed cake and punch...and it's not a 4-H celebration without recreation, so everyone enjoyed some Christmas games too!
Sangamon-Menard 4-H Federation
Sangamon-Menard 4-H Federation members had a great time at the College & Career Conference at Illinois State University! Special thank you to the McLean County 4-H staff for hosting this event! Federation members learned about what careers are available and how to prepare to enter college, trade school or the workforce.