With summer break just around the corner, the Fayette County 4-H is already preparing for an awesome week of camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.
Camp offers current 5th-graders and 6th-graders the chance to spend a week hiking, swimming, learning, playing, and having the time of their life. The camp is located just outside of Eatonton on a prehistoric Native American site, home of the legendary Rock Eagle mound. The camp operates using a Native American theme, so campers are divided into three tribes to compete for the coveted tribal shield.
Counselors from colleges around the state lead activities, play games, cheer, teach classes, and even bring the campers chocolate milk at bedtime.
Every day is packed full of exciting activities including swimming, sliding down the giant waterslide, hiking, making smoothies in healthy lifestyles classes, playing sports, canoeing, and flying down the zipline. The fun doesn’t slow down when the sun sets, and campers may go on a night hike, attend the nation dance, dive in the pool at a night swim, or watch the famous variety show put on by the counselors. The highlight of the week is the colorful pageant, where counselors dress up and act out the beautiful legend of the great Rock Eagle mound.
A camp video is available at www.ugaextension.com/fayette/4H/ under camp on the right menu.
Fayette County will be headed to Rock Eagle July 6 -10. The cost is $344, which covers transportation to and from Rock Eagle, meals in the brand new dining hall, insurance, accommodations in air conditioned cabins, and all activities.
Registration will be held Saturday, March 7 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Office in the Stonewall Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue, Suite 210, Fayetteville. Space is limited and spots are assigned on a first come first served basis. A deposit of $172 by check, cash, or credit card is due with the registration form.
To request a form or get more information about camp, call 770-305-5412 ext. 7 or visit www.ugaextension.com/fayette/4H/.