4-H camp coming soon

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Fayette County 4-H is already preparing for a week of 4-H summer camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. This camp offers current fifth- and sixth-graders the chance to spend a week hiking, swimming, learning, playing, and having the time of their lives.

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 3 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 and summer” on the right menu.  

Fayette County will be headed to Rock Eagle July 4-8. The full cost of camp is $350, which covers transportation to and from Rock Eagle, meals in the brand new dining hall, insurance, accommodations in air conditioned cabins, and all activities.

To register, bring a deposit of $175 by check, cash, or credit card along with the registration form to the Fayette County Extension Office weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.   Registration forms are available online or in person. Contact the Fayette County Extension office at 770-305-5412×7 or online at www.ugaextension.com/fayette/4H/.