Come To 4-H Camp

June  2015 at Camp Derricotte in Cuivre River State Park

Dear 4-H Family,

It is time to sign up for 4-H Camp! Camp will be held June  at Camp Derricotte in Cuivre River State Park near Troy. All 4-H members 8-14 are encouraged to attend.  Campers will participate in fun activities including making crafts, exploring hands-on activities, swimming, playing games and singing fun songs, meeting new friends, learning about our environment, and more. All the while campers will be developing social skills and building confidence in their ability to take care of themselves. Add traditional camp ceremonies to the mixture, and you have the perfect recipe for summer fun!

Campers will stay in cabins with other kids about the same age. This allows campers to stay in a cabin with their friends. Daytime activity groups (color groups to experienced campers) will be divided by age as well. That will allow kids to stay with their friends all day, and still meet other kids in the county that share their interests. All of the campers will be together for evening activities, meals, and special programs.

Our camp will have only Franklin and Gasconade County 4-Hers and their friends.  Because we will have extra room we will allow non-4-H members to attend camp. That means your child can invite their best friend or friends who are not in 4-H to come to camp with them (even if they do not live in Gasconade or Franklin County).

The Franklin County 4-H Council provides buses to take our members to camp. The buses will leave from, and return to, the JC Penny parking lot. Departure and return times will be detailed, along with a list of items campers should bring with them, in a follow-up letter closer to camp time. (The bus usually leaves at 12:30 p.m. and returns at noon.) Camp Derricotte facilities include a full size swimming pool and comfortable cabins with showers and restrooms in the cabin. Campers are supervised by our county 4-H Staff, Franklin County 4-H teens, Camp Cabin Advisors, and our camp staff, including a health aide, and two certified lifeguards. The camp fee is $80 if registration is received or postmarked by May 1, or $100 if the registration is received or postmarked between May 2 and May 15. After May 15 we can only take a registration if another camper cancels. Please note you can drop your camp forms and payment in the locked mail box in the front of the Franklin County Extension Office at any time.

If your young person wishes to attend camp, simply complete the Registration and Health Form and return it, along with a check for $80.00 (made out to "Franklin County Extension Council". I encourage 4-H members to register early. Forms are due by May 1 for the $80 rate, and May 15 for the $100 rate. Send your forms today. After the May 15 deadline, we can put you on a waiting list in case an opening occurs. Please register only one child per form. The form may be copied.

Please note that special financial arrangements can be made for families sending more than one child, or those who have other financial hardships.  This can range from allowing payment over time to partial scholarships.  Please contact Jenny Wallach or Dave Hileman, and we will do what we can to assure your child has the opportunity to experience 4-H Camp.  The same offers may also be available for your child's friend who is not a 4H member.  Please do not let the cost determine whether your child comes to camp without checking with us first.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about 4-H Camp.

Phone:  636-583-5141

E-mail: Dave Hileman: hilemand@missouri.edu  or Jenny Wallach: wallachv@missouri.edu

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