The Trumbull County 4-H program is hosting a summer camp from July 31 – August 6 and all youth are invited to attend.  The summer camp will be held at Camp Whitewood in Ashtabula County and campers do not need to be 4-H members – all youth age 9-14 years old are encouraged to attend.
Campers will experience a week of activities focused on the theme: “It’s a Jungle at Camp Whitewood”.  Campers will do Deep Into the Jungle and participate in campfires, go on a Safari Hunt and find clues to a scavenger hunt, participate in the Jungle Jiggy and learn new games and dances, get a visit from Jungle Terry and get involved in the Jungle Splash, an afternoon of water games.  Campers will go on hikes and learn about animal and plant life, learn about shooting sports, do hands-on craft activities, learn how to canoe, and there will be plenty of time to go swimming.  Campers will also have an opportunity to go outposting, which is sleeping outdoors in a small tent and making their own dinner and breakfast.
For parents, camp means children will reside in cabins with 10-12 other children and two trained teenage counselors.  Camp is managed by OSU Extension staff, trained volunteers, and permanent camp staff.  A nurse is on duty the entire week.  Campers will also receive nutritious and tasty meals and plenty of snacks.  Parents can also send care packages to their campers from the camp store.  Finally, parents are invited back on the last day (August 6) to share a pancake breakfast with their children before packing up and heading home.
Does camp sound like something you are interested in?  Trumbull County 4-H Camp will be held July 31 – August 6 at Camp Whitewood, located in Windsor, OH (Ashtabula County).  Cost for camp this year is $230, which includes three meals a day and a snack prepared in accordance with sound nutritional guidelines, lodging in cabins with bunk beds, restrooms with flush toilets & showers near by, and activities and crafts.  Registration applications can be obtained from the OSU Extension Office, located at 520 W. Main St. Suite 1 in Cortland, 44410, (330) 638-6783 or by going online to F 4-H Youth Development F 4-H Camp.  Registration applications and a $100 deposit are due July 18th.  Registrations will also be accepted after July 18th; however a late fee will be assessed.
Remember in 4-H we are here to make the best better.  4-H Camp Whitewood is a great way to make the best better for you and your child; because, camp gives kids a world of good!!