Polk County 4-H members participate in 4-h summer camp programs

Posted 8/20/19

By Greg Paxton, Extension Agent and Director

4-H members from across Polk County used part of their summer vacation enjoying the great outdoors at 4-H Summer Camp. 

4-H Country Road Trip …

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Polk County 4-H members participate in 4-h summer camp programs

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By Greg Paxton, Extension Agent and Director
4-H members from across Polk County used part of their summer vacation enjoying the great outdoors at 4-H Summer Camp. 
4-H Country Road Trip was the theme for the Polk County Jr. 4-H camp which was held June 10 through 13 at Camp McCroy in Polk County.
4-H members in grades fourth through 12th from across the county enjoyed a camp full of exciting activities. 
Campers enjoyed camp activities such as field events, sports, crafts, and project classes and just hanging out with friends.  
Campers took a road trip to the Trail of Tears Memorial in Meigs County and learned about Cherokee history and the Tail of Tears afterward the campers enjoyed a trip to Super Fly in Chattanooga. 
• June 19 through 21 was the Adventures in Appalachia camp.  Campers from Polk, Bradley and Rhea counties learned hands on skills such as archery, building rockets, birds of prey environment, and healthy snacks and firing a riffle safely.  Camper also enjoyed crafts and team building activities.
•  Summer ended with a new 4-H camp. 4H2O camp was about our most important resource _ water.  Campers from Polk, McMinn, Murray and Whitfield counties enjoyed a three-dayscamp about water.   Campers enjoyed educational centers on stream wildlife, building a watershed, water cycle and more.  4H2O campers enjoyed a field trip to the Ocoee Whitewater Center and the Basin Museum. 
Highlights of this year 4-H summer camps are shown.
               

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