- Last Updated on 07:58 AM 08/07/12
- BY Special to the Gazette
On July 1, many youth received a sad call from the Halifax County 4-H office.
Due to a power outage at the W.E. Skelton4-H Educational Center, 4-H junior camp had to be cancelled.
Once full refunds were issued, 4-H Agent Sonya Furgurson began working on a plan that would allow her 4-H’ers to experience some form of summer camp.
The work has paid off.
Now, 4-H’ers ages 9-13 will be “Soaring to New Heights” at Staunton River State Park while participating in a patriotic themed one-day camp to be held Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Volunteers from the community came forward to offer their support by teaching classes such as geocaching, stewardship, hypertufas, archery and canoeing. Each of the teachers will embed citizenship and stewardship into the programming.
In the afternoon campers will swim, have a free recreation time, tie-dye pillowcases, and have a mock deployment with the Virginia National Guard and Operation: Military Kids.
The evening will close with a traditional 4-H campfire. Lunch and dinner for the youth will be provided by the USDA Summer Feeding Program and Operation New Vision.
Transportation will be provided from the Halifax County High School. Buses will leave the Halifax County High School bus parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. The cost for this camp is $35.
Registration is open through Thursday for youth ages 9-13.