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Youth Camp Focuses on the Environment

Summer is coming and parents are looking for fresh ways to keep their kids active once school is out. Calvert County 4-H has you covered! Outdoor Discovery Camp registration is now open for youth, ages 8-18. They don’t have to be 4-H members to attend and, like all 4-H programs, this camp is open to everyone. The day camp is a favorite annual event and this year looks to be as mucky, dirty and exhilarating as ever.

The focus of the August 5-9, 2019 camp is appreciation of the natural environment with hands-on, science-based activities and outdoor adventures. Each day, from 9 am to 4 pm, a variety of educators from the University of Maryland will offer instruction about our Southern Maryland water, lands and living resources. They will visit a variety of different habitats from meadows to forests to the Patuxent River. Campers will learn about GIS mapping, insects, soils, native plants, and forestry. Other activities planned include visiting the Marine Museum, environmentally themed art projects, and swimming.

Register your child at https://extension.umd.edu/events/mon-2019-08-05-0900-calvert-4-h-chesapeake-outdoor-discovery-camp or call the UME Calvert County office for more information, 410-535-3662. Early Bird Registration costs $175 per camper and ends June 10, 2019. Final Registration cost is $200 per camper and ends June 15, 2019. On-line credit card payment is available. But don’t wait too long as space is limited.

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