Georgia 4-H is gearing up for the statewide summer camping program. The program, one of the largest in the country, has camps across the state in Dahlonega, Atlanta, Eatonton, Tybee Island and Jekyll Island.
In Dahlonega, Camp Wahsega campers learn about mountain life, conservation and environmental issues. They learn about rock climbing, team building and crafts.
At Camp Truett-Fulton, the program focuses on urban issues, landscapes and opportunities.
Camp Jekyll and Camp Tybee campers explore marine life, conservation and coastal history.
At Rock Eagle, the flagship of the camping program, students divide into tribes and learn about the early inhabitants of the area. They take a range of classes including ecology, snakes, archery, canoeing and Indian lore.
To find out when and where your county 4-H'ers are going to camp this year, call your county Extension Service office.
Photos: Georgia 4-H
(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)