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4-H Summer Camp

4-H Summer Camp
June 5-9, 2017
Camp Timpoochee, Niceville

4750 Timpoochee Ln, Niceville, FL 32578

Join us at 4-H Camp Timpoochee!

Address: 4750 Timpoochee Ln, Niceville, FL 32578

Important Dates:

  • April 28 – All Camp Counselor and Counselor in Training Applications Due by 4:30 pm to 4-H office
  • May 2 – All Summer Camp scholarship applications due by 4:30pm to 4-H office
  • May 23– SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION AND ALL FEES DUE (cash or check only – make checks payable to Escambia County 4-H Foundation with youth’s name in memo line)
  • May 22, 3:30 – 6:30 pm – MANDATORY summer camp counselor training
  • May 23, 6:00-7:00pm – Summer Camp Mandatory Parent meeting – If you are a parent who has a youth registered for camp this summer, we will answer all your questions and you can meet our teen counselors.
  • June 5-9 – CAMP!! 4750 Timpoochee Ln, Niceville, FL 32578
    • Campers should check-in on Monday at 7:30 AM at the Langley Bell 4-H Center
    • Pick up at Langley Bell 4-H Center, anticipated return time Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

FIND THE CAMP REGISTRATION FORM AND A LINK TO REQUIRED FORMS FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Who can go?

Any youth age 8-13. No need to be a 4-Her to camp with us.

Youth age 14-18 can apply to be counselors or counselors in training! (see below on how to apply)

How do I sign up?

Register with the Escambia County 4-H office with your $50 non-refundable deposit.

2017 camp fees are $238 for the week. Campers with financial need or that receive free or reduced lunches can complete an eligibility/application form to receive a reduced camp fee (approximately $30 reduction).

Please make all checks payable to Escambia County 4-H Foundation with the camper’s name in the memo line.

Scholarship Opportunities:

The Escambia County 4-H Foundation has generously donated money to help cover some costs.

The Home and Consumer Education group has set up a scholarship fund. Any youth can apply for assistance with by completing the application and returning to the 4-H office by May 2.

HCE Application: HCE Camp Scholarship App_2017

Military youth can submit a request to receive assistance for summer camp through the

4-H Military Partnership through application: Escambia County 4-H Scholarship Application

What do I receive with my camp fees?

– Transportation to and from camp

– Four days and five nights in 8-10 person climate controlled cabins with trained counselors

– Three healthy meals a day prepared by Food Safety staff

– Camp t-shirt

– Daily snack from the camp canteen

– Amazing amounts of fun!

What is 4-H Camp Timpoochee?

Camp Timpoochee serves the University of Florida IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program by providing outdoor adventures, trained camp staff, supervisory counselors, and a week of fun in a safe and positive environment full of fun and challenge.

Located in Niceville, FL, Camp Timpoochee has access to both fresh and saltwater for fun and learning. Skills that all kids and adults need, such as getting along with others, consideration for those around you and doing your part, will be experienced at camp. Campers assume full responsibility for their cabin and compete for the daily clean cabin award as well as help with dining room chores and general camp chores in a team atmosphere.

We are dedicated to bringing rewarding events and activities for Escambia County youth to participate in as they learn by doing.

What will it be like?

Each day campers can choose what type of group activities they will participate in.

Kayaking, swimming, and archery are just some of the activities youth can participate in while at camp. They will join these “track” groups as well as have county time each day where county staff coordinate the activity.

Free time allows campers to choose other activities such as volleyball, basketball, and softball. Nature trails, open air pavilions, activity fields are available for other activities and games.

At night, campers participate in group activities. Campfires, talent nights, skit performances, and an end of camp party help campers to bond with one another while sharing and participating in entertainment for one another.

At the heart, 4-H summer camp is an educational experience stocked full of engaged learning.

Be a Camp Counselor!

Youth age 14-18 can serve as a counselor in training for first time campers or as a returning counselor. As a counselor you will develop life and leadership skills, make a positive impact on younger youth as well as earn community service hours.

If you are interested in becoming a counselor please fill out a camp counselor application and return to a 4-H agent in person, by mail, or by email.

If you applied to be a camp counselor or counselor in training for Camp TImpoochee this summer, please save the date for June 21. If selected, you will need to be available then from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm we will have counselor training at Langley Bell. We’ll have pizza, fun and shenanigans while you train. Expect an email for more details.

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Camp Registration Form_2017

Camp Forms – THESE FORMS MUST BE RETURNED IN ORDER TO ATTEND CAMP

Florida 4-H Camp Forms

Returning Counselor Application_2017

New Counselor-CIT Application_2017

HCE Camp Scholarship App_2017

Also check out our summer DAY camps!

Day camp and workshop information can be found at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/day-camps/

For more information call 850-475-5230 email bestevez@ufl.edu or stop by the    4-H office at 3730 Stefani Road.

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