Area youth, ages 8-11, will have the chance to learn about gardening, play great games and prepare some amazing foods during this free, one-day camp, called “Fitness, Fun & Food.”
Two different dates and locations will be offered: Tuesday, June 19, in Newport at the WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension Office at 227-A S. Garden Ave., and Wednesday, June 20, at the Elk Park, 40500 North Elk-Camden Road in Elk. The camps will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch is provided and a free afternoon barbecue, prepared by the campers for their families, will follow at 4:15 p.m.
All activities will be taught by the Pend Oreille County 4-H Teen Group and supervised by Extension staff. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate in all the fun. The day camp is free, but you must call the WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension Office at 1-509-447-2401 to register. Information packets and permission slips will be mailed a few days prior to the camps.
The camp is part of the YA4-H (Youth Advocates for Health) Program, funded by the Wal-Mart Foundation and the National 4-H Council, and is designed to train local teenagers about nutrition and healthy living, who then, in turn, teach the concepts to elementary aged youth. If you have teens who may be interested in participating in future camps, please call the Extension Office.