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Henrico 4-H opens registration for summer day camps for youth

Henrico 4-H is accepting registrations for five summer day camps that will help youth have fun while learning about agriculture, health, animal science, STEM subjects and dessert decorating.

The camps are open to youth ages 9 through 13, as of Sept. 30, 2021. The cost to participate is $30. Details are as follows:

  • Agriculture Alive Camp: Dig into the world of agriculture. Explore such topics as fruits, vegetables, flowers, farm life, animals and more. Enjoy nature walks, water activities and crafts. Sessions will be held in person from 8 a.m. to noon June 21-24 at the Twin Hickory Park Recreation Center, 5011 Twin Hickory Road.
  • Your Health Rocks! Camp: Gain confidence and communication skills to make responsible decisions and resist risky behaviors. Practice mindfulness, yoga and breathing techniques as well as make healthy snacks and stress-reducing crafts. Sessions will be held in person from 8 a.m. to noon June 28-July 1 in the demonstration kitchen of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.
  • Animal Science Adventures Camp: Discover the uniqueness of animals. Explore and interact with animals, investigate diseases that affect them and learn how to care for animals. Sessions will be held in person from 8 a.m. to noon July 12-15 at the Twin Hickory Park Recreation Center, 5011 Twin Hickory Road.
  • Mission STEM Camp: Be a scientist and an engineer. Imagine, plan, create and experiment through computer science, chemistry, rocketry, biology and more. Take the challenge to explore Mars Base Camp, using the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math). Sessions will be held in person from 8 a.m. to noon July 19-22 at the Twin Hickory Park Recreation Center, 5011 Twin Hickory Road.
  • Dessert Decorating Camp: Learn to ice cakes and cupcakes, fill desserts and use food coloring. Get tips for other decorating techniques, chocolate work and more. Sessions will be held virtually at 2 p.m. July 6, 9, 13 and 15. Participants also will have access to videos to guide them.

Registrations for the in-person and virtual camps are being accepted online. Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received. More information on the 4-H clubs is online.

 
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