Extension Office, Library have a fun-filled summer planned for local youth; Schedules show both indoor-outdoor activities...
Extension office staff & 4-H volunteers helping with three-day-camp at extension office
With twelve weeks of summer break in Lawrence County, this year, many parents are left wondering what to do with their children this summer. Between the Lawrence County Extension Office and the Lawrence County Library there is certainly plenty going on to keep children of all ages busy.
Both facilities will include a summer- full of fun of indoor/ outdoor activities, crafts, food and games.
Extension office staff & 4-H volunteers helping with three-day-camp at extension office Starting today through Thursday, May 15-17, 2012, the Extension Office is having a three day camp from 10am-2pm each of these days. As of today, 30 children attended, along with approximately 13 teen helpers, several adult 4-H volunteers, and the extension office staff. There are still two remaining days left of this week’s “three-day-summer camp” but parents should call, not necessarily to register children, but in order for the extension office to have an accurate head count for lunch. The camp is for Kindergarten aged through sixth grade and is free, including lunch.
Today, at camp, the children learned about nutrition, made homemade pizzas for their own lunch, played games, learned about livestock (chickens) and gardening with the use of raised beds, and prepped already existing beds. Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the children will again work with livestock, more specifically goats and rabbits. And Thursday, May 17, 2012, the livestock of “study” will be horses.
Next week, Horse Camp will be May 21-23, 2012,. This year’s Horse Camp will be held at Wallace Hill Farm, and the cost is $40 per child. The age categories for this event are: 6-8 years old, 9 & 10 year olds, and 11-13 year olds. For directions and registration, if there are openings, call the extension office.
The “Three-day Camp” will be offered again, June 5-7, 2012, 10a-2p and July 17-19, 2012, 10a-2p. Also, during these three-day-camps the children will have an opportunity to start projects to enter into the Kentucky State Fair. The projects available will be: photography (this week and again in the next two camps), sewing, cooking, and jewelry (the next two camps).
Regular 4-H Camp for ages 9 and above will be July 2-5, 2012. There are still “openings” for potential “campers”. The cost is $145 per camper. Please call the Extension office at, 606-673-9495 for information or registration for any of these events mentioned.
Lawrence Co. Library has summer of learning, fun planned
The Lawrence County Library will feature a summer program in June and July, this year, called “Dream Big.” These activities will span all ages and are FREE to all who participate. Starting June 12th at 1p the Lawrence County Library will begin their Teen Tuesdays. This year, the teens will write and publish their own stories into a hard bound book. This activity will be available each Tuesday in the month of June through July 17, 2012, at 1p. The teens will be given book-kits, use their own short story ideas to create a story(s) and do their own artwork.
On Wednesdays, starting June 13- 27 and starting again, on July 11 & 18 at 11a, the Library will have Work-Out-Wednesdays. This will be based on physical activities such as Yoga, Aerobics, and etc. While the music will be geared towards the youth, all ages, including adults are welcome.
Library schedule for the rest of the “Dream Big” summer program is as follows: