The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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June 12, 2014

Applications accepted for county 4-H camps

FAYETTEVILLE — Are you looking for ways to get your kids out of the house? Are they looking for ways to hang out with their friends, have fun, and maybe learn while they’re at it?

Look no further than your local 4-H camps this summer. Attending a week of 4-H camp is a great learning experience for a young person. Space if filling up fast, but you can still register for one of the summer camps for 2014.

4-H Drama Day Camp

Campers will explore the theater as was seen in the days of vaudeville through drama, art, puppetry, and other performing arts. The week will culminate in a real vaudeville show. No performance experience is necessary.

Where: Whipple Company Store & Museum, 7485 Okey L. Patteson Road (Hwy 612), Scarbro

Time: June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily; June 28 will be a special friends and family performance (time TBA)

Cost: $40 (includes all camp classes, snacks, a T-shirt, and special performance Saturday, June 28)

Ages: Completed kindergarten through high school

Lunch: Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch daily. Lunches should be non-perishable.

4-H membership: You do not have to be a member of a 4-H club to attend. Camp registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.

4-H Overnight Camp

4-H camp is a fun, safe and educational week long residential camp experience sponsored by Fayette County 4-H and the WVU Extension Service in which youth learn life skills, meet new friends and experience a variety of educational and fun sessions. Youth learn to master new skills, build teamwork, interact with other youth, and build positive relationships with caring adults.

When: July 7-11

Where: Fayette County Park, Beckwith

Cost: $75 or $50 if qualified for free or reduced meals

Who can attend camp? Age requirement is 9 years old with third grade completion through age 18.

Learn more by contacting Andrea Mender at West Virginia University Extension Service, Fayette County, at 304-574-4253 or

Interested in coming to camp? Download the registration form at


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