Media Release

4H Summer Day Camps

Friday, May 30, 2008 1:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL  - The Alachua County Extension Office is pleased to announce its lineup of 4H Summer Day Camps.  These camps are available to non-4H members.

Day Camp Schedule:

  • The Junior Master Gardeners: June 16th-20th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ages 8 - 10, cost: $25.  Registration deadline: June 12th.  Discover the pleasure and beauty of our plant world.  Make your own stepping-stone and container garden.  Learn about bugs, plants and more at this fun summer day camp.
  • 4-H Fish Camp: June 26th-27th, from 8 a.m. to noon, ages: 8 and up, cost $5.  Registration deadline: June 20th.  Catch and release fishing and fish identification at the UF/IFAS Fisheries Department.
  • Intergenerational Cultural Arts - Pine Needle Basket Weaving: July 1st-3rd, from 1 pm to 4 pm, ages 11 & up, cost $4.  Registration deadline: June 20th.  Learn how to make pine needle baskets, a cultural art that has been around for generations.
  • Gingerbread House Workshop: July 14th-17th, from 9 a.m. to noon, ages 10 and up, cost $12.  Registration deadline: July 3rd.  Learn how to build a gingerbread house from scratch.  Limited to 10.
  • Fun with Drawing: July 28th-29th, 9 a.m. to noon, ages: 8-13, cost $5 per person.  Registration deadline: July 18th.  Beginner's class focuses on drawing the human face.
  • Crafty Kids Workshop: July 30th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages eight and up, cost: $15. Registration deadline: July 18th.  Round robin craft activities will keep you hopping.  Supplies, snacks, and lunch included.
  • Beginner Sewing: August 11th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  August 12th, from 9 a.m. to noon, ages 8 -11, cost: $15.  Registration deadline: August 1st.  Kick off a love of sewing and quilting.  Cost includes pillow supplies, snacks, and lunch the first day.
  • Fashion Revue Camp: August 12th, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Aug 13th and 14th,  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 12 and up, cost: $15. Register by August 1st.  Intermediate to advanced sewing & clothing construction.  Cost includes snacks, lunches and some supplies.  Students provide their own sewing machines, fabric, patterns, and  notions.  Limited number of sewing machines available on first come first serve basis.

For more information, or to get a registration form, contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352-955-2402 or visit  Space is limited so register early.





  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).