Get Ready
for 4-H Electric Camp!

The 2008 4-H Electric Camp is scheduled for June 24-27. The camp is for 4-H members who are in the 6th and 7th grades as of January 1, 2008. Electric Camp is designed for 4-H’ers who have NOT previously attended. There is no return participation. Members do not have to be enrolled in the electric project to attend the camp.

Electric Camp is a fun-filled, rewarding adventure in electricity held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The camp will feature learning centers staffed by electric utility professionals. Each learning center will use hands-on activities that allow the 4-H members to learn by doing. Previous electric camps have received rave reviews from the 4-H members, leaders and Extension staff that have attended.

“The focus of the 4-H Electric Camp is to improve young people’s knowledge of electricity, energy conservation, alternative energy sources, electronics, computer applications and electrical safety” said Mike Buschermohle, a professor in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department. “They develop a better understanding of the important role electricity plays in their lives plus they have a lot of fun and they get to make many new friends from across the state.”

The cost for the 2008 4-H Electric Camp will be $140. This fee includes the cost of meals, lodging, field trips, insurance, programs, etc. Transportation fees are covered by members of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association.

Steve Sutton
Extension Specialist Youth Development

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