4-H'ers to Attend 4-H Electric Camp

Over 235 youth representing counties from across Tennessee will attend UT Extension’s 4-H Electric Camp in Knoxville, June 24-27.

Delegates to the four-day event at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville will explore the world of energy, electricity and the basic sciences through fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences.

“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 with UT Extension. “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.”

In addition to learning about electricity and other basic sciences, the conference will feature recreational activities on campus, “The Magic of Chemistry” presented by Al Hazari, “Watt is Electricity” by Ben Roy and an afternoon at Dollywood.

The 4-H Electric Camp is made possible through a unique partnership established between UT Extension; the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and its statewide member cooperatives; the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association and its municipal power system members from across the state; TVA; and other industry donors.

The 4-H program is the youth development component of UT Extension and is also the state’s largest youth organization. With more than 184,500 members statewide, 4-H is available to young people in every Tennessee county.

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