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2016 4-H summer camp set at Camp Timpoochee

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Eye M.D. of Niceville

Do you need something fun and educational for your child to do this summer? The Okaloosa County Extension Office has a suggestion for you – Camp Timpoochee.

Camp Timpoochee, located in Niceville on the Choctawhatchee Bay, is the site for 4-H Camp for Okaloosa County. The 2016 camp for Okaloosa will be July 11-15 and offers several activities for one week.

Campers will engage in many opportunities including kayaking, snorkeling, robotics, marine science and campfire activities. Campers also enjoy other activities promoting leadership and teamwork.

Camp Timpoochee offers friendships, life skills, team building skills and a great week of fun and memories that your child won’t forget.

Registration packets and a $50 deposit are due by July 1, 2016. Full payment is due no later than 4 p.m. on July 8, 2016. There are only 40 spots available and are on a first come basis.

Camp registration packets are available at the Okaloosa County 4-H Extension Office, 3098 Airport Road in Crestview or online at http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu.

The cost this year for camp is $200 for all campers that are 4-H members and $220 for non-members. This fee includes meals for 5 days, lodging, a t-shirt, snack every day and all camp activities for the week.

4-H is the official youth development organization of the University of Florida IFAS Extension Program as well as each land grant university across the United States.

Through America’s land-grant universities and its Cooperative Extension System, 4-H reaches every corner of our nation—from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. With a network of more than 6 million youth, 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals and more than 25 million alumni, 4-H helps shape youth to move our country and the world forward in ways that no other youth organization can.

For more information about the 4-H program, contact Misty Smith, UF/IFAS 4-H Extension Agent for Okaloosa County at mismith@ufl.edu or by calling (850) 689-5850.

Larry Williams is the Extension horticulture agent with the Okaloosa County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida. Contact Larry at 689-5850 or email lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us.

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