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Cloverleafs blossom at 4-H’s Camp Rock Eagle

POSTED: June 27, 2013 7:49 p.m.
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The Effingham County 4-H sent more than 140 Cloverleafs, adults and teen leaders to Rock Eagle 4-H Center outside of Eatonton for summer camp.

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Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, located in Eatonton. This summer camp is designed for fifth- and sixth- grade students.  Effingham 4-H camped 143 total participants, including cloverleaf campers, adults and teen leaders.


Rock Eagle’s summer camping program centers on the Native American culture and offers traditional hands-on classes in major interest areas that include everything from lake ecology, canoeing, and herpetology to sailing and low and high ropes elements (zipline, rock wall, swing shot) for returning campers.


Rock Eagle summer camp provides an outdoor summer program incomparable in the nation. The many different workshops offer a hands-on experience that makes learning fun. Of course swimming, putt-putt, nature trails, night hikes, crafts, and plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation time assures the week at camp will be fun-filled from beginning to end.


While camping at Rock Eagle, not only did campers have fun and participate in workshops but they learned many life skills, including managing and spending money, care for personal belongings, time management, problem solving, developing interpersonal communication skills, conflict management, decision making, teamwork, leadership and more. Among the desirable qualities that 4-H camp helps to develop are independence, sense of belonging to something greater than self, mastery, generosity, willingness to try new things, and above all, self-confidence.


4-H summer camp at Rock Eagle is a week full of fun and adventure for students who have completed the fifth or sixth grade in Effingham County.  It a wonderful opportunity that creates memories that students will always remember.


For more information about the summer camping program or the 4-H Youth Development program, contact the Effingham County Extension Office at awsmith@uga.edu or (912) 754-8040.

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