4H Camp

Making cheese

The Desha County 4-H will conduct two science camps this summer in McGehee.

The first camp is Cookin’ Up Science Camp where campers will explore basic biology, chemistry, and physics using common items from the kitchen. “We’ll make cheese, experiment with dairy products, explode foods, mix up some cornstarch goo, and extract iron from your morning cereal,” said Desha County 4-H county agent Hope Bragg. “Part of the camp will involve having the youth learning to prepare their own meals, with lunch provided.”

The Cookin’ Up Science camp will be held June 11th-13th, from 10-12:30 at the County Extension Office located in McGehee. The camp is free of charge, and open to all youth ages 5-19. The registration deadline is June 6.

The second camp will be held July 14-July 17 when campers will look to the sky as they learn about rocketry. The camp will be held from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A snack will be provided.

“Our youth will be building and launching four different types of rockets while learning about engineering and math in a fun and exciting hands on way,” Bragg said. “There will be a small fee of $10 to cover the cost of model rockets on the last day of the camp. The registration deadline for the rocetry camp is July 10.

Campers do not have to be a 4-H member to attend, but preregistration is encouraged so that organizers can be prepared.

For more information, contact Bragg at 870-222-3972 or email at [email protected]

All 4-H events and activities are open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 19 without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should contact the county Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible prior to the activity.