Registration is officially open for UVM Extension’s Thrills and Skills Youth Farm Safety mini-camps!
The first of our four scheduled camps will be at Spring Brook Farm in Reading, VT on April 13 and 14.
These overnight camps for youth, 12 to 15 years old, will provide a fun, informal environment for learning about farm safety through hands-on, skill-building activities. Qualified instructors will lead workshops on tractors and machinery safety, all-terrain vehicle safety, and safety around chainsaws and in the woodlot. Campers will also learn about safe animal handling and what to do and who to call when faced with a farm emergency. Fun activities, such as movies, group games and other evening entertainment will round out the schedule. Workshops included will vary by camp, and campers are welcome to participate on more than one weekend – space provided. Youth Farm Safety camps are open to both 4-H and non-4-H members.
Registration for the Reading camp is $25 and scholarships are available. All meals will be provided although participants must bring their own sleeping bag or bedding.
A downloadable registration form and the program flyer can be found at http://www.uvm.edu/extension/4-Hevents. Click on “Brochure & Registration Form.”
Please feel free to post the camp flyer far and wide!
For more information contact UVM Extension Youth Farm Safety Coordinator Kristen Mullins at (802) 656-2034 or toll-free at (800) 571-0668 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program please contact Kristen by March 23. Requests for financial assistance must be received by March 30.
Additional mini-camps are planned for Derby (May 11-12); Burlington (June 27-29) and Randolph Center (Aug. 3-4). Call for details!