4-H camp dates set, offers employment opportunities

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The dates of 4-H Camp for Carroll County 4-Hers are July 3-6. This year’s four-day camp will be held at North Central 4-H Camp in Carlisle and is open to kids ages 9 to 14.

Details are still being finalized, but if you have a 4-Her who is interested in camp, please add these camp dates to your calendar.

More information about how to sign up to attend camp will be available in the coming months.

Employment opportunities

4-H camping in Kentucky is one of the largest co-educational camping programs in the nation. Our camps are located at four locations in the state, encompassing 300 to 1,500 acres. 

All sites are American Camp Association accredited, and we camp more than 8,000 young people each summer. Summer 4-H camps are co-educational for 9-14-year-olds and are from four to five days in length. Camp staff does not stay in the cabins with the children; staff has separate living quarters.

Many opportunities for rewarding summer jobs have recently been posted. Applications must be completed online at www.uky.edu/hr/ukjobs.

For more information about the application process, go to www2.ca.uky.edu/4-h/camp/employment.

All staff members are required to be CPR and first aid trained and certified before they can be employed by the 4-H camping program (prior to the beginning of camp staff training).

Prospective applicants need to be aware that all employees are required to attend the pre-camp training program and summer in-service trainings provided at each location. Training dates in 2012 are:

• High ropes training for ropes instructors: April 13-15 at Lake Cumberland.

• Managers training: April 27-29.

All camp staff Training: May 19-22 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center, Jabez; May 23-24 at each camp.

All camp employees must have a health care examination conducted by licensed medical personnel within the last 24 months prior to the start of camping season.

Pre-Employment national criminal background/National Sex Offender checks will be conducted on all new University of Kentucky employees.

Staff will work 40 hours or more per camping session (four days or five days). Interviews for 2012 (including returning staff) will be conducted during mid to late March.

For more information, please contact the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service at (502) 732-7030.

Dates of interest

Feb. 1:Agricultural Development Council meeting, 7 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

Feb. 3:First Ranking Period Cut-Off Date for NRCS Sign Ups (EQUIP, Hoop Houses, and On-Farm Energy Initiatives).

Feb. 9:Agricultural Development Council and Fund Inc. meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

Feb. 21:Pruning Plants in the Landscape Industry, 6:30 p.m., Carroll County Extension Office.

March 30: Second Ranking Period Cut-Off Date for NRCS Sign Ups (EQUIP, Hoop Houses, and On-Farm Energy Initiatives).

June 1:Deadline for FSA Sign Ups (DCP and ACRE Programs).

Christin Herbst is the Carroll County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to Christin.Herbst@uky.edu.