Registration is open for 4-H summer camp. Camp will take place June 7-10 in Dawson Springs at West Kentucky 4-H camp. Students are receiving applications in their classroom club meetings, and information and paperwork is also available at the Lyon County Extension Office.

The cost of camp this year is $210. Space is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first youth to get their pre-registration and $50 deposit to the Lyon County Extension Office by April 8 will receive a 4-H goody bag. All camp paperwork and payment is due to the Lyon County Extension Office by May 6.

There are scholarship applications available at the extension office, and all scholarship applications are due April 8. There will then be a mandatory camper orientation on May 13, with an optional makeup orientation on May 14. Students will leave for camp on June 7.

The camp will be taking precautions against the current COVID-19 health crisis. They are following the strict Mandatory and Recommended Best Practice Guidance of the American Camp Association (ACA) Field Guide for Camps, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Childcare Guidelines, federal, state, and local governments and health departments.

All guests will complete a sign-in process upon arriving that includes a self-assessment for symptoms, temperature check, and a contact tracing sign-in sheet. Masks will be required indoors and outdoors when a six feet distance cannot be maintained. Tables and seating will be arranged to allow this six feet distance.

Due to these regulations, cabins are restricted to 50% capacity. Children will be divided into groups, or cohorts, that will travel to and from planned activities together. All foodservice staff will be required to wear appropriate PPE, and water fountains will be closed, but water bottle fill stations will remain open.

4-H camp includes classes such as nature, swimming, canoeing, fishing, crafts and high and low ropes challenge courses. “If you enjoy making friends, being active and learning about the environment, 4-H camp could be a perfect summer activity for you,” writes county extension agent Mary Riley. Students will be able to learn new skills and gain a sense of independence and confidence in themselves and their abilities. For more information, contact Mary Riley, the county extension agent for 4-H youth development at 270-388-2341. You can also like Lyon County 4-H on Facebook @lyonco4H.