Published on 03/04/10

Georgia 4-H plans free camp for military families

The Georgia 4-H program has scheduled a special camp weekend just for military families. And, it’s free.

The second annual camp is set for March 20-21 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga. Part of Georgia 4-H’s Operation Military Kids, the camp weekend is funded by U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services and is presented in cooperation with Kansas State University.

Military kids and their families can choose to either spend the weekend and stay overnight at the camp, or visit the camps for the daily activities.

On Saturday, visitors can attend workshops to learn about native reptiles and amphibians and Rock Eagle Lake ecology, participate in adventure-based team building, visit the camp’s natural history museum and hike to the Rock Eagle Effigy Mound.

That evening, visitors will be entertained by Clovers and Company, Georgia 4-H’s performing arts group. A picnic dinner, dance, movie and campfire activities will follow the entertainment.

On Sunday, the military families will participate in the camp’s flag raising and citizenship ceremony which will be followed by a 5k road race.

There is no cost for the Georgia 4-H Military Family Weekend, but participants are asked to register by March 12. To register or for more information, visit the Web site or call (706) 542-4444.