• During last year’s Outdoor Camp, participants learned about: fishing and went fishing at Fort Richardson State Park, erosion and water patterns through the use of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Stream Trailer, and made bows and arrows and worked on their archery skills.

Extension camps to begin next week

Jack County AgriLife Extension will host the first of eight summer day camps Friday, June 16.

The summer camps will kickoff with Science Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jack County Fair Barn. Campers from 2nd grade and up will enjoy a fun-filled day of science experiments. Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty.

June 19 will offer Sewing Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Participants will get hands-on learning with projects they can take home. Second graders and up will use sharp scissors, cutting blades and sewing machines.

Outdoor Camp is set for June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Richardson. Campers will get wet and dirty learning about various parts of the outdoors.

Photo Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 and will teach photography terms, techniques and camera use. Campers will need a camera, batteries for it and a memory card.

Arts and Crafts Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 at the First United Methodist Church and give elementary students on up the chance to create items to decorate with paint and more. 

On July 18, Pinterest Camp will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Campers will try out various activities, crafts and other projects found on Pinterest. It’s for elementary-aged children and up.

Beginner Cooking Camp is up next July 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The camp will focus on hands-on cooking instruction for children in elementary grades and up.

Advanced Cooking Camp on July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church will teach more advanced techniques and recipes. Campers will learn more than just the basics with this camp.

To sign up for any of the extension camps, contact Jack County Extension Agent Alinda Cox at 940-567-2132. The cost for each camp is $30 with scholarships and price breaks available.

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