Saratoga County 4-H is proud to announce its flagship program “Camp Wild” for this summer. “Camp Wild” is designed to provide summer camps in Saratoga County with off-site Enrichment Experiences. Three carefully cultivated, educational sessions will be held at the 4-H Training Center on Middleline Road in Ballston Spa. They will give campers hands on learning practice. Children will fish, hike, and learn outdoor skills such as identification of indigenous plants and animals, basic first aid, and survival skills for when things in nature don’t go quite as planned. “Camp Wild” will also offer families, of all kinds, five chances to participate in guided hikes at five different areas throughout Saratoga County. This is a perfect opportunity for parents looking for support and encouragement on living a more outdoor focused lifestyle.
“I want to give kids and families a truly authentic natural experience. The kind of life we had before technology took over; the way I grew up. We are so blessed to have access to the 4-H Training Center and the vast array of natural tools it provides. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring this program to such a beautiful outdoor space” says Andrea Love Smith, Camp Director and 4-H Outreach Educator.
“We are very excited to offer new programming to the youth in Saratoga County. We are especially excited to be holding it at our 4-H Training Center. WE have 44 acres of educational opportunities at our facility and love sharing that with the community. Andrea brings a unique skillset that has been a great fit for the 4-H Program. This is just the tip of the iceberg!” Greg Stevens, Extension ProgramLeader
The 4-H Training Center is like nothing else in the area. There are hiking trails with a special one just for Bluebird watching, a small fishing pond, a fire pit and so much more. It is the perfect setting to spearhead this new platform. This fully immersive educational experience will go on to highlight someof the community’s most serene locations, providing ideal backdrops for the perfect outdoor family day.
The first Summer Camp Enrichment Experience will be held July 10th. Five more dates will be available for campers. Camp directors should contact Cornell Cooperative Extension as soon as possible. Space is limited and expected to fill quickly. Payment of $5/ camper is required at the time of reservation.
Family hikes begin July 9th and, again, space is limited with reservations necessary. It is $3/ child and $5/ adults. Payment required at the time of reservation.
All programs are rain or shine, canceled only for thunder and lightning. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension for more details and to make reservations. 518-885-8995 or e-mail Andrea Love Smith, directly email@example.com. Don’t miss out, call soon.