A three-day camp for youths, ages 12 to 15 years old, will combine lessons in farm safety with an opportunity to experience campus life and the University of Vermont (UVM) farm.
The UVM Extension 4-H Youth Farm Safety Project will host a farm safety mini-camp, June 27-29, on the UVM campus in Burlington. With a focus on fun while learning, workshops will explore how to stay safe around livestock, tractors, machinery and all-terrain vehicles as well as how to handle farm emergencies and first-on-the-scene first aid.
The program also includes group games, an inspirational speaker, outdoor adventure and other fun activities. The fee is $35 per person, which covers all meals, snacks, activities and two nights' accommodations in a university dorm. Scholarship assistance is available.
Spots at the UVM camp are expected to fill quickly, but a similar opportunity is available in August that includes the college campus experience and farm safety workshops. Registrations also are being accepted now for the Aug. 3-4 youth farm safety camp to be held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.
A downloadable registration form for both camps may be found at www.uvm.edu/extension/4-Hevents
. Receipt of registration will be sent within one week along with program details.
Anyone requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate should contact Kristen Mullins, UVM Extension Youth Farm Safety Coordinator, by June 6. She may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (802) 656-2034 or toll-free at (800) 571-0668. The deadline to request scholarship aid is June 8.