- Author: Susana C. Bruzzone-Miller
Summer is here! School is out and HAREC summer camps are in full swing. This year 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp has expanded to two weeks. Campers arrived ready to learn why it is important to conserve resources, what actions to take and choices to make to ensure resource conservation. This camp teaches youth what it means to be sustainable through fun, interactive activities based around the five major areas: land, food, energy, air, and water.
4-H All Stars, Hannah Hassien, Frankie Cherry, and Harrison Haregleroad kicked off summer programming last week.They did an amazing job of mixing facts and fun as well as including a service learning project for 4-H community club youth. With help of adult leaders, the busy All Stars planned, organized and delivered the Sustainable You! Summer Camp program to 17 campers ages 9-12.
A new group of campers arrived today. This week, we have the pleasure of partnering with the City of Ventura environmental educators. Jill Santos and Lorri Peterson, a dynamic team, will deliver the program open to the community.
Day 1: Land--Campers learn the value of preserved open space, differentiate between trash, recycling, and composting, and create a vermicompost bin to take home.