San Joaquin County 4-H
University of California
San Joaquin County 4-H

EcoQuest

2019 EcoQuest Program

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Designed for ages 9-11.

Dates: March 18-22, 2019

Time: Daily from 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center (29442 Airport Way, Manteca)

Cost: $50 for 4-H members, $109 for non-4H members

Contact Person: Ariel Clay amclay@ucanr.edu or 209-953-6106

General Information

This week-long day camp will provide 9-11 year olds a hands-on environmental science experiences in a natural setting.  Using activities from Project Learning Tree and other high-quality curricula, this program will allow kids to explore their local environment while learning about important concepts like water conservation, wildlife diversity, and solar energy.

 

Click here to download a PDF of the EcoQuest Day Camp flyer!
Click here to download a PDF of the EcoQuest Day Camp flyer!

 

Cost

The fees cover all activity materials and lunch each day.

All participants will be required to enroll in San Joaquin 4-H, which has a $59 enrollment fee that gives the youth access to all 4-H activities from July 1st-June 30th, so members can also participate in other county-level activities, local 4-H clubs, overnight summer camp, and more.  If a participant has already paid their $59 fee to another 4-H unit they do not need to pay it again.

All participants will also need to pay a $50 program fee for the daycamp program.

Both of these fees can be waived or the participant can be granted a scholarship if they have financial need.  For more information, please contact Ariel Clay at amclay@ucanr.edu.

 

Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Date Theme Sample Activity

Monday

March 18th

Know Your Environment Scavenger hunt using compasses and handheld GPS units.

Tuesday

March 19th

Water Make your own natural water filter from dirt and rocks.

Wednesday

March 20th

Sun & Wind Build a pizza box solar oven.

Thursday

March 21st

Trees & Plants Collect oxygen from plants as they use photosynthesis.

Friday

March 22nd

Bugs & Wildlife Compete in the Insect Olympics!

 

Click here to learn more about becoming an EcoQuest Teen Counselor!
Click here to learn more about becoming an EcoQuest Teen Counselor!

A 4-H youth explores a local river.
A 4-H youth explores a local river.

4-H youth doing outdoor activities in a garden.
4-H youth doing outdoor activities in a garden.

A 4-H Teen Counselor leads youth in a game.
A 4-H Teen Counselor leads youth in a game.

4-H youth work on a crafting activity.
4-H youth work on a crafting activity.

4-H friends hanging out during a break.
4-H friends hanging out during a break.

Registration for EcoQuest

To register for EcoQuest, please complete the online registration form.

You do not need to pay any program fees yet!  You will receive an invoice after you register.

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