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4-H offering summer fun
Hiking at Goodale State Park will be one of the activities offered by Kershaw County 4-H this summer as part of exploring Big Pine Tree Creek.

Kershaw County 4-H and Clemson Cooperative Extension are offering some great opportunities for youth to have fun and learn this summer.

A one-day Sewing Camp will be offered to students ages 9 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the Mt. Pisgah Family and Community Leadership (FCL) Clubhouse, 4686 Bethune Road in Kershaw, and again Thursday, June 13 at the Kershaw County Extension Office, 632 West DeKalb St. in Camden. Bring a bag lunch and learn the basic skills of hand and machine sewing. Get one-on-one instruction from experienced sewers, our FCL volunteers, to complete a simple and creative project to take home. The fee for materials will be $15 for current 4-H members and $25 for non-members. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is this coming Monday, June 10.

Come explore Big Pine Tree Creek! This three-day Camp 4-H2O will be held outdoors at Goodale State Park, 650 State Road (s28-331) east of Camden from Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day for ages 9 to 14. Hike through the park to learn about native plants and animals. Learn about water quality through hands-on activities. Collect critters, create water crafts, and go kayaking. Be prepared to get a little wet and dirty. Bring a sack lunch and wear closed toed shoes. The registration fee is $55 for 4-H members and $65 for non-members, and will cover all equipment and craft materials provided. Deadline to register is Friday, July 12.

Are you ready to begin an adventure as a Survivor? Join other 10 to 16 year olds on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 4-H Game of Survivor: Summer Edition at the Kershaw County Extension Office at 632 West DeKalb St. in Camden. Teams will go head-to-head to work together to complete scavenger hunts and activities all while developing skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication. Bring your own lunch. Materials fee is $15 for 4-H members and $25 for non-members. Deadline to register is Monday, July 29.

To register online, go to or stop by the Kershaw County Extension Office at 632 West DeKalb St. in Camden. For more information or to learn more about statewide 4-H Horse Camp or Club Camp, call 4-H Agent Sara Marcengill at (803) 432-9071.