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4-H Club Program - Short-Term 4-H Summer Programs

Cumberland County 4-H Summer Special Interest Programs

Starting in July 2018 Cumberland County 4-H Community Education Assistant Sara Conant will be conducting three short-term 4-H programs for any interested youth. Food Preservation Professional Kate McCarty will be conducting one short-term program as well. Current 4-H enrollment is not necessary for participation. Each program will meet once a week July – August for five weeks. Registration ends June 18th or when full. Have Questions? Contact Sara Conant by email sara.conant@maine.edu or phone 207.781.6099.


Kids Can Can – 1 Spot

Best for ages 9–14 or those in 4th–8th grades but open to those up to age 18
Date & Time: Wednesdays July 11, – August 8, 2018 9:00– 12:00 P.M.
Location: UMaine Extension Regional Learning Center 75 Clearwater Dr. Falmouth, ME 04105 & UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm
Cost: $10.00 for all 5 weeks
Maximum # of Participants: 10
Minimum Age: 9

Strawberry jam, pickles, and salsa—all of these foods can be made from scratch with fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden. Join UMaine Extension staff and volunteers in this hands-on, interactive program that will teach participants how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin in the Tidewater Gardens as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make jam, pickles, salsa, and more. Then we’ll move to the kitchen and prepare a batch of delicious preserved foods. Each participant will take home a jar of what we make. Consider attending the Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse SPIN club too so you can stay to play and learn with us all day!

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Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse – 1 Spot

Best for ages 9–14 or those in 4th–8th grades but open to those up to age 18
Date & Time:
Wednesdays July 11 – August 8, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Location:  UMaine Extension Regional Learning Center 75 Clearwater Dr. Falmouth, ME 04105
Cost: $10.00 for all 5 weeks
Maximum # of Participants: 10
Minimum Age: 9

Based on Utah Cooperative Extension’s Discover 4-H Clubs Curriculum, participants will learn emergency preparedness skills in the setting of a fictional zombie takeover! Members will learn tips for surviving without electricity, how to prepare for common natural disasters, sheltering in place, and so much more. All lessons have hands on components including Bingo, making fire starters, creating survival bars, playing Zombie games, and more! Consider attending the Kids Can Can SPIN club too so you can stay to play and learn with us all day!

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Cloverbud STEAM ExplorersRaymond Village Library 4-H Logo – FULL

Best for ages 5–8 or those in Kindergarten – 3rd grades
Date & Time:
Thursdays July 12 – August 9, 2018 9:30– 10:30 A.M.
Location: Raymond Village Library, 3 Meadow Road, Raymond, ME 04071
Cost: Free for all 5 weeks
Maximum # of Participants: 8
Minimum Age: 5

Each week will focus on a different letter of the STEAM acronym. Participants will learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math through fun hands on activities. Activities include learning about sounds and vibrations, counting and spending play money, an art project, and more!

To Register: https://goo.gl/forms/elRFlWLVCgxH1HFI3


Fun With HorsesRiding to the Top Logo 4-H – FULL

Best for ages 9–14 or those in 4th–8th grades but open to those up to age 18
Date & Time: Thursdays July 12 – August 9, 2018 1:30– 3:00 P.M.
Location: Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center, 14 Lilac Drive, Windham, ME 04062
Cost: $20.00 for all 5 weeks
Maximum # of Participants: 8
Minimum Age: 9

This will be an unmounted program focusing on various aspects of horse care and handling. Some classes will be hands on with horses (weather permitting) and some will be learning about horses. Participants will learn about horse behavior, safety around horses, how to groom, braid a horse, how to lead a horse through a pattern, and more. For those that participated last year these will be different lessons! We will also be holding an unmounted horse show during week 4 and will be doing a volunteer craft project during week 5! When the sun is shining we will be outside in the arena or near the pastures learning about horses and if it rains we will be in Riding To The Top’s classroom. Sara Conant is a PATH Intl. Registered Level Instructor for riders with disabilities and a certified CHA Level 3 English Riding Instructor.

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If you are interested in any of these 4-H Summer Programs but are concerned about the cost please contact Sara Conant to discuss financial assistance in the form of a reduced or waived fee.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sara Conant at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.


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