4-H At-Home June Jamboree
4-H June Jamboree is an annual event hosted by Hancock County 4-H. It is open to ALL 4-H members, friends, and family in Hancock and neighboring counties.
June Jamboree features a weekend of hands-on workshops covering topics such as: science, art, crafts, physical activity, nutrition, animals, demonstrations, and animal project clinics. Fun for the entire family, all ages welcome!
This event is typically held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds during the first weekend in June, with overnight camping available. This year, we’re celebrating June Jamboree from home, but together, for the entire month! We hope that you and your household can join in on these 4-H activities to bring us a little closer across the social distance.
Thank you to the Hancock County 4-H Leaders Association for sponsoring this event.
4-H At-Home June Jamboree 2020
June 12-30, 2020 from your home
Theme: Get Outside!
- Sign up for the activities you are interested in doing during the month of June, using the Registration Form below
- Activities are designed to be done outdoors, following this year’s theme: Get Outside!
- We will mail a kit to your home with instructions and simple materials to complete the activity
- We are following CDC and UMaine guidance when assembling kits
- Take photos and videos to document your experience!
- Submit your photos and videos on our 4-H June Jamboree Facebook Group OR in the form below
Friday, June 12: 4-H At-Home Jamboree begins!
June 12 – June 15: Camping Kick-Off Weekend
July 1 – July 2: 4-H At-Home Jamboree Celebration Slideshow – tune in to watch how 4-H’ers got outside during the month of June! (Details will be posted here when they become available)
All 4-H At-Home Jamboree activities are designed to be done outdoors, following this year’s theme: Get Outside! Adult supervision is required for all at-home activities.
Outdoor Art | This kit includes five, nature-inspired art activities: Environmental Art, Nature Poetry, Create-a-Creature, Picture Frame, and Dream Catcher. This kit includes some simple materials to design your art project, and also includes guides to give you ideas for using materials found outside.
Outdoor Cooking | This kit includes recipes, instructions, and basic tools for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner outside! You are also encouraged to develop your own outdoor meal recipes and submit them to the 4-H Exhibit Hall.
Nature Collections | This kit includes instructions and materials for creating a collection of specimens from nature. Choose from the list of collection types:
- Insect Collection
- Flower Collection
- Seaweed Collection
- Rocks/Minerals/Seashells Collections
Worm Observation | This kit includes instructions and materials for observing the amazing work of earthworms! Youth will create their own observation chamber, collect earthworms, and observe them at work.
Seed Germination | This kit includes instructions and materials for sprouting seeds indoors using a mason jar. This is a very simple and fun project for learning about seed germination and plant life cycles!
Botany | This kit includes instructions and materials for dissecting a flower. Take a deeper look at each part of a plant to understand how they function and get “hands-on” with basic plant biology!
DIY Windchime | Natural materials make beautiful decorations and sounds for a windchime! This kit includes instructions, ideas, and basic materials to build your own windchime using materials found in nature.
Scavenger Hunt Challenge | Everyone is encouraged to participate in this outdoor scavenger hunt! This kit includes a list of items to find outdoors, including fun facts about each of them. Your goal is to snap a photo of as many things on the list as you can, and submit the photo as evidence for your prize! Prizes will be awarded for the number of items you can find.
For youth involved in Animal Science Projects, there will be a statewide 4-H Summer Learning Series in July and August (separate from Hancock County June Jamboree). Information will be posted here when it becomes available. We still encourage you to participate in 4-H At-Home June Jamboree!
Let’s kick off 4-H At-Home Jamboree with a camping weekend! We encourage youth and their households to spend a night camping outdoors in their own backyard. Many of you would have been camping in your tents or RVs for Jamboree weekend at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds – why not continue this tradition from home?! It can be fun to experience your backyard from a new perspective!
The Camping Kick-Off will begin on the weekend of June 12-14, but we encourage you to camp in your backyard anytime during the month of June.
- Adult supervision is required for all 4-H at-home activities
- Be respectful and participate fully in the program
- Treat the materials and kits with respect and be prepared to return them to the Extension Office at some point in the future
- Abide by all UMaine and State/Federal safety guidelines (this may include some restrictions due to COVID-19)
- Submit photo/video documentation of your participation in this event
- HAVE FUN!
Registration is now closed. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving the Activity Guides without the materials kit – we can email or mail them to you!
Document your participation by taking photos and/or videos! We will build a photo collage of all participants to celebrate at the end of the month. Submit your photos and videos on our 4-H June Jamboree Facebook Group OR in the form below:
- What is this picture showing us?
- What were you learning in this picture?
- What were you thinking when this picture was taken?
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