Volunteering In The Panhandle

Tales from Timpoochee: our Past, Present and Future

Physical exercise was an important component of 4-H Camp, even back in the 1930′s! For many Florida 4-H members, attending a week-long overnight camp at one of the four Florida 4-H Camping centers is a rite of passage. For nearly 90 years, 4-H youth and volunteers have been making their way to the shores of …

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24-Hours of Family Friendly Campfire Recipies

4-H Volunteers cook s ‘mores over the campfire at Camp Timpoochee For many families, summer is synonymous with camping. Whether you are at 4-H Camp, a family camping trip, or a stay-at-home-vacation, cooking over the campfire is a fun (and yummy) activity that the whole family can enjoy. In support of the 4-H initiative for …

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Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

4-Hers still enjoy swimming and kayaking in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Photo provided by Jackson County 4-H. Summer is here, and for most 4-H families, that means camp is on the horizon. If this will be your child’s first summer camp experience, you and your child both may have some camp anxieties.  But never fear!  Here are some simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/09/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents-2/

Catch the Magic- Tips for Taking Photos of Fireworks

Article by guest blogger, Georgene Bender (South Central Regional Specialized 4-H Agent) Photography by David Perkiewcz,, The Cleveland Plain Dealer Photography is a popular 4-H project and this time of year, it is fun to experiment taking pictures of fireworks and sparklers. With helpful tips you will be amazed at what you can do. Let’s review some …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/01/catch-the-magic-tips-for-taking-photos-of-fireworks/

The Fun of Chocolate

With the passing of Valentine’s Day I hope that you have been able to enjoy a taste of chocolate. You have probably heard by now that chocolate is good for you. Do you believe it? This is a fact that is backed by research. Still most of us can’t help but be concerned about how …

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It’s Time To Hatch Some Chicken Eggs…..4-H Embryology is Fun For All

 Embryology is defined as science that deals with the study and development of an embryo.  In this project, participants will learn how life develops by observing chicken eggs that you will set in your incubator.  The 4-H club leader(s) as well as the youth will be responsible for the daily care of the incubator and …

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Simple Steps to Savings

With the holiday season wrapping up, are you finding yourself saying things like:  How did this happen? Why did I spend all that money?  I can’t believe I did.  Why did I wait until the last minute to shop? At least I found a great deal on that TV I’ve been eyeing. I don’t even …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/04/simple-steps-to-savings/

New 4-H Youth Protection Policy in Place

4-H Volunteers strive to provide safe and secure learning environments.   From time to time new laws regarding youth protection are considered by federal and/or state lawmakers.  As these new laws and regulations are passed their effects are wide-felt, and often they reach into the 4-H program.  One such federal regulation on youth protection was recently …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/06/new-4-h-youth-protection-policy-in-place/

Including Youth in Your Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving is a time of family traditions, reflection and thankfulness! Remember to include children in the planning and preparation. In 4-H, we stress learn by doing and want to encourage you to consider that motto. Children love being included that inspires their creativity, imagination and sense of belonging. Being involved teaches life skills, such as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/25/including-youth-in-your-holiday-traditions/

Explore and Create with Nature at your 4-H Club Meetings

As the autumn temperatures continue to fall, and we fill our days and evenings with more time outside, many of us yearn to enjoy the natural beauties of the environment without the humidity, extreme heat, and summer insects. During the activity portion of each 4-H Club meeting is a great time to explore and create …

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