• By Ryan Farley, Extension Agent

4-H/Youth Development - Go on an adventure with 4-H

Source: Christina Bradley, Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp director and Darrell Stillwell, principal extension specialist for 4-H camping If you know of a young person interested in caving, nature or just looking to get outside and explore more, 4-H has the camp for them.

From April 13-15, the 4-H Camping Program will host a Caving Adventure Camp at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.

Kentucky’s unique Karst topography makes it one of the best places in the world for cave formation. In fact, there is a small cave at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp, which makes it an ideal location for this specialty camp. During the camp, youth will explore the on-site cave, talk to a Mammoth Cave park ranger about bats and white nose syndrome, rock wall climb and learn about the formation of the Karst system and its features. They will also get to experience traditional 4-H Camp activities.

The camp is open to youth ages nine through 17 and adult volunteers. The cost is $150 for those between the ages nine to 15; $131.25 for 16- and 17-year-olds and free for adult volunteers.

To preregister, visit http://cavingadventurecamp.eventbrite.com/. After preregistering, additional information and instructions will be sent from the camp director. For more information on 4-H camping opportunities, visit http://4-h.ca.uky.edu/camp or contact the Woodford County Extension Office.

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