Five campers wanted for 4-H C.E.R.T.

Published 5:58 pm Monday, April 14, 2014

From Beaufort County 4-H

Youth currently in grades fifth, sixth and seventh are invited to register for the Northeast District 4-H Science Camp. Youth do not have to be in a 4-H Club to enroll.  This year the theme is “C.E.R.T. Academy.” This stands for Community Emergency Response Team. When a disaster strikes are you ready?

The Northeast is faced with hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, accidents and even earthquakes. When emergency services cannot get to you, we as citizens rely on our community for help. Children are invited to join us at C.E.R.T. Academy and learn how to cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Campers will learn from real firemen, rescue workers and actually view the jaws of life rescue with a simulated car accident.

This is an exciting three-day/two-night camp held at Wesleyan College July 7-9, 2014. Louise Hinsley, extension agent, 4-H, will be attending with the youth from Beaufort County.  The total fee is $100 for lodging, meals and workshops, and the campers will be given a CERT backpack valued over $60. Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis and we have five spaces open. A $50 deposit is due by April 24, with the remaining balance of $50 due on May 24.

The campers are placed in teams as they learn with hands on education with emergency professionals as their teachers. Of course, since it is 4-H we always have a good time while learning. To obtain a registration brochure with all the details and registration information call the Beaufort County Extension Center at 252-946-0111 or come by 155 Airport Road in Washington beyond the sports complex.  Please respond quickly if interested in attending.