Time to sign up for summer camp

BERLIN -- With spring arriving early this year, parents should start thinking about what summer camp their children want to attend. There's still room at the Barry Conservation Camp, located in the White Mountains National Forest, but they're filling up fast!

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp is operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the N.H. Department of Fish and Game. Barry Conservation Camp provides a close-knit community for its 38 campers and 11 staff.

Barry Conservation Camp is a great program for kids who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on learning in environmental and conservation programs and can benefit from participating in a small camp. Staff take pride in creating a special place where kids can discover their individual strengths. Campers and staff work together as a team in the hope that everyone leaves camp with a greater awareness of themselves and the world around them.

There are six cabins, each housing up to seven campers and a counselor. Campers are grouped by age and gender. There are central toilets, shower facilities and a dining hall complete with kitchen.

Attend a Mini-Camp, June 30-July 3, the Aquatic Adventures-Let's Go Fishing week July 8-13, 4-H Walk on the Wild Side, July 15-20, Hunter Education, July 22-27 or a second Walk on the Wild Side, July 29-Aug. 3. (The Shooting Sports week is now full.)

Many local conservation commissions or sportsmen's clubs provide partial scholarships to campers from their communities. Check locally for added support.

To learn more or to register, visit our website at http://extension.unh.edu/4H/4HCamps.htm

You can also call (603) 788-4961. Barry Conservation 4-H Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, licensed by the State of New Hampshire, and operated by the 4-H Youth Development program of UNH Cooperative Extension.