Snider said the main goal of the camps is for participants to have fun and make new friends, but they also help young people to learn leadership and teamwork as well as help them build character and develop life skills.
The center, operated by AgriLife Extension, is at 5600 Farm-to-Market Road 3021 near Brownwood. It is located on 78 acres on the western side of Lake Brownwood and features a swimming pool and basketball and volleyball courts. Activities include shooting sports, kayaking, fishing, dance, and arts and crafts.
Cari Snider, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist, said some of the camps are open to youth in specific grades, while most are open to youth from ages 8-18. Enrollment is based on the grade entering this fall.
4-H membership is not required for camp participation.
Additional camp activities include a challenge course, rock wall climbing, zipline, pamper pole and giant swing, swinging log, mohawk walk and spider web.
Snider said adults must enroll as a 4-H volunteer, have a verified background check and complete child protection training in 4-H Connect prior to camp.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.