June 19-23 – Junior Master Gardener 4-H Day Camp

We can do so much more when we work together. The Abbey of St. Thomas, The Cooperative Extension Service, and Dig In! Community Garden have joined efforts to offer a unique day camp experience for young people in our area. Registration is ongoing and scholarship assistance is available.
The first annual first Junior Master Gardener (JMG) event is a new and innovative 4-H youth gardening project. It is modeled after the highly popular Master Gardener program and offers horticulture and environmental science education through fun and creative activities. The JMG program introduces young gardeners to the art and science of gardening, and helps them develop leadership and life skills to become good citizens within their communities, schools, and families.
Participants will gain credits toward their Junior Master Gardener certification with support from area Adult Master Gardeners and other qualified mentors.
There are two options for participation in summer 2017: June 19-23 and July 17-21. Each camp covers different content. Campers may attend either camp, and do not have attend Week One to participate in Week Two. Eager learners may wish to apply for both weeks.
Week One: June 19-23                                                 
Week Two: July 17-21
Applicants should be youth, grades 3-6, who are interested in learning about gardening and pursuing the Junior Master Gardener (JMG) certification
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday
$75 tuition per week includes the program and official student handbook, t-shirt, gardening and craft supplies, lunch and snacks
Scholarship assistance is available; contact admin@stthomasonline
Limit 15 participants per week
Camp begins each morning in the backyard gardens of St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 372 Reservoir Road near CVS in downtown Burnsville. In addition, the youth will learn and work at Dig In! and a variety of other community garden locations.

For more information or to receive complete application materials:
Contact the Extension Office at 828-682-6186 or jemagner@ncsu.edu

WRITTEN BY: Aimee Tomcho