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4-H starting its summer programs
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If you were a fifth- or sixth-grader in 2012-13, you are invited to enjoy Effingham County 4-H for its summer programs.

The programs start with a trip May 29 to Splash in the Boro from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $15. Ticket and transportation is included in the price, but you are responsible for purchasing your own lunch at the water park. Don’t forget your sunscreen and towel.

The Health Rocks two-day camp will motivate you to get healthy. The class will be held June 13-14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for $10. Learn about living a healthy lifestyle and participate in activities that will help you stay that way.

Kids also can learn how to be certified babysitters with a one-day class June 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $15, and participants can learn about the stages of child growth, safety, food nutrition, first aid, safety tips, and how to handle emergencies.

A two-day hunter’s safety course will be offered June 22-23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. The cost is $15 and lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

Join 4-H for a trip to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in northeast Florida. The trip will be July 30 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and the cost is $45.

See the animals, visit the sting-ray exhibit, and enjoy a train ride through the park. Tickets and transportation via chartered bus are included. You are responsible for your lunch.

For more information, call 754-8040 or stop by the 4-H office, across from the animal shelter in Springfield, to sign up.