FALMOUTH, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County is offering four new 4-H Summer Programs; Kids Can Can, Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse, Cloverbud STEAM Explorers, and Fun With Horses. Each program will meet once a week, for five weeks July 11 – August 9. Current 4-H enrollment is not necessary for participation. 4-H is a national organization for youth ages 5-18 to learn life skills through hands on work and is the youth development arm of UMaine Extension.
Kids Can Can for ages 9-14 starts Wednesday, July 11th, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., in Falmouth and costs $10.00. Participants will learn how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin in the Tidewater Gardens as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make jam, pickles, salsa, and more. Then we’ll move to the kitchen and prepare a batch of delicious preserved foods.
Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse for ages 9-14 starts Wednesday, July 11th, 1:00 – 2:30 P.M., in Falmouth and costs $10.00. Participants will learn tips for surviving without electricity, how to prepare for common natural disasters, sheltering in place, and so much more. Consider attending the Kids Can Can SPIN club too so you can stay to play and learn with us all day!
Cloverbud STEAM for age 5-8 starts Thursday July 12th, 9:30 – 10:30 A.M., in Raymond and is free. Participants will learn about sounds and vibrations, counting and spending play money, an art project, and more! Each week will focus on a different letter of the STEAM acronym.
Fun With Horses for ages 9-18 starts Thursday July 12th, 1:30 – 3:00 P.M., in Windham, and costs $20.00. This will be an unmounted program focusing on various aspects of horse care. Participants will learn about horse behavior, safety around horses, how to groom, braid & bathe a horse, how to halter & lead, how to clean stalls, and more.
For more information or to register please visit umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/cumberland-county-4-h/4-h-summer-spin/. Registration fees cover the cost of all materials. Registration ends June 18th or when full.
If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sara Conant at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered. For more information call 207-781-6099 or email email@example.com.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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