4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp Offered

4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp Offered

Youth ages 9-12 will have an opportunity to learn what it means to be sustainable through fun activities in a virtual summer camp. The camp will be held July 20-24th, with campers meeting online daily from 10-11:30 a.m. The camp is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

The Sustainable You! Summer Camp is hosted by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 4-H Program, in partnership with the UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (UC HAREC), and the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability and Water departments.


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UCCE Community Education Specialist Gwyn Vanoni noted that:

“The Sustainable You! Summer Camp is an engaging way for kids to think about their role in creating a sustainable future while having a lot of fun. This has been a summer day camp at UC HAREC for a number of years. While we're going virtual this year, we are working hard to ensure that the fun and focus of the camp remains true for the participants.”

The virtual camp will explore sustainability across five major theme areas: land, water, food, air and energy. A typical day will include:


  • An introduction to a sustainability topic with an ice breaker and simple journal questions or an art activity;

  • A discussion or video on the day's topic;

  • A demonstrated activity; and 

  • An activity that youth can do on their own.


The virtual camp is part of the online educational programs being organized by UCCE Ventura County. Learn more here.


  • What:  4-H Sustainable You! Virtual Summer Camp
  • Ages:   9-12
  • When:  July 20th-24th (Monday-Friday)
  • Time:   10-11:30 a.m. 
  • Cost:    FREE, but pre-registration is required! Register: harec.ucanr.edu 

For more information, email Susana Bruzzone Miller.



By Rose Marie Hayden-Smith
Author - Emeritus - UCCE Advisor in Digital Communications in Food Systems & Extension Education; Editor, UC Food Observer; Food and Society Policy Fellow

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