Youth Farm Safety Camps to be Held in Burlington

5/21/2013

Two youth farm safety mini-camps will be held this June on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus for young people interested in learning about farm safety through hands-on, skill-building activities.

The UVM Extension 4-H Youth Farm Safety Project will sponsor the overnight camps, which will run from June 20-21 for 14 and 15-year-olds and June 26-27 for 12 and 13-year-olds. The $25 fee covers all activities, dorm accommodations and all meals. Scholarships are available. Campers are asked to supply their own sleeping bag or linens.

Youths will learn how to stay safe around tractors, chain saws, equipment, all-terrain vehicles and livestock, as well as how to handle farm emergencies and provide first-on-the-scene first aid. They will also have a chance to experience college and participate in fun games and activities.

Priority will be given to first-time participants. To register, visit www.uvm.edu/extension/4-Hevents for a downloadable registration form. Or contact UVM Extension Youth Farm Safety Coordinator Kristen Mullins at 802-656-2034 or 800-571-0668 (toll-free in Vermont) or by email at kristen.mullins@uvm.edu.

Registrations will be acknowledged within one week. To request a disability-related accommodation to attend, please contact Mullins by May 30 for the June 20-21 camp or June 5 for the June 26-27 camp. All registrations or requests for financial assistance must be received two weeks prior to the camp session.