INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will host a series of 4-H summer camps throughout June and July, with programs focusing on life skills, gardening, and Spanish language basics for kids. All programs are free to attend and will take place virtually.

“This summer, we’re offering a varied schedule of innovative virtual learning opportunities for kids of all ages,” said Hannah Payne, director of WVSU 4-H. “Young children will have the opportunity to learn basic Spanish, older kids can discover the joy of gardening, and teens can learn important life skills like first aid, cooking, and car repairs.”

The full schedule of WVSU 4-H summer camps is as follows.

•4-H Grub Club – June/July – 3rd-5th graders: This 8-week camp will introduce kids to gardening, including how to grow their own herbs, while also exploring the many career opportunities in farming and gardening.

•4-H Life Skills Summer Camp – June 14-25 – Ages 13+: Learn basic life skills, including car repairs, sewing, first aid, cooking, household chores, how to use tools, college prep, resumé writing, and more.

•Spanish Finders Camp – July 12-22 – Preschoolers: An introduction to basic Spanish for young people, including greetings, colors, numbers and animals.

Each camp will be a blend of live learning and pre-recorded content.

To register for the camps and learn about more summer learning opportunities from WVSU, visit wvstateu.edu/summer.

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