The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is hosting online summer camps for Sitka youth who are hunkered down in June because of the coronavirus outbreak.
These camps will take place on Zoom online meetings, and are open to youth from Sitka and Juneau. There is a $10 fee for each summer camp, plus an annual 4-H club registration fee of $25 (which is good for other events, too), and scholarships are available.
The program opens with Ocean Explorers from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday through Wednesday, June 8-10, for ages 5-8. This camp is being co-coordinated by the Sitka Sound Science Center, and is about intertidal zone exploration and discovery.
The next online summer camp is Picking And Pies, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Monday through Wednesday, June 15-17, for all ages. This camp is about salmonberries, and will teach youth about their history and uses, how to find and pick them, then how to make them into a pie.
The third camp is Ukulele Jams, from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, June 22-26, for ages 8-18 (2-4 p.m. on Friday, June 26). There are a limited number of instruments available for those students who need to borrow one. This camp features online lessons about the ukulele, and the last day may feature an outdoor, socially distanced jam session.
To register and pay, go to https://sitkakitch.eventsmart.com/ and click on View Details for the class you want. For more information, contact Jasmine Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily Pound at email@example.com. The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is co-sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society and the UAF Cooperative Extension Service‘s Alaska 4-H program.