The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is hosting online summer camps for Sitka youth who are hunkered down in July 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 the first two summer camps and $15 for the third camp. There also is an annual 4-H club registration fee of $25 (which is good for other events, too), and scholarships are available.
The program opens with Tidal Treasures from 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday through Friday, July 8-10, for all ages. This camp is being co-coordinated by the Sitka Sound Science Center, and is about intertidal zone exploration and discovery.
The next online camp is Ukulele (Re)-Jams, from 10-11 a.m. on Monday through Friday, July 13-17, for ages 9-18. This is a follow-up camp to the popular Ukulele Jams camp in June, but new students are welcome. 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.
The final online summer camp of July is Summer Harvest, which runs from 1-3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, July 20-23, for ages 9-18. This camp is about local food, from salmon to seaweed, and discusses when the best times are for harvest. This camp features an outdoor exploration time as well as some cooking time in a home kitchen.
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.