AR 4-H Camps

 

Arkansas 4-H Virtual Camps

Virtual Camp Sessions:

We have transitioned from weekly to monthly Virtual Camp Sessions.  These sessions will be on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at least through May.  I will post a supplies list at least 1 week in advance.  These sessions are open to anyone who would like to join.  I am also working on posting follow up videos to each of the sessions. You can find links to videos for past sessions in the links below.  Check back for information about our next session.

Be sure to keep supplies out of reach of small children or pets.  Youth be sure to get permission/supervision when using items that could be harmful or extremely messy (scissors/lighters/paint/etc.).

Session Date:  March 25, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 

Session Date:  April 1, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Acrylic Paint (3+ colors)
  • Variety of circular objects with different diameters that you can dip in paint (ex:  pencil with flat eraser, q-tip, dowel rod, etc)
  • Object to Paint (what it is is your choice, pre-prep if needed, black makes a good base coat but base it on the other colors you choose)
  • Paint tray (or paper plate/etc to pour paint into)
  • Pencil/Ruler/Compass (optional)
  • Clear finishing spray (your choice, optional)

Session Date:  April 8, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 
  • 3 feet of 1/4" Paramax Paracord (or 6 feet of 550 paracord)
  • 20 feet of 550 paracord
  • Tapered tumbler
  • Lighter
  • Ruler/Tape measure
  • Scissors (safety scissors will not work)

Session Date:  April 15, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Grosgrain Ribbon (1/2 - 1 inch wide) - approximately 5 1/2 inches long
  • Buttons (3/4" flat)
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors (safety scissors will not work)

Session Date:  April 22, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.  
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Acrylic Paint (at least 2 colors)
  • Pouring medium (floetrol or white school glue)
  • Water
  • Canvas (6" x 6" or larger or other object to paint)
  • Push Pins (will act as feet for your canvas)
  • Silicone (drip oil)
  • Gloves (food safety variety)
  • Something to catch the mess under your canvas
  • Disposable cups (multiple sizes - small bathroom and at least 16 oz)
  • Clear finishing spray (optional)

Session Date:  April 29, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Heavy Cream (take out of fridge about an hour before the session)
  • Glass Jar with Lid (canning/baby food jar/etc - 8-16 oz works well)
  • 3 small containers for storage (can be jars also)
  • 1 medium/large mixing bowl
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • Salt (approximately 1 tablespoon, optional)
  • Honey (approximately 1/4 cup, optional)
  • Powdered Sugar (approximately 1/4 cup, optional)
  • Ground Cinnamon (approximately 1 teaspoon, optional)
  • Gloves (food service variety, optional)
  • Measuring spoons/cups (optional)
  • Spoon to stir (soup spoon will work well, optional)

Session Date:  May 6, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Baking Soda (1/2 cup)
  • Citric Acid (1/4 cup)
  • Cornstarch (1/4 cup)
  • Epsom Salt (1/4 cup)
  • Oil (castor, coconut, or olive) (3 teaspoons)
  • Soap Fragrance or Essential Oil (your choice)(1 teaspoon)
  • Soap Coloring (or food coloring, optional)
  • Water
  • Molds (whatever you can find, Ex: soap molds, candy molds, plastic Easter Eggs, etc)
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spoon to stir (soup spoon will work well)
  • Packaging (something that will hold what comes out of the mold you select, Ex: cellophane, ribbon, jar, etc)

Session Date:  May 13, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Embroidery Floss (2+ colors)
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard (approx. 5" x 5")
  • Ruler/Tape Measure
  • Ink Pen/Marker

Session Date:  May 20, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Acrylic Paint (3+ colors)
  • Variety of circular objects with different diameters that you can dip in paint (ex:  pencil with flat eraser, q-tip, dowel rod, etc)
  • Object to Paint (what it is is your choice, pre-prep if needed, black makes a good gase coat but base it on the other colors you choose)
  • Paint tray (or paper plate/etc to pour paint into)
  • Pencil/Ruler/Compass (optional)
  • Clear finishing spray (your choice, optional)

Session Date:  May 27, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Acrylic Paint (several colors)
  • 9 Rocks (roughly quarter sized)
  • Paint Brush (small)
  • Tree Cookie (sanded, roughly 6" or other wooden object)
  • Clear finishing spray (your choice, optional)

Session Date:  June 3, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies: 
  • Ring (approximately 6", metal or wood hoop)
  • Round Cord/String/Yarn (several feet - color, material is up to you)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue (optional)
  • Beads (optional, to fit on your cording)

Session Date:  June 10, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Notes:  I'm noting what supplies I will be using but you can utilize items you already have.
Session Supplies: 
  • Beads (3 colors)(I will be using 2 colors of seed beads and 1 color of bugle seed beads)
  • String/Beading Wire (Needs to fit through your beads)(I will be using beading wire)
  • Scissors/Wire Cutters (needs to cut your string/wire)
  • Clasp
  • Jump Rings
  • Crimp Beads (x2)
  • Needle Nosed Pliers (2 pairs if possible)
  • Beading Tray/Mat/Etc (something to contain loose beads)
  • Paper & Pen/Pencil
  • 2 Binder Clips (something to clip on your wire/string to keep your beads on)

Session Date:  June 17, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Notes:  Feel free to leave any spices out that you don't like.
Session Supplies: 
 
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl (medium)
  • Whisk
  • Small Canning Jars (at least 2, or something to store the final product in)
  • Salt (1/4 cup + 2 tsp)
  • Paprika (1/2 cup + 2 tbs)
  • Garlic Powder (3 tbs)
  • Cumin (1/2 tbs)
  • Ground Black Pepper (1 & 1/2 tbs)
  • Dried Basil (1/2 tbs)
  • Dried Parsley (1 & 1/2 tbs)
  • Chili Powder (1 tbs + 1 tsp)
  • Onion Powder (2 tbs)
  • Dry Mustard (1 tsp)
  • Brown Sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Cayenne Pepper (1 tsp)

Session Date:  June 24, 2020 & July 1 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
Notes:  Session XIV and XV will be a 2 part project.  
 
Session Supplies: 
 
  • Hammer
  • Small Finishing Nails
  • Wooden Board (approx. 8" x 8" board or wooden craft plaque of any shape)
  • Paper/Pencil
  • Paint/Stain (optional, I recommend waiting to decide after the session)
  • Embroidery Floss (colors will depend on the image you choose for your string art)

Session Date:  July 8, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 
 
  • Measuring Cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wisk
  • Jar (or other airtight container)
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 cups Instant Dry Milk Powder
  • 1/2 cup French Vanilla Coffee Creamer (powder)

Session Date:  July 15, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Instructions (no recording for this session):  Create a boat utilizing items you can find around your house.  You cannot use items that already float - toy boats, plastic food containers, water bottles, etc.  You have 30 minutes to create your boat.  You may not test it before the end of the 30 minutes.  Test how much your boat will hold by adding pennies (or dried peas/beans/etc.) for weight.  
 
Session Supplies: 
 
  • 5 rolls of pennies
  • Sink/Plastic Tub
  • Mystery items to be revealed later (supplies from around the house for your boat)

Session Date:  July 22, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 
 
  • 2 oz Coconut Oil
  • 2 oz Shea or Cocoa Butter
  • 2.2 oz Beeswax
  • Microwave
  • Microwave safe mixing bowl
  • Spoon to stir with
  • Silicone molds (any shape, I recommend bar soap size or smaller)
  • Empty chap stick containers 

Session Date:  July 29, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Note:  We will be creating custom artwork.
Session Supplies: 
 
  • 2 devices with internet capabilities or 1 device that you can split screen (so you can see Zoom and work on this weekk project)

Session Date:  August 5, 2020 @ 2pm CST
 
Session Supplies: 
 
  • Old T-Shirt (cotton, we will be cutting it up)
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure/Ruler
  • Pen

Session Date:  August 5, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Note:  This is a different technique than Session V
Session Supplies:
 
  • Acrylic Paint (at least 2 colors)
  • Pouring medium (floetrol or white school glue)
  • Water
  • Canvas (6" x 6" or larger or other object to paint)
  • Push Pins (will act as feet for your canvas)
  • Silicone (drip oil, optional)
  • Gloves (food safety variety)
  • Something to catch the mess under your canvas
  • Disposable cups (multiple sizes - small bathroom and at least 16 oz)
  • Clear finishing spray (optional)
  • Heat gun (optional)
  • Something to mix your paint with (craft sticks)

Session Date:  August 19, 2020 @ 2pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies:
 
  • Embroidery Floss or other thin cording (at least 2 colors, I recommend full bundles)
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • 2 Crimp Closures
  • Clasps (I recommend getting these after the session so you know how many and what size will work best with your final product)

Session Date:  September 17, 2020 @ 4pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies:
 
  • 2 pieces of Fleece - large enough for blanket size of your choice (colors/pattern of your choice, both can be the same or coordinating)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler/Yard Stick
  • Yarn (OPTIONAL, coordinate with your fleece)

Session Date:  October 15, 2020 @ 4pm CST
Contact Creenna Bocksnick (cbocksnick@uaex.edu) for session link.
 
Session Supplies:  We will completing 3 projects this week.  You will need to complete the first project in order to complete the 2nd and/or 3rd project.  Youth will need appropriate supervision and assistance.
  • Project 1:
    ~ Pumpkin (for carving)
    ~ Knives
    ~ Spoons
    ~ Marker (to draw your design)
    ~ Large Bowl
  • Project 2:
    ~ Paper Towels
    ~ Cookie sheet (or something similar)
    ~ Wax Paper
    ~ Measuring spoons
    ~ Small mixing bowl
    ~ Skillet
    ~ Stove Top
    ~ 1 1/2 Tbs Unsalted Butter
    ~ 3 Tbs Sugar
    ~ 2 Tbs Brown Sugar
    ~ 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice (or cinnamon)
  • Project 3:
    ~ Paper Towels
    ~ Cookie sheet (or something similar)
    ~ Parchment Paper
    ~ Measuring spoons
    ~ Small mixing bowl
    ~ Oven
    ~ 1 Tbs Butter
    ~ 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning (or something similar)
    ~ 1/4 tsp Paprika
    ~ Salt
    ~ Worchestershire Sauce (approx. 1 Tbs)

Session Date:  November 19, 2020 @ 4pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies:
 
  • Wire Wreath Frame - Roughly 14"
  • Deco Mesh - 2-3 Colors, 6" wide, 10 Yards each color
  • Optional - Ribbon

Session Date:  December 17, 2020 @ 4pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies:
 
  • Clear Ornaments - Plastic/Glass (I recommend round or oval, you will need several)
  • Small Paper/Plastic Cups (bathroom sized cups will work for standard sized ornaments, you will need several)

Activity 1:

  • Acrylic Paint - 3 colors
Activity 2:
  • Liquid Polyurethane/Polyacrylic (other liquid, clear drying adhesive will work)
  • Glitter (fine works best but chunky will work, number of colors is optional)
  • Funnel (or paper to create funnel)
  • Paper to catch glitter
  • Syringe (large size, no needle, for adding liquid to ornament)

Session Date:  January 12, 2021 @ 4pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 
Session Supplies:
  • Crayons - variety of colors, used or unused, paper removed
  • Canvas (8x10 works well, but size is up to you)
  • Metal Tongs
  • Hair Dryer (or heat gun)
  • Newspaper (or something else to protect your work surface)

Session Date:  February 9, 2021 @ 4pm CST
Recorded video coming soon.
 

Session Supplies:

  • 2/3 C white corn syrup
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 dram candy flavoring
  • Food coloring of choice
  • Candy thermometer
  • Medium/Large sauce pan
  • Stove
  • Baking sheet/pan with sides
  • Silicone spatula
  • Gloves for working with your candy
  • Clean kitchen shears or knife
  • Wax paper
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
 
Outdoor Cooking Series:

This series is designed to help you learn how to cook over a campfire.  It focuses on techniques rather than recipes.  While we explain the recipe we use, we know that you may have your own and would like you to encourage you to take your favorite at home recipes with you to the campfire.  Cooking over the campfire with cast iron may seem like a daunting task with limited options on what you can cook.  However, if you take your time and manage your heat the possibilities are endless.  Be safe when cooking especially over an open fire.  Happy cooking!

This session focuses on the what to consider when setting up a campfire and the basic steps on setting up your campfire ring. 

https://youtu.be/CuHktLUUxsE

This session focuses on starting your campfire.  

https://youtu.be/0FuSmc30bis

This session focuses on some of the tools you might need when cooking on a campfire.

https://youtu.be/fBL15mmGEQo

This session focuses on some basics relating to using cast iron when cooking on a campfire.

https://youtu.be/l_-knUeGWU8

This session focuses on cooking some basics on a campfire grill.  We will be cooking steak, potatoes, and corn on the cob.

https://youtu.be/2w3a7o1hi2Y

This session focuses on cooking some more basics on a campfire grill.  We will be cooking bacon, eggs, biscuits, and gravy.

https://youtu.be/YtIL7Z5bbMU

This session is still fairly basic.  We will utilize the dutch oven in two different ways, our rack, and a skillet.  We wll be cooking beef stew, peach cobbler, and corn bread.

https://youtu.be/rTdwHCyoQcQ

This session will utilize the dutch oven as an oven again.  It is a quick easy breakfast with very little cleanup.  We will be cooking muffins.

https://youtu.be/C9A9i3o7rv8

Pancakes are an easy breakfast option and can be cooked on a variety of surfaces.  In this session we will be cooking pancakes on a dutch oven lid.  By utilizing your lids in different ways you potentially can reduce the amount of equipment you take with you.

https://youtu.be/aSpQHaLK7V4

In this session we will use techniques we have already discussed.  However, what we are cooking may seem a little more complicated.  We will be cooking lasagna and garlic bread in this session.

https://youtu.be/uVgpoNUDEP4

In this session we will be utilizing the skillit again.  This recipe is fairly simple but it will help you expand your comfort in cooking over a campfire.  We will be cooking stuffed crust pizza.

https://youtu.be/9KhHMZGJ_Ec

 
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