Summer programs for youth

Published 8:26 am Thursday, May 24, 2018

Come make a big splash at the summer swimming program hosted by the Buckingham County Recreation Department. The program is held at the Nazarene Campground (across the road from the middle school) from July 9-13. All classes are held Monday-Friday at the following times for the following ages: 2-3 years old – 6-6:30 p.m.; 3-5 years old – 6:30-7 p.m.; 6-9 years old – 7-7:30 p.m.; and 9-12 years old – 7:30- 8 p.m. Deadline to register is July 5. For questions, call (434) 969-4242.

Buckingham 4-H summer programs are a great way for children to discover, learn and grow. They believe strongly in promoting the mission of Virginia 4-H, which encourages all young people to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Experienced leaders provide a well-supervised and supportive environment. There is no better investment than a child attending summer camp. No matter which 4-H program your child attends, camp is a great place to meet new friends, try something new, or build cherished memories to last a lifetime. 4-H programs are designed for youth ages 5-18. For more information, contact the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261.

Another exciting summer opportunity is Cloverbud Weekend at Holiday Lake 4-H Center from June 15-17 sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension – Buckingham Office. This camp is designed for ages 5-8 and campers are grouped by county for lodging and classes. Trained teen and adult leaders supervise campers at a ratio of one leader to five campers. Camp staff members teach classes and lead programs. This is a districtwide camp and is limited to 60 girls and 60 boys so sign up early.

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Junior 4-H camp is set for June 25-29 at Holiday Lake 4-H Center. Youth from Buckingham, Charlotte, and Prince Edward come together to share a week of fun-filled activities. Classes range from swimming, archery, rock wall and canoeing, to leathercraft and much more. Recreational activities are featured every afternoon and exciting evening programs including campfires are also included. Discounts are available for additional family members. Contact the Buckingham Extension office at (434) 969- 4261 for more details.

Buckingham County High School JROTC presents the 27th annual Memorial Day Observance Monday, at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall on Route 60 in Buckingham. The event is sponsored in memory of those who have served by American Legion Post 134, Commander Allan Ross, Buckingham County Ruritan Club, President Craig McPherson and VFW Post 8446, Commander Vic Moss. Everyone is welcome to the open house at the VFW Hall for refreshments.

Central Virginia Community Health Services is participating in the “Spring into Fitness” program again this year. It’s a great way to stay active during the season with a chance to win some great prizes. To sign up, look for details in the gym lobby coming soon. This is a free program hosted by the Piedmont Health District to encourage active living. Hope everyone will consider participating.

Girls cheerleading for football and youth football signups will be held throughout the months of May, June, and July at Gene Dixon Ball Park. For dates and times, email or visit their Facebook page: Buckingham Youth League. You can also sign up online at com. Football is for ages 5-13 and cheerleading is for ages 6-12.

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