Creating a 4-H Technology Camp for Middle School Youth
A pilot program for middle school youth focusing on building knowledge and skills in science and technology was planned and delivered by university and community partners in a resident camp setting. In-depth classes were taught by volunteer university faculty and community professionals. The small classes and engaged instructors lead to positive camper knowledge gains. The evaluation showed that campers liked their classes and were interested in learning more about the topics, but were less interested in getting a job that involved the topics. Post-camp evaluation showed 100% of campers were interested in retuning to the camp program in 2007.
Bourdeau, V. D., & Taylor, E. (2007). Creating a 4-H Technology Camp for Middle School Youth. The Journal of Extension, 45(5), Article 23. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss5/23