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Ag-Venture Camp

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Dig Into Ag-Venture


Dig into Food and Farming with Ag-Venture Day Camps


A series of day camps are again being offered to help children connect with the food they eat.“Dig Into Ag-Venture” day camps are being offered at Ozark Empire Fair on a series of topics.

The camps are designed to help children learn about food and how it is produced, according to Karla Deaver, 4-H Youth Development Specialist. “These camps give children an opportunity to experience the fair and have fun while learning about the food they eat in a new way,” said Deaver.

Camps will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. most days of the fair, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.Pre-registration is requested. Registration fee is $6 for one camp, and $2 for each additional camp. Registration includes an entry ticket to the fair, a special camp t-shirt, and all needed supplies for the camps. Topics include beef cattle, sheep and goats, dairy cattle, swine, grains, bees and honey, poultry, and fruits and vegetables.New for 2018 is the addition of a horse and equipment day. A different topic will be explored each day. The children will get an indepth look at where their food comes from and discuss how foods gets from farm to plate. The camp will also include barn tours and hands-on activities. Camps are offered for children ages 5 through 10.

Ag-Venture Day Camps is a joint venture of Ozark Empire Fair, Missouri State University Darr College of Agriculture, and University of Missouri Extension. Addional support has been received from a number of sponsors. For more information, contact Karla Deaver at 417-466-3102 or Cassie Reid at 417-833-2660. A registration brochure can be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.

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  • How much does Camp cost and what’s included?
    • Kids can come to camp for one day or all seven days. Registration is $6 per child for one day plus $2 for each additional day. Example, if they attend only once, it’s just $6 but it they want to come all eight days, you only pay $20. Remember, this includes fair admission. Kids will receive a special camp t-shirt and all needed supplies for the camps.
  • Who needs a ticket?
    • With pre-registration, one child ticket and one adult ticket will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form below. Tickets for additional days will be distributed at camp. A special parking permit will be issued for camp as well. Any additional passengers will require a ticket.
  • What gate do we enter and where do we go?
    • When dropping off children, please enter Gate 10 (on Smith Street) and proceed to the Darr and Wheeler Metals Ag Facility. Registration will take place at 9:30 am each day.
  • Is it all 10 days of the Fair?
    • No, we will not have camp on opening day, Thursday, July 26 or Sunday, July 29. Camp runs from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • What is appropriate dress?
    • Children need to be prepared for fun, hands-on classroom lessons and a tour of the fair. They will be walking outside so remember to apply sunscreen!
  • Who can register?
    • Camp is open to children ages 5-10. Parents are welcome to stay for the camp.
  • If your child is not pre-registered, you will have to pay for fair admission and parking upon arrival and $6 at registration.
  • Please note, participation is not guaranteed without pre-registration.
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