MASON COUNTY — Summer is definitely on its way when plans for 4-H camp have been finalized.
The Mason County 4-H Leaders Association and the West Virginia University Extension Service will sponsor two weeks of residential camp this summer.
The first camp will be held the week of June 8-12 and is for older 4-H club members (seventh grade and up at the beginning of the 4-H year starting Oct. 1, 2013). The second camp will be held June 15-19 and is for younger 4-H club members (sixth grade and below at the beginning of the 4-H year starting Oct. 1, 2013). Both camps will be held at the Mason County Youth Camp, Southside, and will feature a variety of activities and programs. All 4-H members will be receiving complete information and registration forms in early-May.
Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp or an enrolled program, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. The income guidelines for reduced price meals by family size are listed below.) Children who are part of households that receive SNAP and/or TANF assistance are automatically eligible to receive free meals.
Federal income chart for school year July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 by household size and yearly/monthly income: Family of one, $21,257 yearly, $1,772 monthly; family of two, $28,694 year, $2,392 month; family of three, $36,131 year, $3,011 month; family of four, $43,568 year, $3,631 month; family of five, $51,005 year, $4,251 month; family of six, $58,442 year, $4,871 month; family of seven, $65,879 year, $5,490 month; family of eight, $73,316 year, $6,110 month.
For more information about the Mason County 4-H Camp Summer Food Program, please call Mason County Extension Agent, Lorrie Wright at 304-675-0888.