A new challenge to 4-H’ers creativity will take place this summer at the 4-H Design Camp, June 13 and 14 at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp at Halsey.  Future fashion designers and fashionistas will use watercolors to design two 4-H projects. One is a yard of fabric, and the other is fabric to create a garment, both of which can be entered in Beyond the Needle. They will also use engineering design principles to create a simple Wear Tec project.

4-H’ers must be enrolled in “STEAM Clothing 2 – Simply Sewing” or” STEAM Clothing 3 – A Stitch Further” and be 10 years of age or older to participate in the camp. They may bring a pattern for a top, skirt, pants or shorts, simple dress, or romper to sew from their fabric. Campers should also bring a sewing machine and sewing notions.

The fashionistas will also have the opportunity to enjoy the 4-H camp experience by tubing down the river, zipping down the zipline and spending a night at the camp. Cost is $125 per 4-H’er, which covers all fabric, watercolors, the Wear Tec project, and camp expenses.  The camp will begin Tuesday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m. CDT and conclude at 4:00 p.m. with a runway style show with everyone modeling their original creation.

Contact the Central Sandhills Area Extension Office for enrollment forms and more information at 1-308-645-2267, or Sue Pearman at spearman2@unl.edu.

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