This summer, children will have the opportunity to explore energy through hands-on activities during a new, virtual 4-H camp! C.L.U.E. (Children Looking Undercover for Energy) Camp will take place on June 10, 17, and 24. Participants will meet via Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m. to learn about energy, develop scientific reasoning skills, and perform exciting experiments.

4-H C.L.U.E. Camp is open to any young person ages 5 to 7. Kits with all needed materials will be provided and available for pick up at the University of Illinois Extension offices in Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties, prior to the first session of camp. Participation is free of charge thanks to a generous grant from the Illinois 4-H Foundation.

Additionally, camp sessions will be taught by 4-H Teen Teachers. These teens were specially selected and trained in positive youth development, curriculum delivery, youth characteristics, and more! As young people themselves, Teen Teachers have a unique ability to connect to younger kids and explain information in ways that are easily understood. Plus, teaching opportunities like C.L.U.E. Camp help the teens develop leadership skills while giving back to the community.  

For more information contact Emily Schoenfelder, 4-H youth educator at or Judy Schmidt, 4-H metro youth educator at


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University of Illinois, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Local Extension Councils Cooperating. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, email Early requests are encouraged to allow time to meet individual requests.