Children will explore energy at 4-H C.L.U.E. Camp

PEKIN, Ill. - 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 10-11 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. Learn more or register at 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 about 4-H, in addition to other youth and adult programs offered through Extension, visit their website at You can also learn more about Illinois 4-H Foundation at

Source: Emily Schoenfelder, 4-H Youth Development Educator,

About University of Illinois Extension: University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois' 102 counties — and far beyond. Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas: energy and environmental stewardship, food safety and security, economic development and workforce preparedness, family health, financial security, and wellness, and youth development.

About 4-H: Illinois 4-H strives to help youth learn skills for living. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to impact the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.