University of Illinois Extension invites you to participate in the upcoming Find Your Spark in the Park with 4-H! This summer camp will spark your interest in 4-H and some of the project areas it has to offer. This camp is for youth in grades 3-5, and will be held at Rotary Park in LaSalle June 7 - 11, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. The camp will meet at the large shelter each morning, so look for the University of Illinois orange and blue tent! Advanced registration is required; please call the LaSalle Park District at 815-223-3755.

This 4-H adventure in the park will allow youth to explore a variety of topics. Animal Science is always popular, so youth will be given the opportunity to learn about and meet live animals. To appreciate our local environment and its species, youth will take a nature walk and explore the park with one of our Master Naturalists. They will create a unique piece of natural art to remember the experience. No summer camp is complete without fun games. One morning will be dedicated to exercises, games, and learning about sports nutrition. Lastly, aerospace is a topic all youth like to explore. Campers will experience creating and flying a balloon rocket and learning how to make paper airplanes that catch the wind. Join us to make your first week of summer vacation a blast!

This experience will be outdoors, so we ask all participants to dress appropriately for the weather and wear gym shoes. Masks will be required. A healthy snack and drink will be provided each day. For more information please contact Beth Dellatori, 4-H Youth Development Educator at or 815-224-0889.

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. 

If you have questions or need more information, please call University of Illinois Extension- Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please indicate when registering or contact the Extension office. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

Source: Beth Dellatori, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development