Wild @ Webb 4-H Camp Continues for 12th Consecutive Year
Ask any Wild @ Webb 4-H camper what makes this camp so special and you will hear responses that
highlight a particular activity highlighting the natural resources activities; you may hear about the wildlife
programs they participated in; you could also hear about this being the first time they fired a gun. What you will
definitely hear is “the food”! For the last 12 years South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and South
Carolina 4-H have partnered to provide youth with an experience that fosters stewardship and leadership among
the ten to thirteen year olds who attend the camp.
During the week-long camp, youth participate in activities teaching wildlife and natural resource
conservation as well as participate in shooting sports activities all of which teach through 4-H’s “Learn by
Doing” model. Campers also engage in an off-site trip to learn about wildlife conservation and research being
conducted elsewhere in our state. This year funding from Lowcountry RC&D allowed students to visit the
Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton, SC to learn more about the aquaculture studies being conducted at the
facility and how they benefit the waters and estuaries along the coast of South Carolina.
The James W. Webb Wildlife Center and Game Management area is located in Garnett, SC. The 5,866
acres encompass upland pine stands that host endangered species such as red-cockaded woodpeckers, as well as
wildlife openings, bottomland hardwood forests and cypress-tupelo swamps. The Webb Center is a facility
owned and managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to provide wildlife habitat and opportunities
for public recreation.
South Carolina 4-H is the youth-development arm of Clemson University Cooperative Extension.
Programs cover animal science, agriculture, science, engineering, natural resources, healthy living, leadership
and much more. Participation in South Carolina 4-H has grown more than 20 percent over the past two years.
Last year, more than 104,400 young people in kindergarten through 12th grades participated in 4-H
programming, and more than 4,000 volunteers committed their time to support 4-H programs and events. To
learn more about SC4-H contact Dawn Stuckey, Hampton County 4-H Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
803-943-3427, ext. 112.
The Clemson University Extension Service offers its programs to any youth between the ages of 5-19
regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital
or family status and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.