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 dstucke@clemson.edu 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.