Aggieland youth camps planned for this summer

COLLEGE STATION — Send your child to learn from the champions in Aggieland. The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University will host several youth camps this summer that can increase your child’s understanding of livestock through hands-on experience.

Topics range from livestock and horse judging, to showing cattle, sheep and goats. Camps and details are as follow:

Livestock Judging Camp

Show Cattle Camp

Horse Judging Camp

  • Dates: Camp I – June 22-24, 2011 & Camp II – July 6-8, 2011
  • Cost: $275 per participant. Camp fee includes meals, housing, judging manual, notebook and t-shirt. Adults, coaches or parents may attend for the same fee. However, additional chaperones may or may not be needed. $245 per participant if commuting.
  • Registration Deadline: (Both camps) May 15, 2011
  • About: These camps are for youth 12-18 years of age. New format with instructions for beginners/intermediate and advanced. Learn halter classes, performance classes and oral reasons.
  • Website: https://animalscience.tamu.edu/workshops/youth-work shops/tamu-horse-judging-camp.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Clay Cavinder at cac@tamu.edu or 979-845-7731.

Lamb and Goat Camp

  • Dates: Lamp Camp – July 15-17. 2011 & Goat Camp – July 22-24, 2011
  • Cost: $120 per participant. $60 per adult. Does not include lodging, but it does cover breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as snacks during breaks.
  • Registration Deadline: Open to the first 150 paid youth applicants.
  • About: Aggieland Lamb & Goat Camp is a 3-day program dedicated to teaching parents and students the fundamentals of feeding, nutrition, health, facilities, selection and showmanship. There will be lots of hands-on learning for all participants.
  • Website: https://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/sheep-goats/sheep-center/youth-camps/index.htm
  • Contact: Dr. Shawn Ramsey, Katie Fritz or Kelsey Willberg at 979-845-7616 or aggielandlambandgoatcamp@gmail.com.

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For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at cacoufal@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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