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Posted by: Dennis Hinkamp on Jul 25, 2012

Camp Teaches Baby Sitting Basics

Contact: Caresa Alexander
  Utah State University Extension family and consumer sciences assistant
  Phone: 801-468-3175
  E-Mail: caresa.alexander@usu.edu
   


USU Extension Sponsors Successful Sitter Day Camp

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah State University Extension in Salt Lake County presents “Successful Sitter Day Camp,” held Aug. 1 to 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, south building, room S1010.
 
The camp provides education for youth who watch siblings or who are interested in starting their own babysitting business. It also provides tips for becoming capable, caring, responsible babysitters.  
 
“The Successful Sitter Camp will give youth the skills to make them the favorite babysitter and the knowledge of what parents want in a sitter,” said Mary Lynn, USU Extension family and consumer sciences intern.
 
Lynn will teach the class along with Marilyn Albertson, USU Extension family and consumer sciences associate professor. The day camp is geared for youth ages 10 to 14, but older teens are welcome to register. Over the three-day course, a babysitting kit will be assembled by participants and will include such items as healthy snack recipes, first aid and safety skills information, art projects and music and story time samples.
 
Youth who register for the day camp will also be enrolled in 4-H though September. With the 4-H membership, youth can enter their babysitting kit in the Salt Lake County Fair held Aug. 8 to 11. Cost for the three-day camp is $30 per person and covers membership through September.
 
For more information, call 801-468-3175. To register, visit extension.usu.edu/SALT LAKE/ or successfulsittercamp.eventbrite.com/.
 
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