Rock 22 Summer Youth Expo

If your child enjoys the outdoors, love animals, likes to garden, or gets excited about wellness and fitness activities, we have the expo for you!

Registration for the Rock 22 Summer Youth Expo is open until July 21. The expo is sponsored by the Alcorn State University Extension Program.

Rock 22 Summer Youth Expo (July 24-28)

Mark your calendar for July 24-28 for the Rock 22 Summer Youth Expo. The expo will be held at Rock 22 Farm/Ranch, 4239 Tom Collins Road, Utica, MS. The camp is for youth ages 13-18, and will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agricultural and wellness learning camp will cover the following topics:

  • ATV, Farm and Wildlife Safety
  • Forestry (Tree ID/Insect ID/Edible Forge)
  • Wildlife & Fisheries (Preservation/Wildlife/Amazing Animal)
  • Nutrition, Fitness
  • Drone Commercial Application Demo/Safety
  • Career Planning Livestock
  • Horticulture (Herbs Container Gardening)
  • Domestic Animals (Horses/Goats/Cattle)

Staff, from the Alcorn State University School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Hinds Community College, Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Hinds County Sheriff Department, and Mississippi State University Extension Service, will serve as presenters.

The camp will provide enrichment activities and promote interdisciplinary learning experiences for middle and high school youth interested in the industry of agriculture and environmental sciences – with emphasis on career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship, and leadership development.

Planned activities will encourage, explore and introduce the principles of asking methodical questions, critical thinking, and observing and exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Activities will introduce participants to the 21st century skills necessary to become involved in sharing experiences and improving existing technologies. These skills will inspire life lessons and enhance participants’ desires to influence better life choices; thus, creating a better quality of life that will promote positive youth development.

The camp is free and space is limited, first-come, first-served. Deadline to register: July 21.

To register, contact Manola Erby, youth specialist, Alcorn State Extension Program, at 601-857-0250 or

[email protected].