Successful Regional 4-H Camp Creates Memories to Last a Lifetime
Posted: June 30, 2011
The only real training for leadership is leadership. “Take the Lead” was the theme at this year’s Regional 4-H Camp. Camp Kanesatake in Spruce Creek was buzzing with 4-H members from eight different counties across central Pennsylvania from June 19th until the 23rd.
The camp theme of “Take the Lead,” allowed the campers to be exposed to different leadership roles including workshops that promoted responsibility, self-help, self-esteem, public speaking and how to lead instead of boss. Those who participated, not only experienced workshops which helped to prepare them for leadership roles, but also were given the opportunities to ride on a zipline, swim in the enormous pool, join in sport and recreational games, partake in art and craft activities, enjoy campfires, catch fish, see local wildlife and attend a dance! Campers also had a blast, goofing around as Denny Huber, Balloon Artist and Magician, showed off his talents.
Clinton County had thirty traditional campers and seven mini-campers participate. Mini-Camp, an overnight experience for eight and nine year olds, took place on Sunday, June 19th, until Monday afternoon. Traditional-Camp, a four-day, three-night experience for 4-H’ers ages nine to fourteen, took place from Monday, June 20th until the evening of Thursday, June 23rd. A half-price scholarship was graciously presented to those children who participated from Clinton County through a grant from the Community Foundation.
4-H camp is made possible by Penn State Extension as a time for 4-H members to not only relax and create summer memories that will last a lifetime, but also learn skills that will benefit them and their communities. Thirty-two teenaged volunteer councilors and eighteen adult staff, both extension employees and 4-H volunteers, helped to make this year’s 4-H camp a successful event for the young 4-H members to enjoy.
Written by: Lauren Dwyer