2013 4-H State Camps held

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

4-H State Camps took place on July 8-10, 2013 in Ferndale. This year's theme was "Express Yourself" in which 4-Hers got a chance to participate in various areas of the arts.

Junior camp gave the 4Her a taste of what it means to express yourself with various workshops that engage the mind. It provided an interaction among peers with positive outcomes, an appreciation of the arts, develop life skills with an understanding of what art is all about and how to express oneself through the arts.

Junior camp was filled with activities like video making, impromptu, true colors, comic strip making, rock wall climbing, water olympics, District Extravaganza and Photos by You Workshop.

Neal Benson and Louis John Lammers sat with the camp director at an honors breakfast because they will be moving on to Adventure/Challenge camp in 2014. Tionne Wooten and JaNyla Briggs both received the Best Camper award for their group in junior camp.

Adventure and Challenge was for teens who wanted a challenge focusing on teambuilding. This camp provided rope courses and rock climbing for the enthusiast at heart. Teen 4-H'ers had an opportunity to enjoy three action-packed days of fun, adventure, education, and leadership with a lot of new friends from all over the state.

Some of the things 4-Hers acquired from attending this camp were an appreciation of the great outdoors, accomplishment of self confidence, self worth and making new relationships with other. Adventure/Challenge youth participated in activities such as ropes course, climbing the Tower, Giants Ladder, canoeing, etc.

Kendra Stone and Nicholas Winstead both received their certificates for their last year in Adventure/Challenge camp. They are now eligible to become camp counselors for camp. Hannah Yost, a senior 4-Her, was a camp counselor this year. She also worked Camp Corral this month. Mississippi County 4-Hers would like to thank Hannah for all her hard work.

Mississippi County had 13 youth and two 4-H volunteer leaders, Mindy Simpson and Kelley Lammers, to attend 4H State Camp. Torya Fields-Woods, 4-H County Extension agent, also attended.

The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture would also like to thank its donors for supporting the 4H Program and the 4H Volunteer Leaders for going that extra mile.

For more information about the Mississippi County 4-H Program, feel free to contact Torya Fields-Woods, County Extension Agent-4H Youth Development at (870) 762-2075 or email her at tfields@uaex.edu.

The University of Arkansas offers its programs to youth between the ages of 5-19 years regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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