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4-H trains youth as camp counselors

Callie Taveirne from Alexandria was one of 24 youth who recently attended 4-H camp counselor training at the West Central Research and Outreach Center near Morris. The nine-hour training is required to serve as a 4-H camp counselor.

Callie, 13 belongs to the Liberty Livewires 4-H Club. She focuses on dog training, food and nutrition and will work with rabbits this year.

Minnesota 4-H conducts camps all year at various locations, aiming for a well-planned youth camp that improves self-esteem, environmental awareness and peer relationships, among other positive outcomes.

Counselors will be able to use the skills they learned at the 2017 Regional 4-H Camp June 20-22 at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Regional 4-H Camp, held June 20-22, 2017 is for youth who have completed grades 3-6. Campers participate in hands-on learning activities, small group discussions and unique outdoor opportunities. For registration material, visit

To learn more about 4-H in Douglas County, contact 4-H Program Coordinators Jodi Hintzen at or Jackie Kokett at .