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4-H camps offered this summer

These Douglas County youngsters attended a 4-H Camp Counselor training near Morris.

The following 4-H camps are being offered this summer:

Go Green 4-H Residential Camp offers swimming, boating, a waterslide, walking trails, campfires, archery and crafts. Open to all youth completing grades 3-6. Camp dates are June 23-25 at Camp Koronis in Paynesville. To register or for more information, contact the Douglas County Extension Office at (320) 762-3890. Registration deadline is May 29.

Shiver Me Timbers 4-H Mini Resident Camp is for youth completing grades 3 and 4. It will be held at Smokey Timbers Camp near Miltona July 13 and 14, arriving at 1 p.m. and departing the next day at noon. To register or for more information, contact the local Douglas County Extension Office at (320) 762-3890.

4-H is open to anyone grades K-13. The youth developmental program offers 4-H clubs and adventures, such as 4-H camp. For more information, call the Douglas County Extension Office at (320) 762-3890.

4-H'ers attend counselor training

Youth from a 14-county area attended 4-H Camp Counselor Training April 4 near Morris. During the nine-hour training, they learned to understand different age groups, teach games and songs, plan a 4-H camp and they learn basic first aid. All 4-H camp counselors are required to attend. Participants from Douglas County include (back row, left to right) Lauren Engebretson of Alexandria, Meg Hintzen of Carlos, Kristin Egenes of Alexandria, (front row) Ashley Larson of Alexandria, Becca Fenlason of Evansville and Jill Lundeen of Brandon. For information on upcoming camps, see listing elsewhere on this page.