Area youth attend 4-H camp counselor trainingSeveral area youth attended the 4-H camp counselor training held April 9 near Morris.
Several area youth attended the 4-H camp counselor training held April 9 near Morris.
The students learned such life skills as communications, teamwork and cooperation. Training topics included learning what a camp counselor is, understanding age groups, learning games and songs, basic first aid and planning the 4-H camp.
This was a required nine-hour training that all 4-H camp counselors must attend to be able to be a 4-H camp counselor. They were trained for the 4-H camp to be held June 21 to 23 at the University of Minnesota-Morris campus.
Participants from Douglas County were Becca Fenlason, Christina Lakers, Evansville; Michael Way, Chippewans, Evansville; Ariel Way, Chippewans, Garfield; Ashley Larson, Lucky Stars, Alexandria; Megon Egenes, Chippewans, Alexandria; Kristin Egenes, Chippewans, Alexandria; Alexis Kokett, Liberty Livewires, Alexandria; Lauren Engebretson, Chippewans, Alexandria; and Kenzie Stark, Chippewans, Alexandria.
4-H is open to anyone in kindergarten through grade 13. For information about 4-H camps, youth leadership opportunities or joining 4-H, call the Douglas County Extension office at (320) 762-3890.