Egenes attends state 4-H counselor training
4-H youth attended a 4-H Camp Counselor training on April 2 at the Extension Regional Office near Morris. Megan Egenes of Alexandria and Chippewans 4-H Club represented Douglas County at the training.
Offered by the state, this nine-hour training is required for all 4-H camp counselors. Training equips counselors to provide a safe, respectful and engaging experience for campers.
Instructors taught life skills including communication, teamwork and cooperation. Training topics included handling homesickness, understanding age groups, learning games and songs, basic first aid and planning the 4-H camp. Counselors were trained for the 4-H Camp in June at the University of Minnesota, Morris campus.
4-H is a youth development program that offers 4-H clubs and 4-H adventures such as 4-H camp. It is open to anyone grades kindergarten through one year post high school. There is a program specifically for kindergarten through second grade called Cloverbuds.
For more information about 4-H camps, youth leadership opportunities or joining 4-H, contact the Douglas County Extension office at (320) 762-3890 or visit in person at the Douglas County Service Center building, 720 Fillmore Street in Alexandria.