Sixteen local 4-H’ers got a chance to work on crafts and arts as well as learn how to shoot and build things out of wood, plus other activities, during the 2019 Regional 4-H Camp at the University of Minnesota, Morris campus in June.

The camp is open to grades 3-6, and this one drew 141 campers and 28 teenage counselors from 13 Minnesota counties.

Camps offer more time to spend on learning experiences than do clubs, events or fairs. Activities are designed to nurture a relationship with nature. Campers get to choose from six educational tracks: agriculture, agronomy, crafts and fine arts, shooting sports, shop/woods, and engineering design/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Campers came from several 4-H clubs, including Lake Mary Troopers, Carlos Happy Helpers, Chippewans, Lucky Star, Liberty Livewires, Christina Lakers, Working Wonders and Moe.

To learn more about 4-H in Douglas County, visit or contact 4-H program coordinators Jodi Hintzen at 320-762-3890 or, or Jackie Kokett at 320-762-3890 or