Douglas County sent 12 youth to a 4-H Junior Leader Workshop called “Ignite Your Spark” to learn leadership skills.

The camp was held Oct. 21 at Faith Haven Camp near Battle Lake. This camp is designed to inspire and enable each participant to uncover unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success as a leader in their 4-H program.

Sixty youth in grades 6-9 attended, representing eight 4-H programs.

Youth plan and carry out activities during the camp through committees they sit on where they learn to work together as a team, become more confident and showcase their skills to others. Committees are guided by Continuing Committee Members who were chosen after last year’s camp through an application process.

Leadership workshops included team building, social emotional learning, communication, problem solving, stress management, exploring the Minnesota 4-H State ambassador program and learning about themselves.

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