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Marion County 4-Hers had a blast during their recent week at 4-H Camp. Eighty-four campers, teen leaders, and adults from Marion County travelled to Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp in Jabez from May 28 through June 1. "Celebrating the Super Hero Within You" was the theme of Marion County's week at 4-H Camp. Camp took place during the Memorial Day holiday so campers had the opportunity to reflect on the "super heroes" that served in the armed forces as well as looking within themselves and recognizing their heroic qualities.
While at camp, 4-Hers had the opportunity to climb a rock wall and zip line, swim and enjoy the water slide, go on nature hikes, practice their rifle skills, explore the cave, go canoeing on beautiful Lake Cumberland, learn how to cast and go fishing at the lake, and take pontoon rides.
Each night at 4-H Camp after sallying the "spirit stick" is awarded to the day's most enthusiastic and responsible cabin. Deeds that help a cabin receive the spirit stick are cheering on the way to and from camp classes, being on time, and helping others. Marion County Cabin 13 earned the spirit stick on Tuesday night and Marion County Cabin 15 earned the spirit stick on Thursday night. Campers, teens and adults enjoyed dressing up as super heroes for the carnival on Wednesday night. Thursday night campers took part in the annual bon fire and "super sally." Besides these fun activities campers also made new friends, learned leadership and teambuilding skills during their classes and learned personal responsibility and self-sufficiency from cabin living. Many campers are already talking about plans to attend next year.
If you're interested in attending 4-H Camp in 2013, keep an eye on your monthly 4-H Newsletter (if you don't receive one, you can call the extension office at (270) 692-2421 to be added to the list) for 2013 dates.
Additional opportunities for youth in 4-H this summer include summer project days, a Sewing Day Camp on July 23, county fair project entry on July 2, 4-H Shooting Sports Competitions and Events, 4-H Livestock Shows and events and much more.
For more information about camp or other 4-H activities you can call Rebecca Hill, county extension agent for 4-H Youth Development at the extension office at (270) 692-2421.
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