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Memorial honoring ElRoy Haadem & Pat Carpentier

ElRoy Haadem and Patrick Carpentier dedicated their professional careers to NDSU Extension and many hours to 4-H youth and the North Dakota 4-H Camp. The two passed away within hours of each other in March 2020. To honor their work with the camp, a new outdoor dining patio will be built with the memorial donations.

The goal is to raise $25,000 so 4-H'ers and other youth plus the many other groups that use the camp can:

  • Eat and play outside, even when it's raining.
  • Be sheltered from the hot sun.
  • Sit down while watching supper being grilled or marshmallows being roasted on the campfire.


History with NDSU Extension and North Dakota 4-H Camp

ElRoy and Pat were leaders with the 4-H camp since its beginnings in 1970. Their two counties, Burleigh and McLean, along with Morton and Oliver, probably provided more camp help over the years than any others.

Many people have fond camp memories of Pat grilling steaks and of ElRoy trimming trees.

In addition to their camp work, they both had long and storied careers with NDSU Extension.

ElRoy Haadem        

"ElRoy always enjoyed working with his chainsaw at camp to cut down some small trees or cut up some firewood. Pat and ElRoy right before their retirements always had plenty of time to 'supervise' all the other agents, lending their advice and showing us how camp worked. I think it made them proud of what they started and that their passion was continuing with the newer Extension agents." -Karla Meikle, Morton County Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

ElRoy Haadem

  • Williams County 1968-69
  • Foster County 1969-75
  • Burleigh County 1976-2011





Patrick Carpentier

"4-H Camp was a special interest of ElRoy and Pat, and where so many of us really got to know them. Even after retiring, they were instrumental in helping with the camp renovation and with its transfer to the North Dakota 4-H Foundation" -Duane Hauck, Retired NDSU Extension Service Director

Patrick Carpentier

  • Ward County 1967-69
  • Griggs County 1969-76
  • McLean County 1976-2011





Donors to the dining patio in honor of ElRoy and Pat will be recognized in these categories:

  • $1,000 Champion
  • $500 Blue Ribbon
  • $250 Red Ribbon
  • $100 White Ribbon


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