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February 19, 2018 ND 4-H Camps

New adventures await campers at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn this year.

The Discover North Dakota Camp, for youth 8 to 12 years of age, is one of the new offerings in 2018.

The Create It: Science, Photography, Woodworking and the Junkin’ It: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle camps are returning this year.

Clover Camp teaches 5- to 9-year-olds the basics of camping. This is a great experience for youth who are camping overnight for the first time.

In all, the North Dakota 4-H Camp will host 17 camps this year. The first one starts June 3 and the last one starts Aug. 5.  Many of the regular camps are returning, including the Livestock, Wish I Had a Horse, Survivor Outdoor Recreation and 4-H Adventure camps.

Youth do not have to be enrolled in 4-H to attend the camps.

The camp also has a, two-mile walking trail with markers to indicate where hikers can stop along the way to learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition and do a physical activity, such as jump on one foot, do push-ups and pretend they are paddling a canoe.

The 84-acre camp is along the banks of the Missouri River near Fort Mandan, where explorers Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804. The camp began as the Western North Dakota 4-H Camp, one of two regional 4-H camps. Now it is the sole statewide 4-H camp facility.

The Johnsrud 4-H Education Center, named in honor of Myron Johnsrud, NDSU Extension director from 1974 to 1986, will be used for camp registration and large-group activities, and as a place to hold activities indoors in bad weather. Two attached shower houses have reinforced walls to protect campers in storms.

The Center for 4-H Youth Development will provide camp scholarships to youth based on financial need or special circumstances. The North Dakota 4-H Foundation provides the funding for those scholarships. Some counties also provide scholarships, so youth should contact their local Extension office to learn about the availability of funding.

The camp schedule for 2018 includes

June 3-7               Just Starting to Ride: Wish I Had a Horse Camp
June 3-7               You’re the Chef
June 10-14          Livestock Camp
June 10-14          Whopper Club Fishing Camp
June 15-16          Clover Camp I
June 17-21          Extreme Survivor
June 17-21          Outdoor Skills: Archery
June 17-21          Create It: Science, Photography, Wood Working Camp
June 24-28          Discover North Dakota Camp
June 24-28          Completing the Pattern: Horse Camp
July 8-12 4-H       Adventure Camp I: The “Whodunit” Mystery Camp
July 15-19            Military I
July 15-19            Military II
July 20-21            Clover Camp II
July 29-Aug. 2 Adventure Camp II: Ninja Challenge
Aug. 5-9               4-H Adventure Camp III: The “Whodunit” Mystery Camp
Aug. 5-9               Junkin’ It: Reuse and Recycle Camp 10 and older 8 to 11

Visit https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/camp/ for additional information on how to register and what to bring to camp, and scholarship applications.

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