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Western 4-H Camp Not Just for 4-H Members

The Western 4-H Camp and its programs are open to all youth ages 5 to 18.

Parents considering what camps to send their children to this summer may want to consider the Western 4-H camp near Washburn.

“Some parents think that because the name of the facility is Western 4-H Camp that it is open just to 4-H members, but the camp and its programs are open to all youth ages 5 to 18,” says Brad Cogdill, North Dakota State University Center for 4-H Youth Development chair. “The various camps we are offering this summer range from the latest instruction on technology to learning basic outdoor skills.”

The camps and dates are:

  • Livestock Camp, June 1-5
  • Tractor Safety Camp, June 1-5
  • Survivor Outdoor Recreation Camp – The Ultimate Challenge, June 8-12
  • Kids in Action Camp, June 15-19
  • World of Wonder Camp, June 22-25
  • Barrel and Pole Horse Camp, June 22-25
  • Military Youth Camps, June 28-July 2
  • Trail Riding Horse Camp, July 6-9
  • Lights, Camera, Action Camp, July 6-10
  • Clover Camp (first- and second-graders), July 11-12
  • Beginning Outdoor Skills Camp, July 13-17

For more information on what is involved with each camp and a registration form, go to http://www.western4hcamp.com or call your county NDSU Extension Service office.

Sibling discounts are available for families who have more than one child from the same household attending camp. The youths do not have to attend the same camp to receive the discount.

“We are committed to providing a safe environment where children can make new friends and develop new skills while enjoying the beauty of the cottonwoods along the Missouri River,” Cogdill says. “Staff members are trained in nature, crafts, recreation, first aid, human development and working with youth to ensure a high-quality experience for campers.”

Facilities at the camp include a main lodge for dining and group activities and three sleeping cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom and shower facilities.

“If parents have children ages 5 through 18, the Western 4-H camp is a place to consider because kids have fun while discovering themselves and their surroundings,” Cogdill says.

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Brad Cogdill, (701) 231-7251, brad.cogdill@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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