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On June 2-5, area youth participated in this year’s 4-H Junior Camp program.
The theme for the camp was “Clue Into 4-H”. Campers ages 8-11 from Pike, Ralls, Marion, Shelby, Lewis and Clark counties took part in the camp at Camp Inlow near Philadelphia.
Counselors for the camp were: Alexa Fisher, Halie Meyer, Lance Dixon, Shaylen Martin, Reed Niemeyer and Teagan Teasley, Pike County; Brenna Brocksmith, Doug Bross, Marissa Todd, and Mikayla Todd, Marion County; Ashley Kleine and Ian Riney, Clark County; and Houston Bischel, Shelby County.
While at camp, campers took part in Clue themed workshops presented by the counselors. Workshops included Board Game Bonanza, 4-H Trivia, crafts, character, foods, thinking outside the box, writing, finger print identification and bottle rockets. Campers learned social, cooperation and leadership skills through these workshops. The campers also enjoyed swimming and water games.
Campers attending from Pike County were: Kari Leake, Evan Meyer, Abbie Waddell, Andrew Biggs, Shelby Cohea, Claire Graver, Bailey Graves, Hannah Hortness, Saige Hortness, Olivia Niemeyer, Halle Roach, Connor Shannon, Katherine Dixon, Kyle Martin, Lucas Martin, Callie Bailey, Chloe Gibson, Abigail Jacyna, Gretchen Capps, Derek Illy, Olivia Brune, Madison Horstmeier, Kasey Leake, Peyton Sambo, Abby Robb, Lexi Robb, Raymond Bird, Luke Bruns, and Katelyn Lee.
On June 2-5, area youth participated in this year’s 4-H Teen Camp program. The theme for the camp was, “Ancient Greece”. Teens ages 12-14 from Pike, Ralls, Marion, Shelby, Lewis, and Clark counties took part in the camp at Camp Inlow near Philadelphia.
Counselors for the camp were: Megan Hakenwerth, Emily Schuckenbrock, Ashlee Waddell, and Danny Somers, Pike County; Jennifer Durbin and Madalyn Bartels, Marion County; and Sara Christine and Jacob Rich, Shelby County.
Workshops were Greek foods, Olympic games, survivor bracelets, chariot building, catapult building, Greek trivia, create your own Greek myth and learning about Greek attire. Campers also enjoyed swimming.
Through these workshops, campers learned many life skills such as team-building, communication and problem solving. Keynote topics were team building and win as much as you can.
Representing Pike County was Emily Meyer.