Extension News

Brand New 4-H Camps for 2009

5/8/2009

AMES, Iowa – Young campers can choose from eight exciting new specialty camps this summer at the Iowa 4-H Center.  These new 4-H camps are all specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of youth age 7 to 14 and to foster positive life skills they will benefit from for years to come.

“We have designed two half-week camps for younger youth 7-9 years old. Secret Agent campers will solve camp mysteries and Inside Out campers will get to experience one night in a camp cabin and a second night in a tent,” said Traci Haselhuhn, Iowa 4-H Center program specialist.

New camps, including Rail Camp, First Iowans, Military Heritage and Archeology Camp, have been developed by camp staff member Darrek Orwig, a history major at Iowa State University.   These programs are designed to make history come alive through hands-on activities. Campers will get to ride a train, eat military rations, sleep in civil war-era tents, try buffalo meat and explore Iowa archeology sites.

Sports Zone provides 11- to 13-year-old campers an opportunity to learn about American and International sports, practice team
work and good sportsmanship, plus tour the ISU athletic department and visit an athletic trainer. Express Yourself camp offers more challenging creative arts activities for campers 12 to 14 years old.

To choose a camp that is just for you, visit the Iowa 4-H Center Web site at www.iowa4hcamp.com/summercamp.

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Contacts :
Traci Haselhuhn, Iowa 4-H Center, (515) 795-3338, tracidh@iastate.edu

Caitlyn Miller, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, millercm@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu