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Highway 17 Detour Affects Some Routes to 4-H Camp

Iowa 4-H Center

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5/17/2010

AMES, Iowa – Even a bridge closure can’t keep kids from summer camp fun at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.

Iowa 17 is closed between Granger and Madrid, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Des Moines construction office. The closure will be in place to allow crews to replace the deck on the Des Moines River bridge. Iowa 17 traffic is detoured using Iowa 210 and Iowa 141. The closure and detour are expected to be in place until the end of August.

Parents should reroute accordingly when bringing their children to camp at the Iowa 4-H Center, said Abbie Parker, Iowa State University Extension program specialist at the center. The Iowa 4-H Center is northwest of Madrid on Peach Avenue, accessible from County Road E-57. Maps and driving directions are available from the center’s website, www.iowa4hcamp.com.

Registration continues for summer camps at the Iowa 4-H Center, Parker said. This year the center will host hundreds of kids in 29 different camps; eight of them are new for the 2010 season.

At the Iowa 4-H Center, campers enjoy a traditional camp experience with fun and safety as the top priorities. Since 1954, the Iowa 4-H Center has earned the distinction of being an American Camp Association accredited camp. For more information about Iowa 4-H Center summer camps go online to www.iowa4hcamp.com or contact the camp office by phone at 515-795-3338 or email at 4hcentermail@iastate.edu

About the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6 million young people across America with programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills. One in five Iowa school-age youth participates in 4-H. In Iowa, 4-H Youth Development is headquartered at the Iowa State University campus in Ames. 4-H is supported by federal, state and county funding, private grants and donations, and fees. For more information about joining 4-H, contact your Iowa State University Extension county office at www.extension.iastate.edu/content/county-offices/ or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/4H.

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Contacts :
Abbie Parker, Iowa 4-H Center, 515-795-3338, aeparker@iastate.edu
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu