The climate is cold and some days it snows, but the fun days of summer time are just a couple of months absent! One of the events that 4-H associates in Huntingdon County search forward to each and every 12 months is 4-H camp. We have a solid custom of household camping in our 4-H system and are very pleased that we operate hard each year to make the knowledge inexpensive for our youth, even in families with a number of young children.
4-H camp is a regional option, with youth from Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties taking part. It is a excellent possibility for our local youth to fulfill other individuals who they could see all over again at regional and point out stage events as they get older, and 4-H friendships final a life time! Earlier held in Spruce Creek at Camp Kanesatake, and right before that at Camp Blue Diamond in Petersburg and Camp Living Waters in Bedford County, our camp now calls Camp Harmony in Hooversville, Somerset County, home. This marks the second 12 months at this camp, and Huntingdon County youth are transported by bus from the area extension business office to and from camp.
Teenagers provide as camp counselors, typically finding out as a great deal or a lot more than the campers. They understand capabilities for doing the job with young individuals and these experiences generally aid them to solidify their potential and job possibilities. Connections created at camp with visitor presenters and workers users, as very well as 4-H’er families across our location often offer networking options that help them to be successful in upcoming endeavors. Counselors are 15-18 a long time outdated as of Jan. 1, 2023, and apps are open up now for these volunteer positions. It is not way too late to indicator up for 4-H this year and take part!
As with anything these times, financial stressors enjoy a significant portion in whether or not Huntingdon County youth can attend camp. Local 4-H cash from a assortment of sources guide us in sending our campers every single year. It expenditures $300 to deliver a member to camp, and we are lucky to have the capability to cut our members’ prices in 50 %, to $150 for every member as their portion of registration. Some of our 4-H golf equipment support members to include their expense, and we are now promoting Petersburg Fireplace Co. subs to enable associates offset their portion. See a community 4-H’er or get in touch with us if you are intrigued in subs for March 9!
Donations from neighborhood civic teams and folks are recognized to support youth go to camp as very well. If everyone is interested in supporting this application fiscally or wishes to discover out how to aid their personal baby be component of this awesome prospect, you should get hold of Christine Corl, extension educator 4-H youth development at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office on Fairgrounds Street. She can be attained at (814) 643-1660 or [email protected] When registration opens for campers, particulars will be sent to families.
Thank you to the group for ti ongoing aid of Huntingdon County 4-H Courses! The system could not arrive at the youth it serves with out the support of the community!