2011 4-H Youth Summer Camp
June 27-30 Ocqueoc Center
Summer Camp is always fun for everyone. You are able to enjoy outdoor activities, learn to canoe, and visit the lamprey station. What is camp without a camp fire in the evening along with camp fire songs and stories? Camp welcomes youth 9 to 12 years old as participants and counselors that are 15 to 18 years old. Counselors must be youth oriented and focused on creating a positive memorable time for youth.
Applications for counselors and youth participants will be available at the MSU Extension office in April. We are located in the Old Court house in Atlanta.
Fishing Camp 2010
4-H summer camp is one of the highlights for many 4-H members every summer and this year was no different. The 4-H members that were able to attend camp were; Allan Cramer, Jessica Baur, Tiffany Bennett, Dominic Witherspoon, Adrian Oesch, Kenyon Oesch, Kayla Beauregard, Caleb Cumper, Darian Klein, Jacob Lawler, and Micah Pridemore.
It was an exciting time at Loon Lake Retreat July 5-8 for these Monmorency youth.
The theme this year was "Fishing". The curriculum used for teaching kids to fish was Project F.I.S.H.(Friends Involved in Sportfishing Heritage). Counselors and volunteers attended a training of Project F.I.S.H. on June 29th so they would be able to bring and share skills such as fishing, environmental stewardship, tackle crafting, and knot tying to campers. Project F.I.S.H. can benefit and impact youth in many ways.
Some of the skills that we taught to the youth were:
Understanding o Aquatic Ecology.
Tackle Crafting Skills.
Ethics and Responsibility as Anglers
Understanding of Fisheries Management.
Many extra volunteers were enlisted to bring the experience of fishing to 4-H members. Roger Frye, Katie Dahlgren, Carol Klein, and Stacey Oesch participated by teaching campers in various fishing techniques, fish identification and prints. In addition, volunteers from Alcona, Otsego and Presque Isle Counties also shared their knowledge of fishing skills. We would like to thank these volunteers for their efforts and for spending their time at 4-H summer camp.
Each member that attended 4-H camp received a fishing pole, tackle box, tackle, a tee-shirt, a clock that they made, and an exciting experience of fishing.
4-H can make a difference in the lives of many youth. We are thankful to the volunteers and for the participation that is given to the youth in the county. This type of dedication demonstrates the importance and value we place on youth and the 4-H program in Montmorency County.