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Registration open for summer camp

SOUL 4-H Camp is set for June 10 through 14 at Camp Benson in Mount Carroll. Camper registration is now being accepted.

SOUL 4-H Camp is a five-day, four-night residential camp conducted cooperatively by University of Illinois Extension staff in Unit 1 (Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago) and Unit 2 (Boone, DeKalb, Ogle) and the staff at Camp Benson.

Campers will engage in activities that challenge, educate and entertain. Two or three free choice periods will be offered daily and will include such options as hiking, nature study, rock climbing, rappelling, arts and crafts, shooting sports, tubing and kayaking, field games, crate stacking, team-building challenges, camping skills and GPS scavenger hunts. Evening activities will be provided by teen 4-H camp counselors and include campfires, a dance and a talent show.

4-H Camp is open to all youth, ages 8 to 14 by June 10. 4-H membership is not required; however, all participants will be expected to comply with the same high behavior standards expected of 4-Hers.

Participants who register before March 1 will pay $235. Those who register on or after March 1 will pay $250. A minimum $75 deposit is required with registration. A camper T-shirt is included in the cost. Scholarship rebates are provided for enrolled 4-H club members in some counties. Check with your local Extension office to learn what monies may be available to help offset camp costs for your family.

For information or an application, call University of Illinois Extension – Ogle County at 815-732-2191 or visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/ and click on SOUL 4-H Camp.

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