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4-H Camp slots still available

Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

There are a limited number of camper slots still available for 4-H Camp, which is set for June 10 through 14 at Camp Benson in Mount Carroll.

4-H Camp is a five-day, four-night residential camping experience that is conducted cooperatively by University of Illinois Extension staff in Stephenson and Ogle Counties and the professional staff at Camp Benson.

During camp week, youth will engage in a variety of activities designed to challenge, educate and entertain. Two or three free-choice periods will be offered daily and will include options such as: hiking, rifelry, nature study, rock climbing, arts and crafts, archery, kayaking, crate stacking, team building challenges, survival skills, scrapbooking, dance/cheerleading, and GPS scavenger hunts. Evening activities will be provided by the teen 4-H camp counselors from the co-sponsoring counties and include campfires, a dance and a talent show.

4-H Camp is open to all youth, ages 8 to 14 by June 10, 2013. 4-H membership is not required; however all participants will be expected to comply with the same high behavior standards expected of 4-H’ers.

Cost is $250 until June 3. An application and forms can be downloaded at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/4hsoulcamp/. Call 815-732-2191 for more information. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-reserve basis.

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