Extension Review by Virginia Delvaux Clay County Extension educator Twenty-seven youth and two adult chaperones from Clay County attended 4-H Camp last week at 4-H Camp Lakodia at Madison.
The program theme was the "Power of Youth." Clay County campers had the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt that emphasized the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health components of the 4-H pledge. Members also participated in craft sessions, music, recreational activities, campfire and swimming.
Several members performed at the camp talent show. The
4-H members also participated in a community service project by bringing items to build "I Care Kits." Each county was assigned a specific item to bring. The items were assembled into kits that each county could take home and donate to shelters or food pantries in their communities.
Some of you may have read the news article that 4-H Camp Lakodia has been sold. The 4-H Friends of Camp Lakodia Board of Directors, who have been responsible for the camp in the past, will still have camping privileges during the summer months. Those of us who have been camping there over the years, look forward to seeing what changes will be made to update the camp facilities in the future.
The 4-H Performing Arts Troupe Camp was held June 16-22 at the Johnson Fine
Arts Center, Northern State University in Aberdeen. Youth ages 13-18 from across South Dakota are participating in the preparation camp. The troupe will perform in Aberdeen at the Brown County Fair and at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. The theme of this year's production is "Celebrating 100 Years of 4-H, The Power of Youth."
Performing Arts is a unique program because it provides opportunities for youth and
the arts to come together. Troupe members will experience first hand drama, music, dance and technical theater. Katie Miskimins, a member of the Clay County Go Getters, will be performing with the troupe this year. If you would like more information on when the troupe will be performing contact the Clay County Extension Office � 677-7111.
The Clay County 4-H Leaders Association is embarking on a project to locate and recognize the oldest living person in Clay County who participated as a 4-H member as a youth. Recognition of past 4-H members and leaders will be held Saturday, July 20 at the Clay County Fair. If you were a past 4-H member, or know of someone that should be considered for recognition please contact the Extension office.