4-H Camp a Success

Regional 4-H Camp a Success

4-H junior members filled two days and one night with outdoor adventures, fun in the sun and team building activities on June 6 and 7 at Crooked Creek Christian Camp in Washington.  ISU Extension and Outreach team Region 19 (Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk and Washington Counties) work together to offer this camping experience annually to their 4th – 6th grade members.

Campers had a variety of activities, including canoeing, fishing, swimming, water slide, mindfulness exercises, grilled cheese food challenge, archery, tie-dye, and more.  Special guest presenters Bows & Bullets 4-H Club, Tanner Wenger for Taekwondo and extension staff from Washington, Johnson, Keokuk and Iowa county delivered the other programs.

4-H junior members enjoyed meeting other 4-Her’s from neighboring counties and spending time together. The “magic” of camp was in full effect.  One camper even said they couldn’t pick a favorite moment, “Every minute was my favorite.”

Region 19 4-H staff was excited to offer this overnight opportunity again as they took a few years off due to COVID.

“The learning, bonding, growing and fun that happens at 4-H Jr Camp is special,” said Washington County 4-H/Youth Coordinator.  “As staff, I love getting to spend time with these 4-Hers to see them in action and try new things.   And then watching them grow for the next 7-9 years in our program is so rewarding.”

For more information about joining 4-H, summer camp opportunities or how to volunteer for Washington County 4-H, please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319/653-4811.  Follow “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook.