The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 7, 2013

4-H Camp is a culmination of hard work and all the wonderful counselors

Hello, Ashtabula County!  I hope you had an excellent 4th of July Holiday.

It is nice to take time to relax and thank all those who have made our freedoms possible.

During the last week of June, we conducted our annual 4-H Camp at 4-H Camp Whitewood in Windsor.  It was a fabulous week.

Today, I would like to recap our 4-H Camp. To me, this is the most valuable 4-H youth development activity that we conduct each year.

We were sold-out with 195 youth, ages 8 to 14, participating in our week of camp.  This camping week is the culmination of a lot of hard work of our 4-H Camp Counselors who began their training program early this year.

This year’s theme was “Wild, Wild West.” Our counselors did a wonderful job developing activities around this theme for campers.

I am so impressed with the maturity of our counselors and their leadership for our campers.

Our campers enjoyed swimming, hiking, boating, recreation, shooting sports and many of our tradition games, songs and activities.

The success of the camp is credit to the wonderful counselors, deans, and OSU Program Assistant Abbey Averill.

Kudos to the following counselors who made this a successful week: Kimberly Brumagin, Zoe Contenza, Dacota Craft, Ben Damm,  David Daughters, Emily Deering, Tyler Drought, Megan Dunlap, Gina Dlwgosh, Jake Groce, Karissa Hartzell, Sophia Hauser, Matt Horgan, Cody Kanicki, Brad Kobernik, Kelsey Lillie, Brandon Lopez, Melanie March, Kelsey Merritt, Brittany Nevison, Holly Nye, Emily O‘Dell, Logan Platt, Kaycee Rhoades, Taylor Rhoades, Caitlyn Sloan, Johnathan Squibbs, Troy Stitt, Justin Swiger and Ally Thompson.

A special thank you is extended to our Dean of Men, Wade Stitt and Mike Ensman and our Dean of Women, Gidget Marrison and Ashley Meaney.

Each were excellent in helping our counselors during the week and making sure all of the behind the scene logistics kept rolling.

Jenna Hoyt, our 4-H Educator and Jen Kapalin, our 4-H Summer Intern were also vital behind the scenes.

I also would like to thank Judy Meaney for taking time out of her busy schedule to serve as our camp nurse.

I would also like to thank the entire staff at 4-H Camp Whitewood. It was a great week!

And last, but not least, I would like to thank Abbey Averill for directing this camp and our camp counselor training program.  This was one of the best camps we have had here in Ashtabula County!

For those youth still interested in attending a camp at 4-H Camp Whitewood this summer, please check out their web site at: http://4hcampwhitewood.osu.edu/.

Our camp session is already schedule for next year and will be held on June 29 to July 5, 2014.  Make sure you get your reservations in early as we sell out this camp every year.

I would like to end today’s column with quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson who stated, “Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.”

 Have a good and safe holiday weekend!

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David Marrison is Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension. He can be reached at 440-576-9008 or marrison.2@osu.edu

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