by: Julia Wilson, Edmonson County Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences/ 4-H Youth Development
A long-cherished summer activity returned this year for Edmonson County Youth. Last week 42 campers, teen leaders, and adult volunteers from Edmonson County traveled to the 450-acre Western Kentucky 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. 4-H Camp returned with enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place to protect campers and leaders.
Edmonson County Campers traveled to and from activities together as a group during the week, limiting interaction with campers from other counties. Due to this, campers had the opportunity to participate in all the classes offered by camp instead of just three or four classes. Classes included archery, agriculture, canoeing, crafts, fishing, nature, low ropes, outdoor survival, riflery, and swim. Campers were able to attend at a discounted rate due to generous community donations and Ag. Tag Funds.
If you are interested in learning more about 4-H and other events offered by the Extension Office contact the office at 270-597-3628 or sign up for the online newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/uky/edmonsoncounty