Cloverbuds get a taste of camp life
POYNETTE - Seventeen 4-H Cloverbud youth attended the annual Columbia County 4-H Cloverbud Camp held recently at MacKenzie Environmental Center.
Youth, grades kindergarten through second grade, attended the day camp, which gives a camp experience without the overnight stay. Camp activities were conducted by MacKenzie Center staff, volunteer 4-H adult and youth leaders as well as UW Extension staff.
The theme for the day was “It’s a Small World.” Campers traveled from station to station with their passports and learned about how individuals exist in a world that really is not as big as one might think.
Campers created crafts that were related to two different countries and prepared their own noon meal by using utensil-less cooking techniques over a campfire. They also explored the MacKenzie Center pond, another part of their world and even had a chance to visit the animal exhibit at the Center.
The 4-H Cloverbud program focuses on building self-esteem and creativity for younger member. Youth, ages kindergarten through second grade, are able to discover 4-H through experiences in expressive arts, mechanical sciences, environmental education, personal growth, animal sciences, family living, home environment and more.
For more information about 4-H youth opportunities in Columbia County and beyond, contact the Columbia County UW Extension Office at 608-742-9680 and ask for Karen Nelson or Pat Wagner.