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.  

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