BOONE, Iowa—Thirty-two junior 4-H members from Boone, Marshall and Story counties took part in the annual Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp, July 29th to August 2nd at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid. Annette Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development Specialist told KWBG that the camp was a little longer this year, lasting a week instead of three-days. But the additional time allowed for additional activities. She says the camp is for those 4-H members in fourth thru sixth grade and concluded with a BBQ meal for campers, family members and staff. Over 100 were on hand for the meal.
The theme was “Splashtacular” and included numerous activities led by teen counselors. Camp based activities were led by the staff at the Iowa 4-H Center. There was also participation from Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition faculty and students. Brown said that included campers receiving additional lessons on nutrition and wellness. They also worked with the Boone County Master Gardeners, receiving lessons at the on-site garden.
Earlier this year, there was concern about the future of the Iowa 4-H Center. One of the few camps that continued was the Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp. Brown said the camp is expected to continue next year. The Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp is for 4-H members.