Adams County 4-H members had a ‘super’ time at this year’s 4-H Regional Overnight Camp near Fairfield.
Campers had a blast participating in workshops that were planned around a Super Hero theme. “Green Arrow’s Target” with 4-H Educator Darlene Resh, allowed the campers to practice handling air rifles and to learn more about the 4-H shooting sports projects. Through the workshop “Aquaman’s Adventure,” run by 4-H Educators Carolyn McGraw and Whitney Smith, campers practiced their skills casting fishing lines and learned about the water cycle and animal superpowers.
Youth also had the opportunity to learn about reptiles, liquid nitrogen, food science, and the science behind superheros. Campers also took the time to give back to the community, by writing thank-you notes to our men and women serving in the military.
The camp, held at Camp Eder in Fairfield, was open to 4-H members ages 8-13 from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties. It engages campers in projects focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Adams County had 20 members attend as campers, and eight members attend as counselors and counselors in training.
Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Penn State Extension 4-H youth development educators in all 67 counties throughout the commonwealth administer local 4-H programs through non-formal education and outreach.
To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h