Summer Camp for Barry 4-H members is out of this world
Six Barry County 4-H youth members attended Southwest Missouri 4-H Summer Camp at Roaring River State Park this June. The camp theme was Mission Space funded by a NASA grant.
Activities emphasized fun but covered topics as diverse as physics, chemistry, engineering and food. 4-H members built rockets out of plastic bottles and pencils and created lunar gear. At the youngest aged camp, called Clover Kids Camp, youth even made jet packs out of two-liter bottles and old seat belts.
Barry County 4-H members that attended 4-H camp were Kaleb Tucker, of Exeter; Jason Ball, of Purdy; and Jesse, Rachel, Dylan and Erika Bridges, all of Washburn.
Teen counselors were used to help deliver the programs. As a counselor, teens are asked to take on responsibility for presenting workshops, helping support campers have fun and ensuring the safety of their groups.
To learn more about 4-H and how to get involved locally go online to http://mo4h.missouri.edu or visit the Newton County University of Missouri Extension Center in Smith Hall on the Crowder College campus.
For information on enrolling with an existing club or starting a new 4-H club contact, Jeremy Elliott-Engel or Lynda Dumond in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.