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4-H camp is 'out of this world'

The Douglas County 4-H’ers who recently participated in 4-H camp include (back row, left to right) Counselor Megan Egenes, Justin Schmidt, Jasmine Wendt, Katherine Bailey, (middle) Joaquim Ramos, Abigail Kor, Livy Johnson, Katie Helm, (front) Owinn Cimbura, Nathan Klimek, Ashton Schlosser and Gaven Cimbura. Contributed photo.

This year’s 4-H Resident Camp recently hosted 139 youth from 12 counties. The theme was “Out of This World.”

Campers had the opportunity to pick one of five track choices including cooking and baking applesauce, muffins and cookies; acting and performing a variety of dance moves; GPS and geocaching; magnets; static electricity and learning about dairy science.

They also played games, sang songs and developed new friendships. For three days, 4-H’ers in third through sixth grade stayed at the University of Minnesota Morris campus. Twenty-five youth in grades 7-12 were trained to be 4-H camp counselors and provided leadership to the camp.

Camping participants from Douglas County included Megan Egenes, Alexandria, Chippewans; Justin Schmidt, Evansville, Urness; Jasmine Wendt, Parkers Prairie, County Line Ramblers; Katherine Bailey, Ashby, Christina Lakers; Joaquim Ramos, Farwell, Working Wonders; Abigail Kor, Nelson, Liberty Livewires; Livy Johnson, Evansville, Christina Lakers; Katie Helm, Osakis, Liberty Livewires; Owinn Cimbura, St. Paul, Liberty Livewires; Nathan Klimek, Alexandria, Lucky Star; Ashton Schlosser, Alexandria, Lucky Star; and Gaven Cimbura, St. Paul, Liberty Livewires.

4-H is open to anyone in kindergarten through one year post high school. It is the youth development program of the University of Minnesota and offers a variety of learning experiences for youth.

For more information, contact the Douglas County 4-H part of University of Minnesota Extension at (320) 762-3890,, or visit