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State 4-H camping season launches

Jeffrey | June 4th, 2009

The State 4-H camping season in West Virginia launches on Sunday, June 21, 2009 with the beginning of Older 4-H Members’ Conference. This leadership development conference will be home for nearly 300 4-H’ers from throughout the state until Saturday, June 27 at Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia University’s special mission regional campus. OMC began in 1944 and it serves as the flagship of the West Virginia 4-H Camping Program.

The youth select topics to address during the week and each day a different speaker discusses a subject for that day. Our topics this year include: Alternate Fuels,Technology and it’s impact on our Futures, Taking Good Risks, and Death of Small Farms and Businesses.

This year’s theme is “Through The Ages” and the director of the camp is Robert Richardson, an attorney who practices in Lewisburg, WV. Bob is a former WVU Mountaineer and was the first Truman Scholar from WVU. He graduated for the University of Virginia College of Law. Bob will be serving his 22nd year as a volunteerfor the state 4-H camping program.

The next two opportunities for a state 4-H camping experience will be on July 12 and July 19 when Alpha I and Alpha II will begin at Jackson’s Mill. Students entering the sixth grade through age twenty-one are eligible to attend. Directors for Alpha are Craig Presar, Upshur County Extension Agent and Barbie Little, a school teacher in the Raleigh County School System. If you are still interested in attending the Alpha camps, please contact your County Extension Office or Jeffrey Orndorff, Extension Specialist-4-H at the West Virginia University Extension Service in Morgantown at 304-293-2694.

More details may be obtained by emailing jdorndorff@mail.wvu.edu

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