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Youth gain from summer camp experience

January 27, 2014

Centrally located in Monticello, Ill., 4-H Memorial Camp is the perfect place for a child to experience the finest in summer camp life. Traditional and innovative programs, professional staff, and comfortable facilities await campers at 4-H Memorial.

Operated by University of Illinois Extension, summer youth camp is open to all youth who are 8 to 16 years of age. Following with the 4-H mission to foster positive youth development through a "learn-by-doing" philosophy, campers experience a five-day, four-night camp full of activities and learning. Swimming, boating, hiking, arts and crafts, fishing, singing, volleyball, and softball, are just some of the many activities held throughout the week.

Youth campers benefit from a summer camp experience in many ways, but most campers establish a greater sense of independence, responsibility, self-confidence, respect for others, and an increased appreciation for the natural environment. 4-H Memorial Camp is accredited through the strict standard of the American Camping Association and exceeds their requirements for the proper administration, personnel, program, health care, and aquatics of a residential camp.

Four summer youth camps will be operated June and July. Fees for attending the five day/four night camp are $180 for 4-H members registering for a session organized by the local Extension office, or $210 for everyone else registering through the 4-H Memorial Camp office or online. For more information, please contact your local U of I Extension Office or call 4-H Memorial Camp at 217-762-2741. One may also visit the camp website at: http://4hmemorialcamp.extension.uiuc.edu.


Source: Curtis Sinclair, Camp Director, sinclair@illinois.edu

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