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Read article: Gather around for campfire meals
Gather around for campfire meals
I recently took my family on a weekend camping trip, where we experienced the great outdoors. We enjoyed the beautiful nature, the company of family...
Read article: Parent shares comfort in knowing her child is in great hands at 4-H camp
Parent shares comfort in knowing her child is in great hands at 4-H camp
Leaving a child at camp for the first time can be scary for parents. In nearly 20 years at 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello, Curt Sinclair, University...
Read article: Find your new best friend at 4-H camp
Find your new best friend at 4-H camp
Peter and Isaac didn't know each other before arriving at 4-H Memorial Camp, but two days in, each has found his new best friend. There's something...
Read article: Camping needed now more than ever
Camping needed now more than ever
The benefits of overnight camping extend far beyond the simple joys that come from eating roasted marshmallows and jumping into a cool lake on a hot...

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Northern Illinois 4-H Summer Camp - change your child's life!
OREGON, Ill. - Registration for 4-H Summer Camp 2024 is open! Camp is set for June 9-13, 2024, at Rock River Christian Camp, Polo, IL.  Sign up today to get your child in on all the fantastic fun!  4-H Camp is a five-day, four-night residential camping experience that is conducted...
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4-H camp helps campers thrive by engaging teens in data-based goal setting
PEKIN, Ill. - Summer camp programs are a long-standing tradition throughout the country. They provide positive youth development through overnight experiences in outdoor settings away from the distractions of everyday life. Summer 4-H camps offer a unique aspect in that they engage older youth...
Think modern cooking techniques are the only way to a great meal?
Summer is just around the corner, which means camping trips and backyard campfires. Learn how satisfying it can be to cook a meal over a warm campfire with the experts from Illinois Extension. A free class will be held at the Sassafras Shelter at Lincoln Trail State Park on Wednesday,...