4-H Camp Goes Virtual
4-H Camp is looking a little bit different this year. They are now going virtual. In person, they do things like archery, canoeing, and zip lines, but this year is online activities.
Sean Gundersen, the Camp Director, says they like using zoom so kids can communicate with each other.
"We want our kids to interact with each other. We're encouraging them to make connections and meet people. It's been really cool over the past few days to see some of the connections the kids have made while being at camp virtually," said Gundersen.
This year they are doing a partnership with the Calibraska Art Institute and focusing on the art aspects of their program. Kids receive a supply list for things to get to participate from home. They work through the activities together as a group, keeping the fun and learning active even in a virtual meeting.
"We believe that the value of camp is one that we can't just get rid of. It's something that's just too important to our kids. Especially in today's times we need to be fostering connection, we need to be working with each other," said Gundersen, "And 4-H camps in person and virtually give us an opportunity to work through some of those 21st century skills such as leadership development, conflict resolution, and really put those things into practice in our daily lives."
4-H will be releasing more camps soon on their site. For more information on how to participate go to their 4-H website.