Letter submitted by Vada Zinn|
The Gilmer County Extension Office wishes to thank all 4-H supporters
who helped make
our 2006 4-H Camp a success. Through the generous donations of many
businesses, local 4-H and CEOS clubs, along with other organizations we
were able to
help pay the way for 76 youth to attend our camp.
These donations also helped with snacks, guest speakers, souvenirs for
to take home to help them remember camp, materials for awards, and many
components of camp.
I would like to thank all the counselors who stayed during the nights
and generously gave their
time, along with giving up their comfy beds and restful nights sleep to
help chaperone our campers.
I also want to thank all of the teachers who took time out of their busy
schedules to help teach a
class at camp. Our goal is to provide an educational and fun camp for
our campers and your
help in teaching classes makes this goal a reality.
Last, but certainly not least, a big "HOW-HOW" goes out to all of the
campers. I couldn't have
asked for a better group of campers for my first camp. I know the week
started off rainy, but
even the rain couldn't dampen the spirit of our campers. I appreciate
the campers accepting
the changes in camp and following the rules; I know it's not always
easy, but everyone was
GREAT! I hope everyone returns next year and if you're not a 4-Her, yet,
I hope you think
For those of you who may not have attended camp or are thinking about
joining you should sign
up for next year. Our schedule throughout the week included a variety of
classes ranging from
golf, leather craft, baskets, outdoor cooking, woodworking, tye dying,
dance, archery, and many
Each day we had the opportunity to have guest speakers join us at camp.
We had Calhoun County
Sheriff Carl Balengee and his drug dog for a program on tracking, drugs,
and obedience. We
couldn't get the campers to quit asking questions they were so interested.
Ilene Evans from the West Virginia Humanities Council joined us for an
evening. Ilene performed
many stories and songs for our campers, encouraging everyone to join in
on many of the stories
Wednesday evening we were entertained by Buddy Griffin, Eileen Marsh,
Long. Our campers loved their Bluegrass music. Many of our campers sat
and clapped their
hands, tapped their feet, while others got up and danced to the
delightful an uplifting music.
WOW, what talent!
Wednesday night we had a Mexican Fiesta with hats, piņatas, Mexican
food, and a DJ. I think
I can speak for the campers in saying they had a GREAT time at the
dance. Thursday night
brought our final council circle with awards, hugs, happy tears and
Gilmer County 4-H Camp 2006, definitely a camp to remember!
Thanks for everything 4-H supporters and campers!