4-H Adventure Day Camp


By Mary Loftis, Extension Assistant

UNL Extension in Burt and Cuming County joined together to host the 4-H Adventure Day Camp in Neligh Park in West Point Thursday, June 5.

34 Campers had the opportunity to get a taste of what a true 4-H camp can be during this day camp experience. Ten teen counselors from both counties helped supervise the campers, assisted with workshops, played games and in general, made the camp memorable for the participants. Behind the scenes the Cuming County Adventure Day Camp Committee worked to provide meals, snacks and help with activities.

Adventures awaiting the campers included workshops on:

Electrical Safety, presented by Nikki White of the Cuming County Public Power District;

Leaf Printing presented by UNL Extension Assistant, Kelli Lechtenberg;

Building a Bird House and Wildlife Tracks sessions led by UNL Extension Educator, Debra Schroeder and Sarah Herzinger.

Food Science Activities and making Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag sessions led by UNL Extension Assistant, Mary Loftis;

Introduction to Entomology presented by Erin Ingram and Ivy Orellano of the UNL Department of Entomology and canoeing which was led by Cory Krause, Conservation Officer of the Nebraska Game and Parks.

It was a full day of fun and education for everyone involved and hopefully the campers will decide to attend one of the many multiple day camps offered at the Nebraska 4-H Camps near Gretna and Halsey, NE. If you’d like more information on these camps (4-H membership is not a requirement to attend) please call the UNL Extension Office at 402-374-2929 or go to the Nebraska 4-H Camp website at: http://4h.unl.edu/4hcamps

Part of the Food Science workshop at the Adventure Day Camp found these 4-H members experiencing inertia and gravity. Madison Mandel, Reese Hansen and Sami Linder watching the eggs experience gravity and drop safely in the glass of water after they provided the unbalanced force to change inertia (hitting) the pie tin and toilet paper tube out from underneath them. Photo Credit/Mary Loftis, Extension Assistant.

Part of the Food Science workshop at the Adventure Day Camp found these 4-H members experiencing inertia and gravity. Madison Mandel, Reese Hansen and Sami Linder watching the eggs experience gravity and drop safely in the glass of water after they provided the unbalanced force to change inertia (hitting) the pie tin and toilet paper tube out from underneath them. Photo Credit/Mary Loftis, Extension Assistant.

Alex Davis of Tekamah gets help from Jordan Fullner as she makes a bird house at the 4-H Adventure Camp.  Photo Credit/Mary Loftis, Extension Assistant.

Alex Davis of Tekamah gets help from Jordan Fullner as she makes a bird house at the 4-H Adventure Camp.
Photo Credit/Mary Loftis, Extension Assistant.

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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