This year 4-H offered three Cloverbud Day Camps to youth who have completed Kindergarten – 2nd grade and the last one was held on Wednesday, August 17. The theme was Outdoor Survival! Youth leaders and two volunteer leaders helped plan this day camp to make it a success! The youth leaders and the 4-H summer intern led many activities with the supervision of two volunteer leaders. The youth who participated started the morning off by learning everyone’s names with a couple of games and singing some camp songs! The first activity the campers participated in was a walk outside where youth learned about different types of trees and plants. Next, the campers made their own binoculars to use on a walk. After lunch, the campers made their own lanterns and started to make their solar oven! They covered the inside of boxes in tin foil and put them outside in the sun to preheat. While the ovens were preheating, the campers participated in an obstacle course, and it was super fun! After the obstacle course, the youth made their own campers out of paper plates! Then the youth put together their S’mores and put them in the solar ovens to cook! While the S’mores cooked, the campers went on a nature walk using their binoculars to look at nature. The campers also made their own campground. To finish off the day, the campers ate their S’mores and the Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair, Kaylee Mess, read the book, The Giving Tree. All the campers had lots of fun being outdoors and doing all things nature!
Submitted by: Makayla Stommel, Fond du Lac County 4-H Summer Intern