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Area youth learn valuable skills at Live Oak County 4-H Camp
Jul 29, 2009 | 1557 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Participants from all over Live Oak County attended the annual 4-H County Camp at Brush Country Cowboy Church on July 17-18.

The Live Oak County 4-H Council planned a number of fun filled events with the “Survivor” theme for this year’s camp. Participants enjoyed a presentation from Three Rivers Valero about outdoor safety sponsored by Three Rivers 4-H Club.

Farm Bureau conducted a very interactive presentation about the Cotton Gin. During the demonstration, the children were able to actually see how cotton is transformed.

Jim Hogg County Agent, Larry Perez demonstrated archery techniques and safety instructions to participants. Each child was allowed to shoot the bow and arrow (without a tip) after the demonstration.

Vangie Alaniz from Three Rivers Garden Club taught the children about various plants in South Texas and allowed each child to plant a flower to take home.

Carmen Jimenez with the Poison Control Center presented valuable information to participants about dangerous plants, spiders, and snakes in our area.

4-H County Council members talked with the children about the endless possibilities available with 4-H through project areas and activities. In addition to the presentations, campers competed in a scavenger hunt sponsored by Live Oak Leaders 4-H Club, an obstacle course sponsored by Kuntry Kids 4-H, and created their own snack packs sponsored by George West 4-H Club. Nueces River Valley 4-H Club provided arts and craft materials for participants to create a picture frame for a picture that was taken during the camp.

Larry Johnson, with Natural Resources Conservation Services, provided an interactive rain simulator for the participants to observe and discuss with County Agent Dale Rankin.

Lunch was sponsored each day by HEB. Thank you to everyone in the community who made the 2009 4-H County Camp a huge success!
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