Friday, May 13, 2011

Marquette County 4-H Summer Camp

Photo by ChrisDag

The 2011 Marquette County 4-H Summer Camp will be held July 12-14 at Clear Lake Education Center, located in the Hiawatha National Forest.  Campers (ages 9-12) will enjoy participating in a variety of fun, hands-on educational activities while at camp, including a high ropes challenge, nature exploration, swimming, astronomy, arts and crafts, drama, and group activities.  Youth do not have to be a current 4-H member to attend camp. 

Older youth (ages 13 and up) are needed to serve as Gopher and Junior Counselors.  Youth serving in these positions will provide leadership (along with an Adult Counselor) to a cabin of younger campers.  Adult volunteers are needed to serve as Counselors.  Adults serving in these roles must complete the MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process before they are accepted as volunteers.  Adult Counselors provide leadership for a cabin of campers and youth counselors.  

The cost of 4-H Camp is $50 per youth already enrolled in 4-H ($60 for youth not yet enrolled in 4-H) and includes everything campers will need; daily meals, snacks, lodging, all program supplies, crafts, and instruction.  Youth and adult counselors attend camp at no cost.

Space at camp is limited.  Registration will be completed in the order that applications and payment are received by the MSU Extension office.  The final day to register a camper (space permitting) is June 30, 2011.  Gopher, Junior and Adult Counselor applications must be submitted to the MSU Extension office no later than June 15, 2011.

For questions or more information, please contact the MSU Extension office, located at 184 US Hwy 41 East in Negaunee.  Call 906.475.5731 or email for more information.

Camper, Junior Counselor, and Adult Counselor forms are available at the Marquette County MSU Extension office or downloaded here:

Download Gopher, Junior & Adult Counselor Application Forms

Thanks to the support of Wells Township School and the Marquette County 4-H Council, we are able to offer transportation to and from camp again this year:

Download a Bus Sign-Up Form

Thursday, May 5, 2011

T-Shirt & Hoodie Orders Due May 13!

Love being a part of Marquette County 4-H?  Let everyone know that you are a Marquette County 4-H'er by wearing your very own T-Shirt or Hoodie!

Helen Bicigo (Hoof Tracks 4-H Club & Vice President of 4-H Council) is putting together an order again this year.  Orders must be turned in to Helen or the 4-H Office by May 13.

Everyone attending Exploration Days and 4-H Camp will receive a complimentary t-shirt (so there's no need to order one unless you want to stock up or give some to friends!)

Printed order forms are available at the MSU Extension office.

You can also download a form here:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Marquette County 4-H Chicken Club

Photo taken by Troy Tolley
Marquette County 4-H Chicken Club

Marquette County 4-H is starting a brand new 4-H club for youth (ages 5-19) who are interested in learning more about chickens and hanging out with other kids who do!   An introductory club meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday (May 4) - 6:30 pm in the Shiras Room on the 2nd floor of the Peter White Public Library.  

As this is a new club, youth will help to decide what types of activities the club will do and how often they will meet.  Adults are needed to help lead the club.  If you are interested in participating in the club (as a youth member or an adult leader), please attend the May 4 meeting or contact Brian Wibby at the Marquette County MSU Extension office.