Williamson Daily News

This summer, thousands of young people throughout West Virginia will pack their bags and head to 4-H camp. County camps provide students with learning opportunities, including leadership development, problem-solving and creativity. Campers also engage in activities ranging from archery and STEM programming to art and dancing, while forging lifelong friendships.

Mingo County 4-H camp will take place July 15-19, 2019, at Cabell County 4H Camp in Barboursville, W.Va., and is open to students ages 9-13. This year's theme is "Who ARRG You" and will focus on a pirate theme. Crafts will consist of making telescopes, tie-dye T-shirts, sea globes, perfect parakeet, shaving cream sea horse, flip flops and picture frames. Classes will consist of dance, canoeing, hiking, pirate ships, archery, air rifle, cake decorating and newspaper.

"County camps offer students an opportunity to spend some time gaining wonderful life skills, meeting new people and engaging in unique activities that they might otherwise never have a chance to try," said Mark Whitt, Mingo County extension agent.

Interested youth are advised to submit applications as soon as possible to secure a spot.

For more information about Mingo County WVU Extension Service 4-H camp opportunities, contact Mark Whitt or Lynn Byus at (304) 235-2692, ext. 2.