4-H Summer Intern Update
Hello 4-H Families!
I’m sad to say that this was my last week as the 4-H summer intern. I’ve had an amazing experience and I’m very grateful for this opportunity. These eight weeks have gone by so quickly, but I’ve been very busy planning all the summer activities that happened! Here is my last update on the things I finished up the last couple of weeks:
We just had our last Cloverbud day camp on Wednesday and it was a success! The theme was outdoor survival and we had 16 Cloverbuds attend with lots of fun activities for them to do! We went for a nature walk and learned about different types of trees and plants. They made some crafts such as their own binoculars, lanterns, campground, and camper! They also made a solar oven and cooked S’mores in them! They turned out great but were very messy! They also raced in teams on an obstacle course and sang camp songs! Overall, the youth had a blast, and it was fun for all!
A few weeks ago I had a very busy week. On August 2nd- 4th cardboard camp was held! There were six youth who participated and they all were very creative in building their city out of cardboard. Some features of the city include a hospital, ambulance, farm, apartment buildings, houses, a food market, and much more! There was even a team challenge on the last day of who could build the tallest skyscraper! All the youth had a great time.
Also on August 2nd was National Night Out! I was there in a booth promoting 4-H and leading a fun activity for kids! We made puppet monsters out of paper bags, and it was a lot of fun! There were lots of families interested in joining LEGO Club as well!
August 3rd was National Watermelon Day and to celebrate we held an open house for families to come and learn about 4-H! There were three families who came and one of them signed up for 4-H that night! I led lots of fun watermelon-related activities such as some crafts, trivia, watermelon bowling, and of course eating watermelon!
Last week was also a very busy week as we had three days of Art Camp! The first day was art-raegous day where youth learned about all different types of art media! Youth got to use clay to make coil/ pinch pots, experiment with chalk pastels and oil pastels, do some drawing/ sketching, and make a marble design on paper using shaving cream and food coloring. The second day was Picturesque painting where youth did all things painting! Youth painted rocks that they later hid all around campus, tried pour painting, learned watercolor techniques, experimented with tempera paints, did Plein Air Painting, and participated in some art trivia! The last day was photography day! The youth spent the day learning about their camera, taking lots of pictures, and learning about different types of photos. The youth took pictures of nature, still life, and lots of trick photography. All the youth had a great time, and they are all very talented!
To finish off my last week, I’m working on press releases from the camps and tying up some loose ends. Thank you all for this amazing opportunity, and I hope to be back next summer!
4-H Extension Summer Intern