4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp will educate and entertain teens
posted on July 16, 2012 12:42pm
517-432-1555, ext. 141
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The annual Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp will take place July 29- Aug. 4 at Camp Chickagami at Presque Isle on the shores of Lake Huron. The award-winning camp gives teens the chance to learn from experts in science and to meet new people from other places and form lasting friendships.
In this precollege program developed by Michigan State University (MSU), youth have a unique opportunity to learn about natural resources, build leadership skills and explore possible careers. They can also enjoy outdoor activities including charter fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, shooting sports, fossil hunting and nature photography. In its sessions, the camp incorporates four of the five Michigan Department of Education science curriculum standards in earth science and three of the four standards in biology.
The camp will enroll 70 campers ages 13 to 15, both 4-H members and non-members, and create a one-of-the-kind summer camp for the youth as well as the on-site staff.
“My favorite part is working with the incredible staff who are experts in their natural resource content areas and have the passion for teaching youth about Michigan’s wonderful natural resources,” said Judy Ratkos, senior program leader for 4-H Youth Development with MSU Extension.
On the basis of overall attitude, behavior and active participation, those campers entering eighth, ninth or tenth grade following the conclusion of the camp can become eligible for $2,000 MSU Precollege Achievement Scholarships.
The camp is sponsored by the Michigan 4-H Foundation, Michigan Sea Grant Extension and the Michigan Charter Boat Association.