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4-H Day Camps bring learning, adventure

Providing 4-H Day Camps during 2020 was a challenge, but overall 329 youth ages 5 to 11 participated in 14 local events designed to teach skills and give information about a variety of topics.

The Dane G. Hansen Northwest Area 4-H Day Camping Program, which began in 1967, has a strong history of providing young people with opportunities to try new things and learn at low-cost to families.

Each county planned its own day camps independently for interests within the local area. This year because of COVID-19, 113 youth came to in-person programming and 216 youth attended virtual programs.

Some day camps included Mars Basecamp, which offered coding workshops; the Cupcake Showdown, which joined adults and kids in cupcake-making competition; and ATV safety training, which increased awareness of safe handling of commonly used farm vehicles.