TAYLOR COUNTY—After an exciting week of learning, exploring, meeting new friends and making memories to last a lifetime, Taylor County’s 4-H camp came to a close last week.
4-H Camp 2018, with the pirate theme, “4-H Marks the Spot,” took place at Camp Towles June24-28. Campers, both 4-H members and non-members, arrived at camp on Sunday full of excitement and ready for a great week.
This year’s campers had the honor of being Tygart Lake Cruises test run for their Pirate Cruise. Cruise directors, John and Brenda Tokarz were dressed for the part, as they welcomed the cruisers aboard. The campers were thrilled to be able to shoot down the pirates with water guns and hunt for treasure.
When not having fun on the high seas, campers enjoyed the regular 4-H camp fun. They attended their choice of three classes each day, which included many options such as fishing, air rifle, cooking, robotics, archery and many more.
They also performed daily tribal duties and attended spirited tribal meetings.
During the evenings, the four tribes, Cherokee, Seneca, Delaware and Mingo, met around the council circle to sing, perform skits and fight for the right to carry the honored Spirit Stick.
Despite some stormy weather, campers rallied and moved the fun inside for a day. There was no dampening their fun.
During the last overnight, everyone enjoyed a party complete with snacks, a DJ and dancing, a movie and of course, games.
On the final evening, the camp welcomed parents and guests to the last Council Circle of the year. Yearly camp awards were given out during the regular chants, songs and skits.
This year’s camp was a success for everyone involved. If your child is interested in joining 4-H and participating in all of the fun and education experiences it has to offer, please call 304-265-3303 for more information.