Osage County 4-H’ers kick-off camp season


On June 3 and 4, ten Osage County 4-H’ers traveled to War Eagle Resort near Tahlequah to float the Illinois River.

The campers included Sadie Hainzinger and John Paul Donelson, of Braden 4-H; Trenton Barnett and Corbin Lockman, of Bowring 4-H; Jesse Upchurch, Candace Spears and Cierra Houge, of Barnsdall 4-H; Tanner King, of Hominy 4-H; Harleigh Moore, of Woodland 4-H; and Kasi Dick, of Blue and Gold 4-H. Joyce Moore, the Woodland 4-H Leader, and Jessica Jantzen, 4-H Educator, accompanied the group.

They were greeted by other counties from northeast Oklahoma.

Many were worried the river was going to be flowing too swiftly to allow the float trip to continue but the river was open and the weather cooperated.

On the second day of camp, 4-H’ers participated in team-building and leadership activities. They challenged each other and reflected on what they learned. Activities included My Brother’s Keeper, PVC Water Race, and Team Jump Rope.

This was the first of many upcoming camps for 4-H members. Upcoming camps include Leadership Rocks, Kee Gee Camp, OOP’s Camp, and State Round-up.

For more information about 4-H or to get involved, call the Osage County Extension Office at 918-287-4170.