Mineral County Cooperative Extension sent record numbers of campers, teen leaders, and adult chaperones to the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe in July.

4-H Camp is a six-day, five night and overnight summer camp on the beaches of Lake Tahoe for youth 9-13 years old. Youth are led by teen leaders 14-18 years old under the direction of adult volunteers. The goal of the camp is to create an exciting and nurturing environment where kids can gain self-confidence, teamwork, leadership skills, and meet youth from other Nevada rural counties.

There were 14 Mineral County campers that participated in the multi-county central camp joining with Lyon County, Churchill County, Pershing County, Lander County, Humboldt County and Elko County. Adult volunteers Amanda Marin, parent/sibling and Bud Gazaway, Mineral County Park and Recreation Director, were well received as camp adult volunteers and Gazaway was a hit as a lifeguard on the beaches of Lake Tahoe. Teen counselors Seth Bozzi, Drayk Laramendy, Amyah Boyd and Adryahn Bodyfelt exhibited their leadership skills by organizing cabins of campers for the week.

Youth from Mineral County were also honored with awards. Congratulations to Bozzi for being honored with “Outstanding Teen” and Brennan Dore for being honored with “Outstanding Camper.” Contact the Mineral County office is you would like to be put on a mailing list for next year’s camp. We will take contact information for future campers, teen leaders and volunteers.

4-H in a national program run by the Cooperative Extension service. It provides several opportunities for youth to gain specific skills. Mineral County has a number of 4-H clubs that are trying to be implemented. Youth sign-ups for the Mineral County 4-H Ski Club and Mineral County Leadership Club will be happening in September and there is a need for a 4-H Lego leader. If you are interested in becoming 4-H leaders or have youth interested in participating in the clubs above, contact Catrinna Berginnis at 775-945-3444 (ext. 1033).