Morgan County Youth Held 4-H Camp in San Luis Valley |

Morgan County Youth Held 4-H Camp in San Luis Valley

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Morgan County Extension Office
4-H youth stop for a minute in front of one of the railroad cars of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. Front row: Preston Mehring, Cole Collier, Courtney Jenson, Meg Longcor and Bailey Eklund. Middle row: Burgandy Larrick, Katie Burkhart, Hayley McMinn, teen counselor; Dillon Donaghy, Reid Ernst, Katelyn Phelps, and Brittany Escobedo. Back row: Kody Anderson, teen counselor; Kennedy Kjosness, Mickayla Zink, Shiloh Megel, Alisha Rowe, Jane Maltby, Brooke Sidwell, and Rachel Catlett.

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Eighteen Morgan and Washington County 4-H members, two teen counselors, and three 4-H leaders attended a four day 4-H Camp in the San Luis Valley last week.

The camp began with a visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park near Alamosa, Colo. The youth explored the dunes, Visitor’s Center and built sand castles near the Medano Creek. The 4-H group stayed at Antonito, Colo., and traveled on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad from Antonito on the narrow gauge railroad to Osier weaving in and out of Colorado and New Mexico. Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, constructed in 1880 as part of the Rio Grande’s San Juan Extension served the silver mining district of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. It is a narrow gauge railroad.

The last day of camp included rock hunting in Mineral County and attending the Creede Repertory Theatre where campers enjoyed the performance of “A Wonderful Noise.”

The goal of 4-H Camp is to create lasting 4-H memories and friendships that include different activities and experiences intertwined with fun and games.

4-H Campers attending camp were Katie Burkhart, Rachel Catlett, Cole Collier, Dillon Donaghy, Bailey Eklund, Reid Ernst, Brittany Escobedo, Courtney Jenson, Kennedy Kjosness, Burgandy Larrick, Meg Longcor, Jane Maltby, Shiloh Megel, Preston Mehring, Katelyn Phelps, Alisha Rowe, Brooke Sidwell, and Mickayla Zink. Teen Counselors were Kody Anderson and Hayley McMinn.

Adults accompanying the group were Kristen Catlett, Tracey Donaghy and Rhonda Eklund.

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