4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp

For the 32nd year, this week long camp focused on increasing participants' knowledge and appreciation of the Great Lakes, natural resources and hands-on learning.

September 26, 2014

On July 27, 76 teens ages 13 to 15 attended the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp in Presque Isle, near the shores of Lake Huron. For the 32nd year, this week long camp focused on increasing participants’ knowledge and appreciation of the Great Lakes, natural resources and hands-on learning. The camp is designed to prepare students for college and develop their career interests, leadership skills and self-confidence.

Campers had the opportunity to explore northern Michigan’s coastline and visit lighthouses, unique coastal wetlands, dunes, a limestone quarry, diverse watersheds, state parks and a national marine sanctuary. Recreational activities such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing and archery were also available to campers. Teens attended sessions where they learned about ecological concepts that environmentalists face today.

A 2014 survey showed that the camp increased participants’’ interest in science, environmental stewardship, readiness for college and awareness of potential careers.

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