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4-H youth take a 'passport' to junior camp near Alexandria

Ten excited Becker County 4-H youth just returned from the annual junior camp held at Lake Carlos State Park near Alexandria.

The theme for this year's camp was "Passport to Adventure" and featured hands-on learning activities about different countries. Youth were introduced to the native dance of "Tinikling" from the Philippines; sampled Chinese "sticky rice" using chopsticks; made paper mache pinatas, and more. They also learned some key words and phrases from the countries they studied.

A special guest presentation was given by Mike and Jackie Loween, from East Ottertail County. They recently returned from South Korea where they served as house parents at a Christian school.

After viewing a slide show featuring several Asian countries they toured, the youth were served "seaweed rice wraps," a favorite Korean treat.

Over 40 youth from Becker and neighboring counties attended the two-night camp. 4-H ambassadors were involved in the planning process, served as activity leaders and chaperones.

For information about 4-H and the many youth development opportunities offered, contact the Becker County Extension Office at 218-846-7328.