Junior Camp is held twice each year, open to members 9 – 12 years of age and chaperoned by senior members, leaders and volunteers. Winter camp runs from Friday to Sunday with campers sleeping indoors and heading outdoors for fun in the snow. Summer camp is four days long with three nights spent sleeping in tents. Junior Camp provides a chance for members to begin to develop friendships they will continue to cultivate as they age into the provincial activities held for older members. Junior Camp is also a perfect opportunity for the younger members to interact with their senior chaperones and see where their involvement in 4-H can take them in terms of leadership development. Campers enjoy games, crafts and outdoor activities based around camp themes such as animals, bugs, outerspace, First Nations, detectives and more.
Summer Camp 2016
26 junior members, aged 9-12, 2 volunteer senior members from 6 different clubs gathered for an action-packed 4 days at the 2016 Summer Junior Camp, which took place at the Dunn’s Memorial Scout Camp in Elgin, QC, from August 14-17. Members enjoyed swimming, hiking, outdoor games and more. The 4 chore crews took their turns cooking and helping around the camp. In keeping with this year’s theme, “First Nations”, we got the chance to visit Droulers Archaeological Site for a tour and a fun game of lacrosse. Although the rain cut our day a little short, we still got to hike through the Lac St-Francois Reserve. Overall the weekend was a success, and fun was had by all!
Winter Camp 2016
13 junior members from 4 different 4-H clubs gathered together for a weekend of fun at the 2016 Winter Junior Camp which took place at Base de Plein Air les Bosquets,Otterburn Park from January 29 to 31. The weather was ideal while members enjoyed skating, sledding, and tons of outdoor exploring and games. Divided into chore crews of Octopi and Crabs, everyone took turns helping out making and serving meals. In keeping with this year’s theme, ‘From Pond to Sea’, a visitor from the Zoo Ecomuseum came by with a few amphibian and reptile friends including a salamander, snake, and 3 different turtles. Members learned all about the animals and also about the threat to some species which are endangered. Overall the weekend was a great success and everyone had a wonderful time!
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Summer Camp 2015
23 members from 5 different clubs participated in a weekend of “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” themed activities at Camp Kinagalawi, Spooner Pond from August 9-12. Members arrived Sunday afternoon to set up their campsite and kick off the week with outdoor games and activities. Throughout the week, participants made tie-dye shirts, learned about bugs, and participated in various team building activities. They visited the Miellerie de Lune in Sherbrooke, where members learned about honey bees.
Winter Camp 2015
On Friday, January 23, fifteen 4-H’ers from five different clubs packed their bags and headed to Camp Les Bosquets in Otterburn Park for “Amazing Animals” Winter Junior Camp.Arriving Friday evening, and running through until Sunday afternoon, participants had the opportunity to participate in a variety of games crafts, special presentation from the Ecomuseum and outdoor activities. Impeccable weather for more of the weekend made it an exceptional experience for all.
” I learned a lot of fun crafts. We did an animal magnetic clip; we used fun foam and a clothespin. We also made an animal mask; we used a paper plate and other decorations. They looked like real animals.” – Lindsay Gruer, Howick 4-H
“I learned that wood turtles can fall on their backs. They turn themselves back to their stomach; they use their heads. I also learned that the American Martin hides a lot.” -Adele Bryson, Ormstown 4-H
“We had some special guests from the Ecomuseum. They brought several types of animals but my favourite was the red-tailed hawk. The hawk was very beautiful, he had a bit of red feathers but he was still very young. This was an amazing winter camp and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.” -Ella Bryson, Ormstown 4-H
Summer Camp 2014
Summer Junior Camp was truly an “Out of this World” experience! 26 members from 7 clubs participated in a weekend of space themed activities at Voyageur Provincial park. Members arrived Sunday afternoon and set up their campsite, grouped into their teams and played some outdoor games before it got dark. Throughout the weekend, participants had the opportunity to launch bottle rockets, make tie-dye t-shirts, learn about the constellations, go to the beach, participate in a presentation on invasive species, crafts, campfires and much more! While the last day of camp was a bit wet, that didn’t damped the spirit of these energetic members. During a game on the last afternoon the very lucky kids landed on a patch of 4 leaf clovers on our campsite, it was a moment meant to be for the 4-H’ers!
Coming up next…
January 27-29, Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Centre Plein Air,
2426, boul Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot, QC J7V 8P4
Theme: Great White North
Volunteer Chaperones needed (aged 16+).
No fee for chaperones.
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