Registration open for Farmers Union summer camps

January 16, 2018 - summer camp

Registration is now open for 2018 Farmers Union Camps.

Each summer, hundreds of farming and civic girl from all over Wisconsin and over attend in camps during Wisconsin Farmers Union’s Kamp Kenwood on a shores of Lake Wissota nearby Chippewa Falls.

According to WFU Education Director Cathy Statz, campers who attend in Farmers Union Camps rise skills and recognition of cooperation, leadership, farming birthright and citizenship in a safe, fun and moving environment.

“Our stay programs are designed so there is something for everyone, and for over 80 years they have focused on care growth and citizenship with a mild approach,” Statz said.

Campers during any stay event emanate their possess Camp Co-op Store, elect a house of directors, buy shares and accept clientele dividends during a finish of any camp.

A change of workshops, speakers, hands-on activities and artistic play keeps campers busy.

Each afternoon offers giveaway time for a float in a lake, a diversion of silt volleyball or other supervised recreational activities. Art, song and play teams accommodate any afternoon to ready for a dusk program, that facilities skits, songs and mild journey thesis games. Past dusk themes have enclosed Pirate Night, Highland Games Night and Pioneer Night. Each dusk closes with a dance (folk or modern) or a campfire.

“Campers generally adore a dusk programs during camp, since they get to be unequivocally imaginative,” Statz said.

Campers come from opposite a Midwest and a handful of other states. Illinois local and second-generation camper Ali Slaughter, who has spent a past few summers on stay staff, records that “Through Farmers Union Camp we benefit a clarity of village and family, believe on a far-reaching operation of critical issues, care skills, and large memories.”

Camp sessions are open to ages 8-18 and are orderly by elementary, youth high and comparison high age groups. Sessions are accessible in June, Jul and August.

There will also be an Acorn Day Camp for ages 7 and adult 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16, coinciding with Wisconsin Farmers Union’s Summer Conference during a camp.

Family camps, open for families to attend with children of all ages, will be hold Jul 27-28 or Aug 3-4 and offer a possibility for families to suffer a stay knowledge together.

Co-sponsored by a extend from a CHS Foundation, these four- to five-day camps are affordably labelled during $95 to $105 per camper for Wisconsin Farmers Union members. Non-members supplement $30 for a one-year Farmers Union family membership. Programming recognizes a values of mild values and quite farming co-ops opposite a landscape.

“Agricultural cooperatives are such an critical partial of a farming economy, and a stay module uses them as a primary instance of how people can build a improved economy and rivet in leadership,” Statz said.

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