Caballeros & Clovers 4-H Camp a Success

Caballeros and Clovers 4-H Camp

Southeast Area – 4-H members from the Southeast Area and Las Animas County gathered June 12th and 13th for the inaugural area 4-H camp, “Caballeros and Clovers.” The camp was held in Kim at the Kim Equine Pavilion and Education Center.

The main focus of the camp was to educate youth about the western lifestyle and the Code of the West. Campers learned about the ten principles of cowboy ethics, as found in James P. Owen’s book “Cowboy Ethics.” These principles were reinforced with fun activities that allowed the youth to see the principle at work.

Campers also attended workshops based on 4-H curriculum. The workshops included Archery, Decorate Your Duds, Foods and Nutrition, Leathercraft, Outdoor Adventures, Photography, and STEM. Workshop attendees came away with an increased knowledge about these projects and an interest in enrolling in these projects next 4-H year.

Fifty six campers ranging in age from eight to thirteen, six teen counselors, eight adult chaperones, and eight Extension Agents attended the camp. There was representation from Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers Counties. Based on the success of the first area camp, plans are already underway for next year’s camp.

For more information on 4-H please contact your local CSU Extension Office; Baca County 719-523-6971, Bent County 719-456-0764, Cheyenne County 719-767-5716, Crowley County 719-267-5243, Kiowa County 719-438-5321, Otero County 719-254-7608, Prowers County 719-336-7734 or you can find us on the web at CSU Extension offers up-to-date, unbiased, research based information to families in Southeast Colorado. CSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.


By Amy Kelley, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Cheyenne and Kiowa Counties

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