The Coshocton County Beacon July 11, 2018 - Page 18

18 THE BEACON JULY 11, 2018 4-H camp is ‘awesome fun’ United Way of Coshocton adds two new board members By Jen Jones ST. LOUISVILLE - Th e campers attending 4-H camp were excited to share their thoughts of camp. “Awesome fun!” “Great!” “Love my counselors!” “Camp is the best!” Youngsters, ages 8 – 13, were dropped off on Th ursday, July 5 and would stay at Camp Ohio until Monday, July 9. Th e theme this year is #gameon and many of the activ- ities that were planned involved board games or game shows. Some of the counselors even decorated the cabins with game show theme items, such as Monopoly money and pieces. Jenny Strickler, 4-H educator for Coshocton Coun- ty, said 118 campers and 28 teenage counselors were attending the annual experience. “Th e campers get to pick what activities they want to try. We have volunteers that come from Coshocton to help with diff erent pro- grams, such as the air rifl e. Frontier Power brings “Camp Lamps” and the campers really like to make them.” Th e campers paint a piece of wood and then volunteers from Frontier Power help them wire their lamp and add a pen holder. Th is activity is always a popular one for the campers. Other activities that campers can choose include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, diff erent shooting skills, several crafts, water polo and bottle rockets. For the bottle rockets activity, the campers have two liter bottles, duct tape and cardboard wings and build rockets to launch and see which one will go the farthest. Th e wild life run is another popular activity. Th e campers have squirt guns and chase each other through the woods. Pioneer Life campers made apple fritters and their own candles by melting wax. Campers could choose to bring a white shirt and tie-dye it. Th ey chose the colors they wanted and coun- selors squirted their dye choices onto the shirts. While the shirts were drying, several other crafts were ready to make. Jacque Wagner has been the “craft lady” at the camp for 23 years. (Her husband, Dave, has been the swim and outpost guy for the same 23 years.) “Th e counselors decide on the theme and then I look on the internet to fi nd ideas for crafts to go with the Jen Jones | Beacon Counselor Grace Miller and camper Britt on McCoy are pictured enjoying crafts at the Coshocton County 4-H Junior Camp at Camp Ohio. Almost 120 campers were att ending the camp from Thursday, July 5 - Mon- day, July 9. themes. Th is year, they can paint backpack bags, wooden tops, peg games and paddle ball games. Frames, journals and friendship bracelets are always something they want to do, too,” said Jacque. Abigail Lorenz, 13, and Brieanne Hagans, 13, were hav- ing fun with the crafts. Lorenz has been attending camp as long as she has been able to go. “I like the high rope. It’s obstacles in the air and then you go zip lining.” She said the best part of camp is being able to hang out with her friends. Hagans is attending camp for the fi fth time and she likes being outside and with her friends. Both girls like being around the campfi re where they get to watch skits performed by counselors and other campers. Grace Miller is a counselor for the second year. When asked if she liked being a camper or a counselor more, she said, “Both are fun. It’s fun making camp fun for the campers. I’ll be back as a counselor next year.” Britton McCoy, 14, is attending camp for the last time, but is planning to be a counselor next year. “I like making new friends.” RB 200 HIGH PRESSURE WASHER $ ™ 449 95 Convenient, powerful and easy-to-use pressure washer for use around home and garden BG 50 HANDHELD BLOWER 139 95 $ “It is a great piece of equipment for the price, and it has dependability I can count on.” MS 170 GAS CHAIN SAW OR MSA 120 C-BQ BATTERY CHAIN SAW COSHOCTON – Nic Carey, director of Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation, has agreed to sit on the United Way of Coshocton board. Carey was formerly with the local cable offi ce for 10 years and recently took the position as director of Coshocton County Coor- dinated Transportation. He volunteered with the Th ree Rivers Fire District for six years and currently Carey serves as a youth baseball coach with River View East and also a SOCCA coach. He and his wife LeeAnne have two children, Keegan and Zoee. Nic enjoys spending time with his family, being on his par- ents’ in law farm, fi shing, watching Reds baseball and Michigan football. Winnie Ellis just began her second stint on the board, so this will be her seventh year to serve. Ellis Ellis is retired after 10 years with WestRock. While there, she was instrumental in running their United Way campaign and during those years, WestRock consistently won Top Giver award. Ellis is active with her church having served on the par- ish council at Sacred Heart and is a member of Catholic Women’s club. Ellis is married to John Ellis and she has two grown chil- dren and two grandchildren. A consummate volunteer, Winnie said, “I have always said that you would be hard- pressed to fi nd someone who is not touched by United Way in some way, at some time in their life. 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