(06/21/2006)

1st Row L-R Amber Frymier, Christopher Lacy, Ryan Swearengin, Logan Moore, Sara Husk, Kody Schultz, Rick Allen, Jeffrrey Miller, Sarah Moore, Rebbicca Newlon, and Hannah Burris

2nd Row L-R Nicole Yoak, Steven Sims, Danielle Kendall, Emily Bain, Nathan Watkins, Tyler Gerwig, Justin Yoak, Kenny Chriswell, Kayla Hicks, Joseph Thomas, and Matt Rader

3rd Row L-R Dylan DeWeese, Kenadee Taylor, April Frymier, Jessica Wood, Brittaney Potter, Nathan Cosgrove, Amber Wilford, Tyler Ellison, Samantha Wilson, Angel Samples, Ryan Ellison, and Tyler Carpenter

4th Row L-R Cameron Sampson, Holly Wilson, Kenzie Laughlin, Jordan Mace, Samantha Yoak, Emily Thomas, Meghan Chriswell, Jacob Jett, Ashley Houchin, Caitlin Weaver, Jessi Cosgrove, Ashley Conley, and Amala Saum

5th Row L-R Chucky Kendall, Tyler Hall, Ann Frymier, Zachary Stump, Ben Laughlin, Nicole Rader, Matt Houchin, Mike Sullivan, Brandon Baker, Austin Moore, Dylan Baker, Steven Cunningham, and Jeremy Watkins

6th Row L-R Amy Ashley, Courtney McKown, Travis Godfrey, Hannah Wilson, Jeff Goodrich, Elizabeth Duskey, Arla Lane, Anna Sampson, Maria Kisner, Sarah Postalwait, JJ Bremar, and Dana Thomas

Submitted by WVU Extension Service
Calhoun County Office

Calhoun County 4-H Camp was held June 11-15, 2006 at Gilmer County Recreation Center with 74 campers, 23 counselors, and two Volunteer Camping Assistants. The theme was "It's A Small World After All".

Camp began at 6:50 a.m. each morning and went full speed until lights out at 11 p.m. each evening. The daily schedule included flag raising, breakfast, cabin clean up, classes-crafts, lunch, assemblies, tribal meetings, swim time, free time, flag lowering dinner, recreation, meditations and council circle.

Afternoon assemblies were based around daily themes. Monday's assembly featured a musical presentation by Mick Souter entitled "Celebrate West Virginia. Tuesday's assembly was on citizenship with Citizenship pins presented to campers reaching their 18th birthday in 2006. Steven Cunningham, Michael Sullivan, and Caitlin Weaver received their pins during this assembly. Wednesday's assembly was a presentation on Germany by WV's IFYE, Shea O'Neil. Thursday's assembly was the viewing of the camp slide show and completion of camp evaluation forms.

Delaware Tribe (L) Seneca Tribe (R)

Mingo Tribe (L) Cherokee Tribe (R)

Recreation was something different for each day also; Monday evening's recreation was the traditional camp swim meet followed by free swim time; Tuesday evening the campers enjoyed performing karaoke with WVRC's Toby Wagoner; and Wednesday evening the campers enjoyed a dance with DJ Jeff Jones.

Campers completing the 4-H Charting Class and receiving their 4-H pin during the pin wearer's ceremony on Thursday evening were Amy Ashley, JJ Bremar, Jeffrey Goodrich, and Matt Houchin.

Awards were presented at Council Circle the last night at camp

AIR PISTOL - 1st Place Trophy-Zachary Stump; Shooting sport patch: Nicole Yoak

ARCHERY - 1st Place Trophy-Angel Samples; Shooting Sport Patch: Rick Allen, Christopher Lacy, Logan Moore, Amala Saum, and Kody Schultz

SHOTGUN - 1st Place Trophy - Travis Godfrey; Shooting Sport Patch: Kenny Chriswell, Tyler Hall, Jacob Jett, Ben Laughlin, Austin Moore, Jeremy Watkins, and Nathan Watkins

AIR RIFLE - 1st Place Trophy- Cameron Sampson; Shooting Sport Patch: Dylan DeWeese, Tyler Gerwig, Steven Sims, and Justin Yoak

FISHING - Catching the First Fish Trophy 1st Period-Tyler Carpenter 3rd Period-Jake Jett

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - Certificate: Brandon Baker, Dylan Baker, JJ Bremar, Tyler Carpenter, Chucky Kendall, Arla Lane, Rebbicca Newlon, Sarah Postalwait, Cameron Sampson, Kenadee Taylor

ROCKETS - Best Flight award: Matt Rader; Rocket Certificate: Nathan Cosgrove, Ryan Ellison, Tyler Ellison, Matt Rader, Joseph Thomas, and Jessica Wood

4-H TEEN LEADER RECOGNITION - Teen Leader Patch: JJ Bremar, Ashley Conley, Elizabeth Duskey, Jeff Goodrich, Ashley Houchin, Matt Houchin, Maria Kisner, Courtney McKown, Anna Sampson, and Michael Sullivan

LUCKY PENNIES TO ALL FIRST YEAR CAMPERS - Brandon Baker, Dylan Baker, Valarie Barr, Hannah Burris, Tyler Carpenter, Dylan DeWeese, Amber Frymier, Tyler Gerwig, Kayla Hicks, Sara Husk, Christopher Lacy, Rebbicca Newlon, Matt Rader, Cameron Sampson, Steven Sims, Zachary Stump, Kenadee Taylor, Joseph Thomas, Amber Wilford, and Nicole Yoak

LUCKY NICKELS TO ALL SECOND YEAR CAMPERS - Rick Allen, Emily Bain, Kenneth Chriswell, Meghan Chriswell, Danielle Kendall, Jeffrey Miller, Logan Moore, Brittaney Potter, Angelica Samples, Amala Saum, Kody Schultz, Ryan Swearengin, Jeremy Watkins, Nathan Watkins, Holly Wilson, Jessica Wood, Justin Yoak and Samantha Yoak

TRIBAL LOYALITIES - This award is given one time for outstanding service to the tribe, nominated by the Chiefs and accepted by the awards committee. Cherokee: Tyler Hall, Kenzie Laughlin, and Kenadee Taylor; Delaware: Dylan Baker, Ashley Conley, Ryan Ellison, and Jeremy Watkins; Mingo: Meghan Chriswell, Logan Moore, Emily Thomas, and Hannah Wilson; Seneca: Brandon Baker and Sarah Moore

GREEN AND WHITE FELT AWARD FOR CAMP LEADERSHIP - This award is given after tribal loyalty and is presented to an older camper with outstanding leadership skills: Sarah Postalwait and Dana Thomas

OUTSTANDING FIRST YEAR CAMPER AWARD - Includes a $10 scholarship to return to 2006 county camp: Brandon Baker, Dylan Baker, Hannah Burris, Dylan DeWeese, Rebbicca Newlon, Kenadee Taylor, and Amber Wilford

OUTSTANDING BRAVE AWARDS - With a scholarship of $10.00 for county camp. This award is usually presented to campers who already have tribal loyalty and/or green and white awards. The award is given for outstanding leadership and teamwork within the tribe and the camp: Maria Kisner

BLUE AND GOLD FELT AWARD FOR CAMP LEADERSHIP - This award is presented for outstanding camp and total county 4-H leadership and participation: Steven Cunningham and Courtney McKown

MARY HELEN HARTSHORN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Full scholarship to attend county 4-H Camp next year: Sarah Postalwait and Dana Thomas

JIM AND BRENDA JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, given in honor of Jimmie's parents for $15.00 to attend county 4-H Camp next year: Ricky Allen, Travis Godfrey, and Austin Moore DEANNA HIGGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - For $15.00 to attend county 4-H Camp next year: Ashley Houchin, Anna Sampson, and Samantha Wilson

$15 4-H CAMP FUND SCHOLARSHIPS - To attend 4-H Camp next year: Emily Bain and Nathan Watkins

$50.00 Scholarship to attend 2007 4-H Camp from the Grantsville Guppies: Ryan Swearengin

TRIBAL POINTS - 1st-Cherokee; 2nd-Mingo; 3rd-Delaware; 4th-Seneca

(L-R) JJ Bremar, Matt Houchin, Mike
Sullivan, Jeff Goodrich and Caitlin Weaver

H'S AWARDS - HEAD H-JJ Bremar; HEART H-Jeff Goodrich; HAND H-Caitlin Weaver; HEALTH H-Matt Houchin

SPIRIT OF 2006 4-H CAMP: Michael Sullivan

Jeff Himes, WVU Extension agent acted as camp director; Kelley Houchin, program director; Diana Shook camp secretary; and Nancy Bremar, first-aid coordinator. Cabin counselors included Zach Bailey, Holly Conrad, Brad Coleman, Betty Ellison, Jeff Himes, Kelley Houchin, Phil Kisner, Jacob McCumbers, Mitch McCumbers, Sandy McCumbers, Tammy Nichols, Kenny Sampson, Diana Shook, Charles Thomas, David Weaver, and JoLynn Wilson. Class-craft counselors were Tammy Jett, Randall Jones, Sue Jones, Lori Wilson, Jim Yoak, Karen Yoak, and Kelli Zwoll.

Thanks were expressed to partners in 4-H: Alfab, Inc., Harry F. Anderson, OD, Arnoldsburg CEOS, Burkett Auto Body, Calhoun Banks, Calhoun Insurance Agency, Inc., Donna Cain, Francis Cain, Cain Veterinary Clinic, Dairy Products, Inc., First National Bank of Spencer, Furr's Auto Sales, Grantsville Lion Club, Hall Dozer Company, Hardman Supply Company

Also, Deidre Hobbs, Holbert's Self Service, Houchin Construction, Loren B. Howley, Attorney, J & B Drug Store, Randall, Sue, and Shannon Jones, Minnie Hamilton Heath Care Center, Morris Oil & Gas Company, Pleasant Hill CEOS, R.P.R. Industries, Rush Run CEOS, Diane Sampson, Shock's Well Service, State Farm Insurance, Stump Funeral Home, Inc, Venezia & Elswick Law Offices, and Ivy & Freda Yoak


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