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July 3, 2010

A Crafty Week at 4-H Camp


There was a lot of creativity in the Handicrafts area at Camp Seely, Los Angeles/San Bernardino Counties 4-H Summer Camp. I was the head of the arts and crafts section for a full week, as well as being a cabin counselor. These pictures are basically in order of the week. Here's the building where we found inspiration in the mountains....


Katie and Christine handled the tie dying area with expertise born of years of campership. I learned that the prettiest colors come out the first day, before all the colors had been mixed together to mud.


Campers had free reign to create from beads....


Lots of campers returned to paint their bird houses, built during the camp-wide craft building activity that took place during the first two days of camp.


The girls of cabin twelve were camp all-stars. Amber and Gracie, you surprised me, proving that teen-agers can be easier than younger kids!


Crystal taught a class on making God's Eyes. Susan is making a lanyard. More were waiting for Hannah's lanyard class the next day!


The painting table was consistently full, with acrylics, decoupage, and mosaic pieces from puzzles and other found items to decorate bird houses, picture frames, rocks, and whatever anyone could think of....


A goblin-esque papier-mache mask created by Rebecca....


Lily working on posters to decorate her cabin for Hula day....


A Hawaiian Lei necklace for hula day....


Campers have such enthusiasm....


Laura & Simon working on Stop & Go Needlepoint Keychains....


Making Braided Yarn Octopus Dolls....




The Leathercrafting table was always hopping....


Even Chaperones loved to participate. Esther shows off her talent....


Textured Mosaic Pictures from beans and grains kept campers busy outside while we were inventorying and packing up inside on the last day....


Miss Rebecca's craft....


But the best part of all was the chance to spend the week with my mom, who chose to be a Chaperone. Jane had four 10 year old girls in cabin 22. 4-H rocks!


Do you have memories of 4-H camp or some other summer away program? Please leave a comment with your stories--I'd love to hear them!

3 comments:

  1. 4H Summer Camp was a BLAST!!!! I had lots of fun and enjoyed seeing my past and new friends at Camp. Stay tuned for Camp 2011!

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  2. Ellen: Way COOL!! This looked like a lot of fun!

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