Area youth part of the NDFU summer camp staffGov. Jack Dalrymple proclaimed May 6-12 as Farmers Union Youth Week, citing North Dakota Farmers Union’s dedication to cooperative education and community leadership through its youth program.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple proclaimed May 6-12 as Farmers Union Youth Week, citing North Dakota Farmers Union’s dedication to cooperative education and community leadership through its youth program.
The proclamation states that “the youth of our state are North Dakota’s most valuable resource,” and “enhancing leadership abilities in our young people will help build visionary leaders for North Dakota’s future. Educating young people on cooperative business is important to growing our state’s agricultural industry and overall economy.”
More than 1,400 youth attend junior and senior camp programs annually. Farmers Union Camp offers a traditional camp setting for all youth. The Farmers Union camp counselors follow a curriculum that encourages campers to enhance their public speaking, cooperation, listening and interpersonal skills.
Along with the camp program, the Farmers Union youth program also includes a county level day class. Day classes are available for youth grades one through 12 and are typically a one- or two-day event. The curriculum for 2012 is “Cooperatives: The Business of Teamwork,” which introduces cooperative concepts while employing a variety of games, activities, worksheets and tours.
This year’s summer camp staff includes from this area:
Elizabeth Beach, Wimbledon, junior director; David Becker, Napoleon, caretaker; Donovan Becker, Napoleon, senior director; Dallon Bitz, Dickey, junior director; Maddie Bopp, Oakes; Ashley Herman, Ellendale; Dylan Moen, LaMoure; Amanda Stevens, Valley City; Patrick Swift, Ellendale; Carly Van Bruggen, Litchville, junior director; Morgan Zetocha, Oakes, junior director; and Morgan Schwartzenberger, Napoleon, senior director.
For more information on Farmers Union youth summer camp programs, go to www.ndfu.org and click on “youth and camps.”