Johnson and Washakie counties 4-H members circle around the flagpole for the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledge after both the American and 4-H flags were raised to kick of the day on Saturday at the Johnson County Youth Camp. Normally the camp is held for a full weekend for Johnson County but this year they decided to just do a single day because of COVID-19.
Paislee Stevens tucks her knees up while jumping with both feet onto the box on Saturday. Each kid did the box jump twice the first time by stepping up one foot at a time, and the second both feet together if they could.
Sara Shoup does the first pushup of her group during the Cross-Fit rotation of the morning at 4-H mountain camp on Saturday. Shop’s group won the relay race at the end of the rotation that combined all the moves they learned including squats, push ups, box jumps and bunny hops.
Johnson County Extension's new youth educator Bryce McKenzie laughs with a couple of kids as the group learns about why the sky is blue and why grass and other plants are green during the nature walk segment of the morning rotation on Saturday. McKenzie officially begins the program on Monday, June 29.
Gethsemane Ferrett rubs the flowers she picked during the nature walk to draw on her individual paper. Each kid used flowers and a little bit of paint to create something to take home. Additionally, each kid lightly sprayed two different canvases. The two canvases were to go back down the mountain, one to the Johnson county extension office and one to Washakie, to remember the combined day.
Of the four morning rotations, one was held inside - the craft station. Each kid created a star or shape of their choice with popsicle sticks and decorated them with jewels, yarn balls before letting them dry for the day.
Two mountain camp attendees relax on one of the picnic benches after completing their second rotation on Saturday. The kids were split into four teams: the blue, red, green and yellow teams, and received a bandana to bleach that matched which team they were on.
Campers receive hand sanitizer before getting a snack and water for a quick break between rotations on Saturday. Normally Johnson and Washakie counties each hold their own summer mountain camp but decided to combine this year for the day-long event.
Despite concerns over COVID-19, Johnson County 4-H was able to host their annual Mountain Camp on Saturday, June 27 at the Johnson County Youth Camp. While the getaway is normally a full weekend campout, restrictions cut the event back to a single day. Joining Johnson county kids were 4-Hers from Washakie County this year. The day included a number of activity rotations, meals and a campfire to conclude the day.