The shores at Rock Lake United Church camp were certainly jazzed up by the 4-H members’ tie-dyed T-shirts.

The shores at Rock Lake United Church camp were certainly jazzed up by the 4-H members’ tie-dyed T-shirts.

Kootenay Region 4-H members gather

From September 20 to 23, 2013, over 50 4-H members from the Kootenay region gathered at Rock Lake United Church Camp.

From September 20 to 23, 2013, over 50 4-H members from the Kootenay region (Creston to the Alberta border) joined at Rock Lake United Church Camp.

It was an amazing weekend filled with fun, laughs, challenges, games and most of all friendships. Friday evening started with everyone getting to know each other and settling into their sleeping quarters. Bingo was played and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Saturday everyone was up and started breakfast at 8 a.m. and activities started at 9. The most amazing tie-dyed T-shirts were created by the members and some leaders, they created name tags and created a group identity poster.

Thank you to Columbia Basin Trust for helping us with our craft expenses.

Before lunch the challenges began and the groups united in their abilities. The groups were composed of all ages from five to 17 and were run by our senior members. Leadership, organization and skill were all apparent.

Lunch was taco in a bag and then the challenges resumed. They had BINGO survivor challenges, scrabble using 12-inch by 12-inch letters, relays, taste testing and so many more very interesting challenges. With only minutes to rest, supper was served and everyone ate very well.

Relaxing time and fun games of volleyball were played and then the evening ended with team awards (Thank you to Teck for the prizes) and cake and again bingo.

Sunday morning everyone met for breakfast and clean-up was completed. This was an awarding weekend for everyone who attended. The leadership skills obtained, the peer respect, the understanding and the kindness was seen throughout the weekend. A special thank you to Columbia Basin Trust, Triangles Women’s Institute, Teck and all the leaders, parents and alumni for making this such a successful event.

A special thank you to our challenge leader who spent endless hours of preparation and challenge searches.