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It’s time to put summer camp on your calendar

Parents looking for fun, affordable and meaningful summer camps may want to check out the education programs offered by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

“These camps focus on leadership and teamwork building activities,”  says Jennifer Luitjens Bahr, director of education for the organization. “Campers will use engaging and sometimes challenging lessons to learn how to excel in their own lives and hometown communities.”

Junior camps for youth who have completed grades 2-4 will be held June 6-9. Middle camps for students who have completed grades 5-7 will be held June 9-13. Senior camps for students who have completed grades 9-12 will be held June 16-20. Camp registration covers all costs, from materials and lodging to meals and field trips. Registration costs range between $195 to $320. Discounts will apply for returning campers and early registrations. All camps will be held at the Farmers Union Education Center at Bailey, Colo., a community about 45 miles west of Denver in the Rocky Mountains.

All camps are staffed by  Luitjens Bahr, who serves as director, an on-site nurse, and experienced counselors who have training in first aid, CPR and working with youth.

This year’s leadership camps will emphasize personal growth activities as well as lessons that encourage working in groups. Campers will enjoy fun theme nights including “Time Traveler” and “Game Night” during which they will dress up as their favorite game character or piece.

“Our campers say they love the ability just to be themselves. They have a chance to explore new interests and learn how to work well with others,” adds Luitjens Bahr.

To learn more about RUMFU summer camps, email Jennifer.bahr@rmfu.org, call 303-752-5800, or go to our online camp brochure