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RMFU announces spring-summer education program

DENVER—Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) has announced its summer camp schedule for 2002. All camps will be held at the Farmers Union Educational Center in scenic Bailey, Colo., just 50 minutes west of the Denver Metro area.

RMFU summer camps will be held as follows:
• Teen Camp for students completing grades 5-7: June 10-14 $110 member/$135 non-member
• Senior Camp for students completing grades 8-12: June 17-21 $110 member/$135 non-member
• Junior Camp for students completing grades 2-4: June 23-26 $65 member/$90 non-member

“This is a fabulous learning opportunity in a very fun setting,” said RMFU education director Audrey Rosenbrock. “Campers learn problem solving and leadership skills while making new friends.”

The RMFU camps feature various age-appropriate topics, including how cooperatives work, how to work effectively with others, and concerns of rural youth today. Theme nights, always a favorite of campers gives kids an opportunity to dress up in the stated theme, such as Fifties Night or Celebrity Night.

Campers of RMFU families may attend camp at a discount, but the camps are open to both members and non-members. In addition, financial assistance is available both in the form of discounts for multiple family members attending camp and scholarships through county Farmers Union organizations. For more information or to request a camp application, call RMFU at 303-752-5800.

RMFU also will host a youth speech contest, with county winners earning the right to compete against each other at a special RMFU event, June 17, 2002, in Bailey, Colo. A total of at least $225 will be awarded to winners in each county contest, with $100 the grand prize. All young people, grades 9-12, may participate in the contest with an original speech on the value of cooperatives in rural America. Availability of the contest in a specific area, as well as contest rules can be obtained by calling the number below.

In addition, various day camps will be held throughout rural areas. Day camps, which are hosted by county Farmers Union organizations, are fun and education and enable youngsters to get acquainted with Farmers Union.

For more information on day camps and the speech contest, contact your local Farmers Union representative or RMFU at 303-752-5800.