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RMFU summer camps just around the corner

DENVER—“Understanding Today’s World, Creating a Better Tomorrow” is the theme of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s (RMFU) summer camps to be held in June in the mountain town of Bailey, Colo., just west of Denver. All camps are open to both members and non-members.

“Camp participants spend a week—three and a half days for Junior Camp—in a beautiful setting. Campers will get to know other young people from throughout the region, learn about cooperative principles, and study issues affecting rural America,” according to Amy Meyer, RMFU education director. “The theme of this year’s camp builds awareness in young people of the world around them and what they can do to make a better future for themselves and others.”

Learning leadership skills is another aspect of the camping program. Those attending the Senior Camp have an opportunity to run for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Senior Youth Advisory Council.

“In addition to being an outstanding educational opportunity, participants say they thoroughly enjoy the camps,” said Meyer. “The friendships they make at camp often last for many years.”

The schedule is as follows:

Junior Camp (completed grades 2-4)
June 8-11

Teen Camp (completed grades 5-7)
June 14-18

Senior Camp (completed grades 8-12)
June 21-25

Many young people enjoy dressing up for theme nights. The theme nights for the 2004 camps are Oriental Night, Mexican Fiesta Night and American Hero Night.

The Junior Camp costs $80 for members and $105 for non-members. The Teen and Senior Camps cost $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Roundtrip transportation at a nominal fee is provided for campers from most areas. Contact Rocky Mountain Farmers Union at 303-752-5800 or click the special events button at the top of this page for registration forms and more information on the camps.