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Summer youth camps scheduled for June

DENVER—“Fueling the Future” 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 RMFU 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,” said Jennifer Luitjens Bahr, RMFU education director. “The theme for this year’s camp will build awareness in young people of the environment, renewable energy and the role that the youth play in the future of sustainable energy production and energy conservation.”

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 Bahr. “The friendships they make often last for years.”

The schedule is as follows:

Junior Camp
(completed grades 2-4)
June 5-8

Middle Camp
(completed grades 5-7)
June 19-23

Senior Camp
(completed grades 8-12)
June 12-16

Many young people enjoy dressing up for theme nights. The theme nights for the 2006 camps are Wild Wild West, Carnival and Gender Bender.

The Junior Camp costs $95 for members and $125 for non-members. The Middle and Senior Camps cost $140 for members and $175 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 on the SPECIAL EVENTS button above for registration forms and more information.