LOGAN VALLEY - Two outdoor camping opportunities for kids are coming up this summer at Lake Creek Camp in Logan Valley.
? The Grant-Harney 4-H "Hippie Days" Camp will be held Monday-Friday, July 6-10. Campers will experience five fun-filled days related to the theme "Hippie Days."
Activities will include outdoor living skills, natural resource classes, crafts, interactive games, hikes, flag ceremonies, campfires and skits. The camp is open to youth from the two-county area who have completed grades 4-6.
Registration is open through Tuesday, June 12.
The cost is $150, with several $75 scholarships available for Grant County 4-H members. The scholarships have been made possible by area organizations and individuals including the the Swede Pearson Memorial Fund, John Day Kiwanis, Lindy and John Bastian, the Long Creek Home Extension Club and the John Day Lions Club.
The camp is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service with support from the 4-H Leaders Association. Extension faculty from both counties, along with adult volunteers and older youth counselors are responsible for the camp program.
To register or for more information, call the Grant County Extension office at 575-1911.
? 4-H Natural Resource Science Camp is set for July 29-Aug. 1. Signups are underway now for the camp which will include classes and activities to introduce youth to careers in natural resources.
The camp is open to students finishing grades 7, 8 and 9 in Eastern Oregon.
The cost is $40 per child, including lodging and meals. Campers will stay in rustic cabins - boys and girls in separate areas - along with chaperones and counselors.
Registration and completed health forms are due by July 2.
Professionals will teach sessions on a variety of science topic. Kids will learn about spawning counts, constellation identificiation, cultural heritage, outdoor cooking, range monitoring, rock and mineral study, fire ecology alternative energy, and more.
The resource-oriented camp session is sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Forest Service, OSU Extension 4-H, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resource Conservation Service, John Day Fossil Beds, Paleo Lands Institute, Oregon Hunters Association and the National Wild Turkey Federation.