4-H youth are getting creative amid the coronavirus. Seward County’s 4-H Junior Leader club has hosted a day camp for kids each year for decades, and they’re keeping the tradition alive by making the camp virtual this year.

Youth who are just finishing grades kindergarten through third are invited to attend the Wild West day camp from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 10.

Children will learn about the history of the Wild West and participate in different crafts, activities and hands-on learning experiences from their own homes.

Activities will include Sculpting Chimney Rock, Snacking on the Trail (trail mix), Fishing in the Great Outdoors, Horses and the Wild West (make your own horse), and Rope it Up (yarn rope making).

Participants will be able to pick up a bag of all the items needed to complete the activities. Bags will be available for registered participants at the Nebraska Extension Office in Seward County on June 9. The bags will include all materials, a T-shirt and a link for the Zoom meeting for the virtual camp.

4-H Junior Leaders and volunteers will lead the sessions. Junior Leaders are teen leaders who are learning leadership skills by encouraging youth and actively supporting their communities.

The cost for the camp is $15 per child, which includes a T-shirt and materials. Register online at https://go.unl.edu/4hdaycamp, and mail payment to Nebraska Extension in Seward County, 322 S. 14th St., Seward, NE 68434. Makes checks payable to Seward Co. Junior Leaders.

The registration deadline is May 20. Call the Extension Office at (402) 643-2981 with questions.


  • Occurs Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


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