05-06-16 RMFU: Equally important, will you encourage anyone from your area to become a happy camper?…

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 Equally important, will you encourage anyone from your area to become a happy camper?

Parents who want their kids to attend an affordable and meaningful summer camp are invited to check out the education programs offered by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. And, no, campers are not going to be driving tractors or wrestling steers.

“There are many places you can send your child for a great camping experience. Our smaller size and breathtaking mountain setting makes RMFU camp a natural choice. We offer a unique environment where kids have the opportunity to be themselves,” says Jennifer Luitjens Bahr, director of education for the RMFU.

Junior camps for youth who have completed grades 2-4 will be held June 4-7. Middle camps for students who have completed grades 5-7 will be held June 8-12. Senior camps for students who have completed grades 9-12 will be held June 13-17. Camp registration covers all costs, from materials and lodging to meals and field trips. Registration costs range between $195 to $320. Discounts will apply for returning campers and early registrations.

All camps are led by Luitjens Bahr who is backed up by a group of experienced counselors who are well-versed in working with youth, not to mention being trained to handle a variety of situations. Plus, a registered nurse is always on site. The camp theme will focus on career development and encouraging campers to explore their passions and interests in helping to map out future opportunities. “As more youth exit their rural communities, we need to help them explore opportunities where they can remain in agriculture in some manner or look at careers that will keep them tied to their communities,” she says.

“Our camps are traditional in the sense that we do hiking, crafts, cooperative games, and more, but where we stand apart is that we try to send the campers home with some type of new found knowledge that they might not necessarily learn about in school or through other venues.”

All camps will be held at the Farmers Union Education Center at Bailey, Colo., a community about 45 miles west of Denver in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about RMFU summer camps, email Jennifer.bahr@rmfu.org, call 303-752-5800, or go to rmfu.org/education our online camp brochure

RELATED STORY & INTERVIEW

Jennifer Luitjens Bahr - RMFU Director of Education(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) April 14, 2015 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s Director of Education Jennifer Luitjens-Bahr, discussing several topics including:

Listen to the interview with RMFU’s Jennifer Luitjens Bahr…

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