Braving the snow and cold weather 5 Seneca County 4-H’ers attended the annual Teen Winter Weekend, February 13 to 15 at Camp Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan, New York. The2004 theme – Survivor Oswegatchie involved teens from Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Seneca and Yates Counties who were placed on one of the 5 “tribes”. The goals of this annual event are to meet new friends, expand leadership and team-building skills. The “tribal” rewards for winning challenges such as the team relay, scavenger hunt, and a human chain pass were points towards the title of best teamwork. The tribal members also participated in 3 hands-on workshops of their choosing in the following areas: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow candles, self- defense, decorative painting, hemp bracelets and shooting sports. A good time was had by all survivors: Becky Roloson, Adam Jensen, Emily Thayer, Ronnie Reid, Calynn Schibley and chaperone 4-H staff person Katie Nelson.
To learn more about 4-H and teen programming contact Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-539-9251 or stop in at 308 Main Street Shop Centre.