Provincial 4-H Camp Opens for the 40th Season
June 29, 2012 9:22 AM
Two hundred 4-H members will embark on summer adventures as Camp Rankin opens for its 40th season on the shores of the Bras d'Or Lakes from July 1 to Aug. 3.
The provincial 4-H camp has been welcoming young people aged nine to 15 for unrivaled experiences in healthy living, leadership, and skills development.
"Camp Rankin's youth leadership program gives 4-H members a positive educational experience where they make lasting friendships," said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. "My daughter has fond memories of her time as a 4-H member at Camp Rankin, and I'm pleased that so many young Nova Scotians get to share this experience."
In 1972, Camp Rankin was built by volunteers as a Centennial project of the Richmond County 4-H Leader's Council, which continues to maintain the camp. It was the first 4-H camp to be built in the Atlantic provinces. It is situated on 60 acres of land at Cape George, near St. Peters.
Camp Rankin's facilities include hiking trails, a beach, and a dining and recreation hall. Trained counsellors lead campers through all traditional camp activities and 4-H skills sessions.
"Attending Camp Rankin is often one of the best experiences a young person has during their time in 4-H, and many return for another year as camp staff," said Ruth Grant, senior 4-H program coordinator for the Department of Agriculture. "Members are encouraged to bring a friend to camp and promote the 4-H program as a great experience, which helps us recruit new members."
The camp was originally built to accommodate the 4-H clubs of Richmond County and surrounding area. It now hosts five five-day summer camps so that all Nova Scotia 4-H members can participate.
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Two hundred 4-H members will embark on summer adventures as
Camp Rankin opens for its 40th season on the shores of the Bras
d'Or Lakes from July 1st to August 3rd.
The provincial camp has been welcoming young people aged
nine to 15 for unrivaled experiences in healthy living,
leadership, and skills development.
Agriculture Minister John MacDonell says Camp Rankin's
youth leadership program gives 4-H members a positive
educational experience where they make lasting friendships, and
that his daughter has fond memories of her time at the camp.
Camp Rankin opened in 1972 on 60 acres of land at Cape
George to serve 4-H clubs in Richmond County. The camp now
serves the entire province.
Media Contacts: Cheryl Chandler
Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture