FFA members attend camp

CARROLLTON — During the first week of June, 7 members of the Milton-Union-MVCTC FFA Chapter attended the first session of Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, Carrollton, Ohio.

Members attending included: Tyler Pratt, Larkin Welbaum, Abby Hissong, Jessica Leffew, Ashlee Fox, Jaci Huff, and Arianna Hinkle. The 2015 theme was “Sail Away with FFA Camp.”

During the week members participated in various sports tournaments including; softball, sand volleyball, basketball, tetherball, horse shoes, ping pong, and corn hole. Additional competitions included group presentations on recycling, reciting of the FFA Camp Creed, rifle, shotgun, and archery.

During the first day members met fellow members in their camp fleet, camp rules, and participated in a dance. The day ended with a campfire reflecting of opportunities at camp.

The second day included team building activities. The highlight of Tuesday was a scavenger hunt activity. The day ended with a campfire challenging campers to work together as a team.

Wednesday, members rotated through various environmentally-related workshops including bird watching, tree identification, recycling, and more. Milton-Union FFA member Abby Hissong participated in the talent show with a group skit. The day ended with a campfire challenging campers to take advantage of every opportunity at camp.

Thursday gave campers the opportunity to attend workshops on canoeing and kayaking and line dancing. Some chose to attend workshops on career opportunities and making college-related decisions. The afternoon included water-related games. Following the speaking finals members heard the message of a Shawnee Indian, Wehyepihehrsehnhwah, who shared stories of the land and the Native American people. Members found his message inspiring and uplifting. Following the guest speaker, members participated in a dance. The evening ended with a slideshow of the week and a life-challenge by the State FFA Officers.

The week ended with a Friday morning cleaning of camp and a send-off by the State FFA Officers. Members would like to thank Miami East FFA for hosting us for the week.

FFA Camp Muskingum is located on Leesville Lake and is owned and operated by the Ohio FFA Association. A special appreciation goes to the Miami Valley Career Technology Center and the West Milton community for their financial support of those attending camp.