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Nevada 4-H open house Sept. 12

The Nevada State 4-H Camp will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at the 32-acre lakefront property near Stateline.

The event is an opportunity for 4-H members, alumni and other camp supporters to see the recent changes to the camp and learn what future changes are in store. Lunch is sponsored by Nevada Farm Bureau Federation. A donation of $5 is suggested.

Tours of the craft cabins and new dining pavilion will be available.

Various groups will have exhibits on display and there will be a presentation on the history of 4-H in Nevada.

The camp setting – with forest, meadow and beach ecosystems – has given thousands of 4-H members a place to learn leadership, citizenship and life skills over the years.

Although Nevada 4-H has hosted summer campouts on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus since 1930, the summer camp moved to Lake Tahoe in 1934 and the current site was opened to the 4-H in 1939.

The 4-H program in Nevada has grown from several hundred members in the early 1900s to more than 50,000 today. Members ranging in age from 6 to 19 are involved in all types of clubs, camps and after-school programs with the help of nearly 5,000 adult volunteers.

The open house will also give supporters an opportunity to help fund future environmental and fitness education at the camp by purchasing an engraved paver brick. Personalized bricks, which provide up to four lines of up to 21 characters engraved (logos and symbols available for an extra charge), cost $50 each and are constructed with high-quality materials that withstand harsh weather.

For information, visit unce.unr.edu/4H/camp.