OSAGE | On Monday, June 19, 2017, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Mitchell Co. 4-H program held Scales and Tails day camp for youth in second and third grades. The camp was held in the 4-H Building at the Mitchell Co. Fairgrounds.

The youth learned to recognize the difference between reptiles and amphibians and participated in a variety of activities which included face painting and a shout off between the reptiles and the amphibians, painting a snake with warning colors or camouflage colors, and making a cup-o-frog eggs. The youth also built an electro-magnet and assembled tiny turtles.

Twenty-three youth participated in the day camp. Those attending were Scarlett Byrnes, Mya Cordes, Jevin Dammen, Dace Darrow, Olivia DeMaris, Carson Gordon, Kaylie Havig, Mylie Havig, Trace Huisman, Jackson Johnson, Tobias Lamb, Kaitlyn Marks, Barrett Marzen, Lane Mayer, Hannah Phillips, Abby Rachut, Aubry Rogers, Finn Smith, Payt’n Turnmeyer, Jaxson Vroom, Aidan Wagner, Koby Wagner and Isaac Weber.

The day camp was organized and led by Susan Ringhofer, Clover Kids Educator, and Roni Kruse, ISU summer assistant. Volunteers who helped with the day camp were Lindsay Hemann, Julia Ringhofer, Haley Walters and Michelle Wright.

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