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Tyler County Plays Host To First Ever Youth Camp

By Staff | Aug 1, 2018
Air Evac was on site to teach campers the benefits of Air Evac in an emergency.
Campers participate in making tie dyed T-shirts.
Sistersville Police Chief Rob Haught and K-9 Thor taught campers about the dangers of drug use.
Pictured is a blue-tongued skink that campers were able to observe thanks to Oglebay Zoo
OEM Director Tom Cooper prepares to teach campers about Project Lifesaver.

Tyler County hosted its first-ever youth camp July 25-27 at the county’s 4-H grounds.

There were approximately 65 campers, divided into three groups varying in age range. Campers were provided meals three times a day and were able to take part of games, educational classes, and arts and crafts projects.

There were several guest speakers throughout the week, including representatives from Air Evac and Oglebay Zoo, Sistersville Police Chief Rob Haught and K-9 Thor, and Office of Emergency Management Director Tom Cooper. Commissioner Eric Vincent spoke to campers about finances and provided piggy banks for campers to paint, and EMS volunteer Shawna Miller spoke to campers about proper procedures for performing CPR. Some of the crafts available at camp included tie-dye t-shirts, quilt squares, bath bombs, rock painting, candle making, slime making, water bottle wind spirals, and even cooking classes.

There were also sports activities, cornhole, hula hooping activities, balloon tosses and more. Campers were full of excitement, and joy was evident on their faces.

The Tyler County Commission would like to thank the following businesses that donated to making the first county youth camp such a success: Shannon Anderson State Farm, Main Street Quick Stop, Boggs Pizza n’ Grill, Lakeside General Store, Long Reach Federal Credit Union, Tyler County Speedway, McDonalds, Kings Corner, Perkey, and the wTyler County Fair Board. They would also like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make this year’s camp such a great success.