Kentucky Guard, 4-H team up for annual youth camp

Story and photos by Spc. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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Kentucky’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, joins a group of boys waiting to learn about Archery techniques during the Kentucky National Guard 4-H Youth Camp July 15 at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Brandy Mort)

NANCY, Ky. — Children of Kentucky Army and Air National Guardsman participated in the annual Kentucky National Guard 4-H Youth Camp at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky., July 14-19.

This is the third year that nearly 200 boys and girls come together for a week of fun and learning in this location. Members of the Kentucky National Guard, state Fish and Wildlife Department and University of Kentucky Agriculture 4-H program officials were on hand to assist the campers.

“The kids had an awesome experience and a lot of fun at Youth Camp,” said Chief Warrant Officer James Ford, who served as commandant of the camp. “It is an event like no other for the youth of the Kentucky National Guard.”

During the week, the children participated in marksmanship, archery, learned about hunting and  received their hunting licenses at the end of the week.  The campers enjoyed lots of swimming and canoeing during their lake time, and hiking in the area, including some local caves.

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Chance Herrlein, son of Staff Sgt. Eric Herrlein, shoots clay pigeons with a shotgun during the Kentucky National Guard 4-H Youth Camp at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky., July 15. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Brandy Mort)

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Samuel Evans, son of retired James Evans, trades hats with Maj. Gen. Tonini, during the Kentucky National Guard 4-H Youth Camp July 15 at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Brandy Mort)

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A participant of the Kentucky National Guard 4-H Youth Camp climbs a rock wall during the ropes course portion of the camp July 15 at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Brandy Mort)

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Maj. Gen. Tonini speaks with some of the female participants of the Kentucky National Guard 4-H Youth Camp prior to their chance to climb the rock wall, July 15 at Lake Cumberland in Nancy, Ky. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Brandy Mort)

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