Contact: Chair Keith Nelson
St. Louis County Board
Indian Village at St. Louis County 4-H Camp to be Dedicated
The St. Louis County 4-H Camp at Lake Eshquagama in Gilbert, Minnesota will dedicate an Indian Village at the camp on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 10:00 AM.
The Bois Forte Tribal Council joined with the 4-H Camp officials to plan the village, which will be a cultural and educational component of the St. Louis County 4-H Camp, and will be special guests at the dedication.
The 4-H Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-15 years. Children do not have to be in 4-H to attend its programs. The St. Louis County 4-H camp was founded in 1935 through proceeds from a national contest for Best 4-H Club, hosted by Sears Roebuck and Company. The St. Louis County 4-H youth won the $10,000 top prize and purchased the Lake Eshquagama property and built the main lodge. “It’s important that we keep improving the 4-H Camp to enhance the camp experience for our area youth,” said Sixth District Commissioner and County Board Chair Keith Nelson. “The County Board supported the addition of a handicapped accessible natural trail and bog walk in 2002, and the newly constructed Indian Village will further help the site to broaden natural and cultural education.”
For more information about the St. Louis County 4-H Camp, please contact Walt Hautala, Business Manager of the camp at 865-6589, or tollfree at 866-386-2267, or refer to their website at www.4hcampmn.com.