Discovery Days 2012

If you’ve been following 4-H Folklore since it launched in February, then you already know what Discovery Days is all about, but, we have a new perspective to share with you; Discovery Days from a facilitators point of view. If you aren’t familiar with Discovery Days, this post will be helpful for you as well because it provides a some great information about the camp.
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My Discovery Days Experience
By Julia Romagnoli

On Saturday, June 16, 2012 I had the opportunity to attend my first ever Discovery Days in Orangeville. Discovery Days provides 4-H and non-4-H Members ages 9-12 with a window into what the 4-H program has to offer. As a 4-H Ontario Ambassador, I was very excited to facilitate at this event as I never had the chance to participate in a Discovery Days during my earlier years as a 4-H Member.

Creating checkers boards
Discovery Day participants create checker boards

I thoroughly enjoyed running the craft and snack station where participants had the opportunity to create their very own checkerboard game as well as make tasty ice-cream cone treats. Other stations included Go For The Gold, team building activities, judging and a hands-on activity.

Science experiments
Discovery Days science experiments

The highlight of the day for me was running games in the Great 4-H Olympics and having the opportunity to speak with the participants about my role as a 4-H Ontario Ambassador. Fellow Ambassador, Jennifer Pollock, and I also had the chance to speak about various opportunities available to 4-H Members, ranging from Club projects to national exchanges.

Crafting t-shirts
Hand crafted Discovery Days t-shirts

Though I may have missed out on this event as a participant, I encourage you to attend if you are eligible! Or volunteer as a facilitator like I did. It truly is a great way to make friends and discover 4-H! So keep your eyes peeled for when Discovery Days comes to your area next summer!
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Discovery Days is sponsored by Ontario Cattlemen’s Association.  Thanks OCA!