Kneehill 4-H Multi Club hosts archery camp


By Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Kneehill 4-H Multi Club hosted its first archery day camp in the Village of Carbon on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22.

In total, 23 members from 4-H clubs across the province attended the camp, with some coming from as far away as St. Paul, Alberta.

“Our club, the Kneehill 4-H Multi Club, has had an archery project since we started and it is one of the fastest growing projects in 4-H,” says Jody Wacowich, leader of the Kneehill 4-H Multi Club and chairman of the Provincial 4-H Science, Art, Lifeskills, Technology and Trades (SALT) Committee.

Wacowich is a certified coach with Archery Alberta and was responsible for organizing the weekend camp. She says the response received from children and parents has been overall “very positive.”

She explains the Kneehill 4-H Multi Club does not have a traditional beef or sheep project and have instead focused on projects such as leatherworking, canoeing and kayaking, and archery.

The children and parents attending the archery camp were treated to a mounted archery demonstration on Saturday evening, and finished the weekend with a 3D target shooting competition.
By Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter/The Drumheller Mail