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Farmers Union Kamp for Kids set for June

The group that used to organize a major summer camp in Hill County has stepped back into the picture, and organizers are looking for up to 50 children who want to spend a week in the Bear Paw Mountains in the 2103 Farmers Union Kamp for Kids.

Organizer Ursula Brese said the Hill County Farmers Union board has signed on as a major sponsor for the camp, along with Sheila Forshee's Forshee Agency.

Brese and Forshee organized the camp last summer, held at Camp Kiwanis in Beaver Creek Park, after Farmers Union canceled the decades-old camp it had held in Hill County.

About 18 children attended last year's camp, and Brese said she is hoping to double that, or more, for this year's offering, set to run June 27-30.

The registration fee is $75, although Brese said the organizers still are soliciting donations from businesses and individuals that may provide scholarships.

The limit for this year is 50 children, ages 8 to 14.

A focus for this year's camp is recycling, with its theme named "Being Green."

Brese said the exact activities for this year's camp are still in the drafting stage, with the organizers still looking for activity directors, as well as cooks and chaperones.

She said the organizers are trying to find volunteers to fill the slots of four to five cooks, four activity directors and about 20 chaperones, all of whom must be at least 16 years old.

Staff for the camp will check in at 10 a.m. June 27, with the check-in time for the campers 3 p.m. that day.

Brese said people can email her for more information, or to volunteer or make a donation, at [email protected].

Applications, which are due by June 7, can be picked up and dropped off at the Forshee Agency in the lower level of the Atrium Mall or online at


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