Cloverbud Day Camp features bats


OMER — From June 29 to July 31 Arenac County 4-H will be hosting its annual Cloverbud Day Camp at the Omer Community Building.

According to Coralee Haas, 4-H Volunteer Leader and coordinator of the day camp, the three-day event will highlight the importance of bats in nature conservation and ecosystem preservation.

The activities - crafts, games and stories - will also revolve around the winged mammals.

“We’ll be making a bat out of clay this year,” Haas said. “We’ll probably do paper mache and we’re going to read stories about bats.”

And as a Cloverbud Day Camp finale, children who participate in the camp will be taking a field trip to see live bats at the AuGres Community Library on July 1.

4-H volunteers and parents will provide transportation to the library.

“We always carpool, depending on how many people we have,” Haas said. “Last year we had 15 (participants), so we’re hoping for a few more.”

During last year’s camp, the children took a field trip to the Lumberman’s Monument in Oscoda and also visited a lighthouse, Haas said.

The camp is for children aged five to eight. Cloverbud Day Camp costs $20 for 4-H members and $26.50 for nonmembers. Registration closes Friday. To sign up a child, call 989-846-4111 or 989-876-2634.


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