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News File Photo A Marshmallow Browns on a stick at a campground in Hoeft State Park in this October 2021 News Archive photo.

PRESQUE ISLE — Local youth can spend a week of their summer in nature and science at the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp at Camp Chickagami on Presque Isle.

At the July 31-August 6 camp, 13-15 year olds or those entering grades 8-10 in the fall will receive hands-on instruction from natural resource experts in areas such as Great Lakes coastal and fisheries management, wildlife, forestry, geology and environmental education.

Sponsored by Michigan State University, the camp includes natural resource activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, fossil hunting, archery, photography and campfire evenings.

First-time campers also go charter fishing and learn to fillet their catch.

The registration fee of US$500 includes expenses for food, lodging and activities. Participants may apply for a $2,000 MSU scholarship.

Those interested can visit canr.msu.edu/4_h_great_lakes_natural_resources_camp for more information and to register. The camp is limited to 70 participants.

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