Donations help fund 4-H camp cabin renovations
The cabins at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn soon will undergo major renovations thanks, in part, to three private donations. “These three cabins are a part of the overall camping experience at the North Dakota 4-H Camp, and we are pleased to be able to make some major upgrades,” says Brad Cogdill, chair of the North Dakota State University Center for 4-H Youth Development, which operates the camp. Donations from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, North Dakota Corn Growers Association and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of North Dakota will allow the camp to reach that goal. Each organization provided $50,000 toward the estimated $150,000 cost per cabin for the upgrades. The cabins will be named in their honor. “The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of North Dakota came together to support the 4-H Camp renovations because we recognize the positive impact 4-H programs have on developing rural leaders,” says Dennis Hill, general manager of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC). “Over the years, the foundation 4-H builds in these students helps them go on to successful academic achievements and personal careers.” The NDAREC is one of four North Dakota electric power organizations that contributed to the Touchstone Energy donation. The other three are Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Great River Energy and Minnkota Power Cooperative.