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November 24, 2013

Shakamak Park earns honors for 4-H camp

Shakamak State Park was recently honored by Purdue Extension for hosting a 4-H summer camp that has served children since 1931.

The park was given the 2013 Friend of Extension award at the Purdue Extension Professional Development Conference Awards Banquet at West Lafayette earlier this month.

Children from 24 counties attend the camp every year, according to Shakamak property manager Rob Hogg.

The park staff and 4-H have a close relationship that has included inviting campers to serve as official representatives during the reopening of the newly renovated campground.

When the camp flooded in 2008, the park evacuated campers safely and quickly, Hogg said.

“It was this type of dedication and the quick response time to any issues that may arise during their stay that prompted the award,” Hogg said.

Shakamak State Park is at 6265 W. Indiana 48, Jasonville. For more information visit stateparks.IN.gov/2969.htm.

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