We are here on this site to bury a camp challenge which we have developed and written. This Challenge is one that hopefully will challenge next year's campers to have a more meaningful camping experience than we have had, if indeed that is possible. Before burying it, let us once more review what has been written here based upon our experiences, knowledge and faith:
Read challenge. (Sample challenge from 1997 Greene County, Ohio Camp.)
We, the campers at the 1997 Greene County 4-H Junior Camp, challenge you, the campers of the 1998 Greene County 4-H Junior Camp:
To enrich your minds by using the natural surroundings and the activities offered at camp to your best advantage. To think before you act and in this way form long lasting friendships.
We challenge you to let loyalty to counselors, your cabin, and above all your friends grow and improve your relationships throughout the week.
We challenge you to use your hands in helping other campers and also your counselors and staff through your active participation in all functions of your Junior Camp.
We challenge you to work with each other so that accidents can be kept at a minimum, and if possible be prevented.
We challenge you to keep this camp clean and beautiful so that others in your community can use the facilities of the camp. The most important of all these challenges is the following; That by attending this camp you meet many new people and that you are able to recognize these people at other county functions and through these meetings you form long lasting friendships.
Have a Great Week!
-- Campers of 1997
(After challenge is buried)
I now declare this special ceremony closed and dismiss you to the next item on our program.