From Harford County 4-H Clubs, Inc.:
Ms. Alyssa C. Binns was the Grand Champion winner of the 4-H Camp Photo Contest at the Harford County Farm Fair this year. Ms. Binns is a 13 year old student at Patterson Mill Middle School and a member of the of the Blackhorse 4-H Club. Ms. Binns has been in 4-H for 5 years and has had photography, horticulture, foods, and crafts as her projects. Ms. Binns took extreme care in posing her subject at the camp to represent the tribal team and competions that occur during 4-H camps. She has attended 4-H camp for 5 years. She said that she likes 4-H camp because “I like to have fun while being active”. The 4-H Camp Photo Contest is sponsored by Harford County 4-H Clubs, Inc. the operator of the Harford County 4-H Camp at the Rocks.
Ms. Binns’ photo was chosen by a team of photography judges at the 4-H indoor exibit building at the 2015 Harford County Farm Fair. She chose her grandfather, Tom Binns and her two cousins, Faith and Alex Welling to be models since they attend 4-H camp with her. The title of her photo is “The Tribe Has Spoken“. The judges considered the quality of the photo, depiction of the camp and/or the camp’s purpose, appropriateness for use by the camp, and pleasing to the general public for all contest entries.
The Harford County 4-H Camp at the Rocks is the oldest 4-H Camp in Maryland and has had a continuous Harford County 4-H Camping program for 91 years. It is also one of the oldest 4-H camps in the nation. The contest is sponsored by the camp to prepare for the upcoming 100th camp in 2024. The camp is known for its contributions to bettering the lives of local youth and the community since 1925. You can support the 4-H camp at the Rocks by volunteering, monetary contributions, or scheduling an event at one of the camp’s facilites.
For additional information regarding Harford County 4-H Clubs, Inc., a non-profit, tax exempt corporation that operates the Harford County 4-H Camp at the Rocks contact them at: www.deercreekoverlook.com/4-h-camps.html. Also for additional information about 4-H in Harford County contact the 4-H Office at: https://extension.umd.edu/harford-county/4-h-youth.