CSU Cooperative Extension Las Animas County 4-H

CSU Cooperative Extension Las Animas County 4-H

Cabellero & Clovers Camp is an educational overnight camp targeted to educate youth ages 8-13 about the western lifestyle and the ethics found in the everyday life of the cowboy. James P. Owens has developed the “Code of the West” to educate all ages about applying cowboy ethics to everyday situations. This grant will teach youth the 10 principles of “Cowboy Ethics”; help them apply the concepts to their daily lives, and teach the principles to family members, friends, 4-H Councils, Fair Boards, Junior Livestock Sale committees and other groups. The camp activities will reinforce that character counts above all.

Cowboy Ethics’ ten core values are:

  1. Live each day with courage
  2. Take pride in your work
  3. Always finish what you start
  4. Do what has to be done
  5. Be tough, but fair
  6. When you make a promise, keep it
  7. Ride for the brand
  8. Talk less, say more
  9. Remember that some things are not for sale
  10. Know where to draw the line

Youth will also partake in seven 4-H project specific workshops including archery, leather craft, outdoor adventures, foods and nutrition, artistic clothing, STEM, and photography. The goal of the first year of this camp is to reach 60-80 youth.