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The Central Oregon District FFA Leadership Camp

Published on May 22, 2013 3:01AM

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Alberto Valencia, North Lake Chapter reporter

The Central Oregon District FFA Leadership camp was held at Camp Suttle Lake in Sisters on April 24-26.  Fourteen North Lake FFA members attended the camp this year. Leadership camp is always an amazing, exiting, and beneficial experience.  Each day at camp is always on schedule with a new activity every hour or forty minutes.  At camp every member learns valuable life skills and ways to help make their chapter better.


On day one everyone did ice breakers to help get to know people.  We were then introduce to our state FFA officers and sent to our different officer workshops.  In workshops the state officers explain and do activities about what it takes to be a good officer and FFA member.  

During breakfast, lunch, and dinner we were treated to delectable meals made by the camp kitchen staff.  On the second day of camp everyone was very busy. The day ended with a banquet where each member brought their assigned dates and had a delicious dinner. The next day began with a Boom! All members were to rush to the buses for the annual Polar Bear Plunge.   Everyone was expected to jump into a 40 degree lake at 6am.  It is refreshing and you feel very accomplished when you step out of the water.  The final day at camp is a very depressing day for most of the FFA members.  After two days of meeting new people, doing lots of fun things, and having the time of their lives it’s time to pack up and head back.


We would like to thank all the kitchen staff for all their hard work and letting us use their amazing camp. Also we would like to thank all the advisors, state officers, and district officers for all they have done for each FFA member at camp.  Leadership camp will always be a life changing experience for everyone who gets the privilege to participate in this amazing trip.

Other FFA events:


4          District Shop Skills- Redmond@9

14        Sheep weigh ins- 11-12am

14-23   WLC


1          District Livestock Judging Contest- Redmond@4pm

25        State Tractor Driving

26        State Livestock Judging CDE

29        Lake County Fair


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