COVINGTON — Several members of the Covington FFA attended FFA Camp, a week for members of the FFA to get together and make some memories. There were three current members of the Covington FFA Chapter who attended the camp, including Kelsey McReynolds, Jack Shell and Matthew Kuether.
Recent graduates Ben Kuether and Jese Shell also made the voyage to FFA Camp Muskingum located in Carrollton.
“FFA Camp is the most wonderful place to get away. No cell services, no internet, and tons of fun! When you’re at camp, you meet the greatest people and build strong friendships,” Shell said.
Throughout the course of five days, FFA members are given the opportunity to expand their horizons and participate in various activities. Some of these include participating with a sports team, measuring your aim at the shooting ranges, testing gravity on a high ropes course or even something as simple as trying not to tip in a canoe, kayak or on a paddle board.
Ben Kuether said, “Even though I am scared of heights, it was a lot of fun to do the different challenges on the ropes course.”
The Covington FFA members shared how they learned so much about themselves, others, their organization and their country. With the theme being the Olympics, members of the staff incorporated lessons about what the American flag means and what it stands for. Each morning after breakfast and each evening after dinner, two students would raise and lower the flag as a State FFA Officer gave an explanation of the flag. Along with this, each evening before bed, all members, officers, advisors, and staff would meet by Bluegill Rock and listen as the state officers analyze an aspect of FFA.
Another example of different views was that the campers got to experience the guest speakers that came and shared their stories.
For more information about the Covington FFA Chapter, visit www.covington.k12.oh.us