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Camp Clover canceled; Murder Mystery Camp still planned

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 9:06 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – The University of Illinois Extension’s annual Camp Clover was canceled for the first time ever this year.

Camp Clover is a hands-on learning summer camp for youth ages 7 to 14 that usually lasts a week.

“It’s the first year we’ve had to cancel it,” Kris Kinsella with the Grundy County extension office said. “It started out as a grant, and we were one of the only offices still offering it, but we didn’t have enough interest.”

Kinsella said only 10 people signed up for this year’s event.

John Davis, extension educator, said kids these days have so many activities to choose from.

“I think people are looking for longer activities, and despite having a lot of cool things to do, our camp is only in the morning,” Davis said.

He said that school getting out for summer break a week late due to snow days may have also affected the number of people who signed up.

The annual Murder Mystery Camp is still on for later this summer.

On Aug. 6, Grundy County’s extension office will host its Murder Mystery Camp where children will get a hands-on look at forensics as they try to solve who killed the victim, “Miss Mannequin.”

The mystery camp is held each year in cooperation with Grundy County Coroner John Callahan at the Grundy County Fairgrounds.

To register for the Murder Mystery Camp, call the Morris office at 815-942-2725.

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