Van Buren Voyagers is a 4-H project club located in Van Buren County, Michigan. It is open to all youth and leaders interested in joining the 4-H program and working with youth in the great out-of-doors. Prior to 2014, the 4-H projects of Shooting Sports, Project F.I.S.H., and Outdoor Adventure Challenge were housed in different 4-H clubs throughout Van Buren County. In an effort to bring together like-minded people, conserve resources, and expand project opportunities, all of these activities were joined together in the Van Buren Voyagers Club in March, 2014. This is the first outdoor project club of this kind known to exist in Michigan or national 4-H. The Voyagers motto is “No Child Left Inside”.
The program includes shooting sports (air rifle, shotgun, muzzeloader, .22 rifle, and archery), fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling, backpacking, and winter camping. The Club has a conservation focus, hosting guest speakers and caring for the community through service.
Funds raised as a community partner will support 4-H activities, Project F.I.S.H., youth scholarships, and the Van Buren County Youth Fair.
For more information about joining any 4-H group visit http://4h.msue.msu.edu/4h/join.