JACKSON’S MILL – More 4-H participants around the state will be able to attend state camps this year, thanks to a national grant.

The National 4-H Council has provided $35,000 to allow teens and young adults to attend the Older Members Conference at Jackson’s Mill in June.

Extension agents said the OMC is an opportunity for 4-Hers from 14 to 21 to build leadership skills to use as they grow into adulthood.

“This year, we’re having a discussion on mindfulness and mental health, so they’re getting to talk about current issues, and build connections across the state to really build a network of support and opportunities that they might not get at a smaller level, at the county level,” said Extension Agent Megan Midcap.

Campers attending through the grant will also receive a toiletry bag at camp.