August 27th, 2023: Campout At The Pond- FFA Reporter Article


Englewood, Ohio - If you're happy and you know it ‘camp’ your hands! On August 27th and 28th 2023 MVCTC FFA held their annual camp out at the pond. With a total of 72 FFA members, officers, and advisers. Camp out at the pond is a fantastic way to get new and old members involved and get to know their fellow peers.


The night started off between 5 and 7 pm. During this time campers spent their time setting up tents, fishing, and meeting new people. At 7 pm all campers gathered around while the officers led a get to know you game. Then broke into small groups which included water games, hula hoop competition, captains coming, smok, relay race, and word ball. Students then got to enjoy hotdogs, chips and deserts along with smores over the fire.Then members went into 4 different groups to play “Hungry Hungry Hippos” then into 2 separate groups to play an alien game. The night ended with a camp dance and lights out at 11pm.


Bright and early Sunday morning at 6 am, campers were woken up to enjoy breakfast which included fruits, pop tarts, and a bunch of doughnuts. By 7 am members were packing up and heading home. Thank you to all that came, we had a very fun night. We encourage others to come next year! 


The letters “FFA” originally stood for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners, and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture. 


Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. 


FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers, and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too 


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For over 45- years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five countries in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing training for in-demand jobs and college-readiness skills for high school and adult students across Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties.