4-H camp registration opens April 13

 

Staff report

Richmond County 4-H Summer Fun consists of a series of educational activities designed to make the most of summer vacation by encouraging youth to learn with productive activities that are fun. 4-H Summer Fun is open to youth regardless of prior 4-H participation. 4-H membership is not required. Call 910-997-8255 for more information on individual programs.

To enroll in any 4-H Summer Fun program or class, a registration form must be completed, along with an enrollment form and a notarized medical release form.

700_000026_001Registration will begin April 13 and will remain open so long as space is available in each program or class. Some activities have registration deadlines. To register, bring all completed forms with payment to the Extension Office at 123 Caroline St. in Rockingham. All few are non-refundable unless the program or class is canceled by the Extension Office. Registration forms will not be accepted without payment.

Programs include:

4-H Citizenship Focus

$265 (scholarships available). For ages 13 to 18 from June 15 to June 17. Deadline to register is Friday, May 1. Youth from across the state gather to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands-on experiences about the different levels and branches of government. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates will learn and share information relate to local, state and national government as well as participate in a budget simulation sessions and learn how to be active in the area of citizenship.

Millstone 4-H Camp

$275. 10 spaces available. For ages 8 to 14 from June 21 to June 26. Deadline to register is Friday, June 5.

Camp is a gift that helps shape a child’s decision-making skills, team-working ability and self-esteem. It is a gift that will give back for a lifetime. Camp offers friends for a lifetime, adventures in a safe, nurturing environment, unforgettable activities like canoeing, archery, rock wall climbing, swimming and ropes courses.

The cost of camp includes transportation to and from camp, meals, rooming, $15 to spend at the camp store and a camp T-shirt.

Farm-Tastic Acres of Fun

$50. For ages 10 to 18 from July 6 to July 10. Thirteen spots available.

This week-long event is more than just learning about plants and animals. Participants will tour local working farms, see first-hand how agriculture is an economic powerhouse and get hands-on experience in the science and engineering world of agriculture. Participates will visit NC State University, with an opportunity to explore higher education opportunities. Youth participants will experience and learn about where their food comes from and why it is important to maintain agriculture in today’s society.

Day Camp at Millstone 4-H Camp

$100. For ages 9 to 12 from July 13 to July 17, 25 spaces available.

Day Camp at Millstone offers  Camp offers friends for a lifetime, adventures in a safe, nurturing environment, unforgettable activities like canoeing, archery, rock wall climbing, swimming and ropes courses — all without the overnight stay.

The cost of camp includes transportation to and from camp, snacks and a hot lunch each day.

NC 4-H Congress

$175, for ages 13 to 18 from July 18 to July 21 in Raleigh, 10 spaces available. Deadline to register is Monday, June 15.

NC 4-H Congress is an annual educational event sponsored by the 4-H Youth Development Department at N.C. State University and planned by the State 4-H Council. The Congress will be attended by approximately 800 youth ranging in age from 13 to 18 and representing very county in NC. Participants will experience leadership workshops, recreational activities and make friends for a lifetime.

Betsy-Jeff Penn Camp

$275, ages 8 to 14 from July 13 to July 18, 10 spots available.

Cloverbud Camp at Millstone

$100, for ages 5 to 8 from July 29 to July 31, 20 spots available.

This two-night (three-day) camp is held to give Cloverbud-aged youth an opportunity to experience camp while not having to spend an entire week away from home. Youth will check-in, do field activities, have supper, play games, enjoy a Luau and a campfire. Meals and snacks are included. Participants will arrive at Millstone at 2 p.m. Sunday and be picked up from the camp at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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