4-H Summer Fun Registration Opens April 13

— Written By Laura Grier and last updated by

Summer is just around the corner. Now is the time to start planning activities that will keep your child learning and off the couch. 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.

To enroll in any 4-H Summer Fun Program/Class you must fill out a registration form, a 4-H Enrollment form, and a notarized 4-H Medical Release Form. You should also review the 4-H Code of Conduct with your child(ren) so they can be aware of the behavior guidelines. These forms may be obtained from the Richmond County Cooperative Extension Office by calling 910-997-8255 during normal business hours; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Registration will begin April 13, 2015. We will accept registrations as long as space is available. Please note that there are some registration deadlines. To register, bring ALL COMPLETED FORMS with payment to the Extension Office at 123 Caroline Street in Rockingham. Payment for programs will be required at the time of registration and can be paid with cash (correct change), money order, or (preferably) check (made payable to Richmond County 4-H). Payment must be made in full for all day camp events at the time of registration. For residential camp and Congress, payments may be made in installments as determined by the 4-H Agent.

ALL CLASSES ARE OFFERED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS

No refunds will be given for Summer Fun programs except in the event of a cancellation by our office. Weekly fees are nonnegotiable. We cannot prorate the weekly fees if you cannot attend all scheduled days. Please note that weekly tours and agendas may be subject to change.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Laura Grier at 910.997.8255, no later than five business days before the event.

Youth should wear clothing that is comfortable for lots of movement and can get dirty! Youth should also bring sunscreen for outside activities.

Snacks and juice/bottled water will be provided for all programs. Please note the days that require a packed bag lunch and those that do not. Please note any special dietary needs on your medical form.

We anticipate having a wonderful educational experience this summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Richmond County Cooperative Extension Office at 910.997.8255 or laura_grier@ncsu.edu.

Richmond County 4-H Summer Fun Opportunities

4-H Citizenship Focus

$265 (scholarships available)

Ages: 13-18

June 15-17

2 spaces available

Deadline to register: Friday, May 1, 2015

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 related to local, state and national government as well as participate in a budget simulation session and learn how to be active in the area of citizenship.

Millstone 4-H Camp

$275

Ages: 8-14

June 21-26

10 spaces available

Deadline to register: Friday, June 5, 2013

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. For campers involved in the Trekker Program (13 and 14 years of age) the cost will be $290.

Application and registration are required.

FARM-tastic Acres of Fun

$50

Ages 10-18

July 6-10; Monday-Thursday 9 am-3 pm / Friday 8 am-5 pm

13 spaces available (bagged lunch required Monday-Thursday; lunch provided Friday)

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. Participants will visit NC State University, with 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

Ages 9-12

July 13-17

25 spaces available

Day Camp at Millstone offers friends for a lifetime, adventures in a safe nurturing environment, unforgettable activities like canoeing, archery, rock wall climbing, swimming and ropes courses without the overnight stay. The cost of camp includes transportation to and from camp, snacks, and a hot lunch each day. Transportation will depart from the Extension Office at 8:15 am and return to the office at 4:30 pm. Participants are to bring a swimsuit, towel, water shoes, tennis shoes, and sunscreen.

NC 4-H Congress

$175

Ages: 13-18

July 18-21

Raleigh, NC

10 spaces available

Deadline to register: Monday, June 15, 2015

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 youths ranging in age from 13 to 18 and representing every county in North Carolina. Participants will experience leadership workshops, recreational activities, and make friends for a lifetime.

Betsy-Jeff Penn Camp

$275

Ages: 8-14

July 26-31

10 spaces available

Deadline to register: Friday, June 27, 2013

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 horseback riding, 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. For campers involved in the Trekker Program (13 and 14 years of age) the cost will be $290.

Application and registration are required.

Cloverbud Camp at Millstone

$100

Ages: 5-8

July 29-31

20 spaces available

This two night (three day) camp is held to give Cloverbud aged youth (5-8 years of age) 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 in cost. Participants will arrive at Millstone at 2 pm Wednesday and be picked up from the camp at 2 pm on Friday.

Written By

Photo of Laura GrierLaura GrierExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 997-8255 (Office) laura_grier@ncsu.eduRichmond County, North Carolina
Updated on Apr 13, 2015
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