Fun in the Sun With 4-H Summer Camps

— Written By Alyson Hoffman and last updated by

As the frost is clearing from the yards, all I can think about is how ready I am for summertime. Richmond County 4-H has so many great opportunities during the summer months! In North Carolina, summertime means camping, swimming, horseback riding, hiking and so many more outdoor activities.

If you are wondering what your children will be doing this summer, how about giving 4-H Summer Fun a try?

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! There is overnight camping, day camping, citizenship, public speaking, nutrition education, sewing and much, much more.

To participate in 4-H Summer Fun, youth do not have to be actively enrolled 4-H members. 4-H Summer Fun is open to all Richmond County youth ages 5-18 depending on the camp.

During the 2016 4-H Summer Fun, many day and overnight camps will be offered. Local day camps start at $50 per week and children should wear comfortable clothing for lots of movement and getting dirty. Day campers are provided snacks, water and juice daily, but will require a bagged lunch most days.

Overnight camps go up to $275 per week which includes transportation to and from camp, meals, lodging, $15 to spend in the camp store and a camp T-shirt.

Richmond County 4-H Summer Fun also offers scholarships for camps to students who may not be able to participate otherwise. When applying for scholarships, students will be asked to write a short essay on why they would like to attend the chosen camp and why they are interested in 4-H.

Richmond County 4-H is generously supported by the United Way of Richmond County, North Carolina Farm Bureau and private citizens who know the impact of 4-H.

Camp registration will begin April 18 and spots fill up quickly! All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Rarely do camps get cancelled or changed, but parents will be notified with any changes as soon as they occur. Field trips associated with day camps can be changed or canceled due to inclement weather.

Would you like to know more about 4-H Summer Fun? Call 910-997-8257 or email to be added to our 4-H Summer Fun mailing list.

As a part of the mailing list, you will receive the most current camp, scholarships and registration information. We look forward to having fun with YOU this summer!

Alyson Hoffman is the 4-H & Youth Development agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Richmond County. You may contact Alyson at, at 910.997.8255 or visit her at 123 Caroline Street, Ste 100 in Rockingham.

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Photo of Alyson Hoffman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyson HoffmanExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 997-8255 (Office) alyson_hoffman@ncsu.eduRichmond County, North Carolina
Updated on Jan 21, 2016
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