Summer + Fun = 4-H Summer Fun!

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As students are saying good-byes to teachers and classrooms for a few months, I say “Hello!” to 4-H Summer Fun. With several 4-H Summer Fun programs planned, 4-H members, volunteers and staff are gearing up for a busy, educational and, most importantly, fun summer! One goal of 4-H summer programming is to keep learning going through the summer months. Each camp includes activities to engage students in math, reading and social skills.

This summer, classes and camps have been filling up extremely fast. Classes will kick off with Cloverbud Week for our youngest kids ages 5-9 years old. Cloverbud Week is a new addition to Summer Fun this year. Campers will paint with the talented, Susan Perkins, play at Discovery Place, learn about agriculture, science and recycling. Not to mention learning about all the wonderful opportunities 4-H has all year round! There are currently only 5 spots remaining for Cloverbud Week.

For the youth interested in food and nutrition, we will be hosting Farm to Fork camp again this year and finishing with the exciting team competition, “Food Challenge”. Farm to Fork is for youth ages 9-18 and is packed with field trips and hands on cooking. Youth will learn about reading and preparing recipes, preparing nutritious snacks and meals, food safety and proper food temperatures. In addition, youth will prepare lunch each day and use all of these skills to work on a team and prepare a dish with mystery ingredients. There are still 8 spots available for this camp.

Students who love science, will love Weird Science day camp. Through fun projects and team work, youth will learn about planets, oceans, kitchen science, plants, animals, and gross science. This camp is great for boys and girls who like to experiment and investigate to learn more about a particular topic. Weird Science is open to youth ages 10-18 and still has plenty of spaces available!

Back by popular demand is Stich It! Beginners Sewing Camp. Mrs. Valeria Lunceford will be back teaching beginning basics of sewing. Youth will make a purse out of old blue jeans, personalized pillow cases and work on other projects as time allows. Sewing is a great way for youth to experience a sense of accomplishment associated with completing a project. Stitch It! is filling up quickly for youth ages 10-18, with only 9 spots remaining.

Would you like to sign your child up for 4-H Summer Fun or learn more about classes? Give us a call at 910-997-8255 or email We would love to have your child here with us! You can also look at pictures from last year’s Summer Fun program on our Facebook Page, RichmondCounty4H.

Summer Fun classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis and no refunds are issued unless there is a schedule change.

It is not necessary to be a member of 4-H to participate in 4-H Summer Fun, but did you know that joining 4-H is FREE! Being a 4-H member is a great way to find out what’s happening first with our monthly newsletter. Come see us for more information.

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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
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
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