Stokes County 4-H 2021 Summer Fun Camps

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Summer Fun registration is now open! Register in 4-H Online 2.0. If your child is not a 4-H member, please complete a profile, then you may register for our Summer Fun Camps. Summer Fun Camps are listed under the ‘events’ tab on the left in your 4-H Online profile.

I have created a nice video of how to complete registration through your 4-H Online profile.


Join us for our 2021 Summer Fun day camp series where we offer face-to-face opportunities for youth ages 5-18 to actively create lasting summer memories through engaging fun and hands-on activities. Become a Junior Master Gardener®. Make tasty treats at Nutrition in the Kitchen. Become familiar with tree identification in Forestry for Beginners. Learn more about lambs and goats. There is something for everybody!

Stay updated on camp availability by visiting this website. You may also contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County office at 336-593-8179.

*Youth who are 5 years old must have completed Kindergarten or Pre-school.

Junior Master Gardener® Camp (June 8–10) – Youth ages 5-18

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty in the garden? Do you want to learn more about being a gardener? This program will introduce young gardeners to the art and science of gardening, while helping them develop life skills to become good citizens in their communities, schools, and families. Join us on June 8, 9, and 10 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County office. Please bring your own lunch and something to drink. Youth ages 5-18 are welcome to attend this camp.

Nutrition in the Kitchen Camp (June 14–16)- Youth ages 5-18

Do you love being in the kitchen and cooking your favorite snacks or meals? This 4-H camp will be just for you! Nutrition in the Kitchen will teach youth food and kitchen safety, and a number of recipes that they will be able to do on their own at home. Youth will gain cooking skills from their experience of being in the kitchen at this camp. Join us on June 14, 15, and 16 from 9 a.m.2 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County office. Please bring your own lunch and something to drink. Youth ages 5-18 are welcome to attend this camp.

Forestry for Beginners (June 29)- Youth ages 5-18

There are trees all around us, but do you know what type of trees they are? The Stokes County Forest Service will teach us how to identify trees, identify the different parts of a tree, and the function of each part. Join us on June 29 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County office. Please bring your own lunch and something to drink. Youth ages 5-18 are welcome to attend this camp.

Lamb & Goat Camp (June 30 & July 1)- Youth ages 5-18

*Only register for the day of your age group

Join us to learn all abaaaa-out taking care of sheep and goats! We’ll learn about being safe around animals, what sheep and goats eat, and even showmanship skills! We will end with a mock show for youth to showcase what they’ve learned to their families. (Yes! Youth will be working with live sheep and goats.) June 30 will be for youth ages 8-11 and July 1 will be for youth ages 12-18. Each day will be 8 a.m.–noon for camp and 12:30–1 p.m. for the mock show, with a lunch break in between. Please pay attention to which day you’re signing up for, so you’re attending the correct age group.

Cloverbud Camp (July 6–8)- Youth ages 5-7

This camp is for all the Cloverbuds! If you’re between the ages of 5-7 please join us! Youth will be learning all the basics of 4-H such as cooking, gardening, and animals, just to name a few. Each day we will focus on a different topic and youth will experience hands-on learning activities. Cloverbud Camp will be held July 6, 7, & 8 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County office. Please bring your own lunch and something to drink.

Leatherworking Camp (July 13) – Youth ages 5-18

Would you like to create your own leather artwork? We will be having a leatherworking camp for youth ages 5-18 who would like to learn more about taking a piece of leather and creating their own artwork. You will have the option to make a bracelet, keychain, or bookmark. Leatherworking Camp will be held July 13 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County office. Please bring your own lunch and something to drink.

Moooving Milk from the Farm to Table (July 15)- Youth ages 8-12

How does milk end up on our tables? It doesn’t just come from the grocery store. Come learn about the dairy industry and how milk ‘moooves’ from the farm to the table. We’re going to learn about the importance of nutrition for dairy cows, how to milk a cow, how cheese is made, and virtually tour a dairy farm. This camp will be held July 15 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. and is geared towards youth ages 8-12 years old. Please bring your own lunch and something to drink.

Farm to Fork Camp (August 3-5)- Youth ages 5-18

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you like to cook? Join us for our Farm to Fork Camp! You will learn about the food on your plate and where it comes from. Participants will learn about agriculture, hear from local farmers, and learn to prepare delicious dishes using local ingredients. Join us on August 3, 4, and 5 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County office. This camp is open for youth ages 5-18.

Please read over the Stokes County 4-H Face-to-Face Program Guidelines prior to signing up for 2021 Summer Fun Camps.

The 2021 4-H Summer Fun Camps would not be possible without the support from United Fund of Stokes County.


FAQs:

  1. What is the cost for 4-H Summer Fun Camps? For 2021, each camp is free of charge. We are thankful for United Fund of Stokes County for their support to the 4-H program.
  2. Are parents allowed to stay with their child? We prefer that the child is dropped off and picked up for a couple reasons: We are having to limit our classes due to the Governor’s Executive Orders, so if a parent stays, we have to count them towards those numbers allowed to be there. 4-H is a great opportunity for youth to learn life skills such as, responsibility and social skills, while participating in programs on their own. We will have assistance at each of our summer camps so a child will never be left lost in the dust so to speak.
  3. Why does my child have to have attended Kindergarten to participate in 4-H Summer Fun Camps? Our summer programs follow a schedule much like a school schedule. If a child has attended pre-school or Kindergarten, they will be familiar with being on their own without a parent, being able to do most tasks on their own, and be able to sit through the full length of our program.

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Taylor Furr, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTaylor FurrExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Taylor Email Taylor N.C. Cooperative Extension, Stokes County Center
Posted on Apr 26, 2021
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