Dominion Energy Sponsorship for Camden County 4-H Campers

— Written By Ali Huber

Camden County 4-H is delighted to thank Dominion Energy for their sponsorship of Camden County youth who attended State 4-H Camp last week! Their financial support granted the families of 9 youth the ability to afford a week of overnight camp at the Eastern 4-H Center.

Overnight camp provides an excellent experience for youth to foster their independence and resilience as they create friendships and participate in programs away from their home.

The camp experience has also been shown to help build youths’ self-esteem as they explore their own talents and interests. They learn about problem-solving and vital social skills as they spend a full week of camp with youth their own age (ACA, 2018).

Image of campersOne additional thought on this from our 4-H State Program Leader, Dr. Mike Yoder: “Never underestimate the impact a week away from home, in which you learn to deal with homesickness, have your first dance and perhaps experience the thrill and challenge of a high-ropes course for the first time.”

Camden County youth enjoyed a week of developing independence, making friends and exploring the great outdoors without technology. The youth canoed, climbed rock walls, shot archery, went crabbing, explored marshes, completed crafts, and much more!

Thank you for the support of this vitally important youth experience!

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For more information and for accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Camden County Center at 252-331-7630, or email Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu no later than ten business days before the event.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, family and marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual identity, genetic information or disability. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.