Camden Extension Connections: March 2024

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Youth Learn How to Make Healthy Treats & Kitchen Skills

Fruit Skewers being prepared.

N.C. Cooperative Extension in partnership with Camden’s County Public library has been providing monthly youth cooking programs. Each month participants learn how to make a delicious and healthy treat while learning a cooking skills that can be applied at home. This month we made rainbow fruit skewers while we demonstrated our knife skills.

Upcoming Events

Camp Cale Day

Date: April 2, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. – 3PMLocation: Camp Cale, Hertford, NC

Ages: 8 – 16 (Students will be divided into older and younger groups upon arrival)

Number of Spots: 30

Cost: Free (lunch provided; however, your child may bring their own if you prefer)

Camp Cale Fun Day will be an opportunity to enjoy the camp experience by participating in activities such as fishing, low ropes, and archery! Reserve your spot today!

Family Fun BINGO Night

Bing cards

The Camden County 4-H Foundation is hosting a Family Fun BINGO Night to help raise funds for Camden 4-H programs. April 12th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Camden County Public Library. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $10/pack of cards. Snacks and drinks will be sold as well. Cash or check will be accepted.

Northeast District 4-H Activity Day

Share a topic you are passionate about at the Northeast 4-H District Activity Day! District Activity Day is an annual public speaking competition. There will be a County Activity Day to practice your presentation. Call Ms. Marcia for more information.

SPIN Clubs

A 4-H SPIN club is a short commitment with a lasting impact! SPIN Clubs require 6 hours of instruction from our volunteers, so you can do 3 weeks at 2 hours per week, 6 weeks at 1 hour per week or stretch it out at once per month for 6 months. Do you possess a special skill that you would like pass on to our youth? Start a SPIN Club today. Contact Marcia Berry for more information.

2024 Chowan County Regional Fair Giant Pumpkin Contest

This contest is open to 4-H youth (ages 8-18) that reside in Northeastern North Carolina. Seed packets will be provided for each youth participant. Youth must keep a record of the project from soil preparation through harvest. A record book will be provided. It will be the responsibility of the youth and their parent/guardian to get the pumpkin to the fairgrounds for weigh-in. Date is to be determined.
Cash and trophy prizes will be awarded for the largest pumpkin and best record book. Register Online:

Kitchen Tech Series

Kitchen Tech Series, Slow Cookers, April 24th.There are tons of kitchen tools available to the home cook; however, some of the tools can be overwhelming. Even seasoned cooks can be unsure of how to get the most out of their kitchen appliances. N.C. Cooperative Extension has classes to help! For more information and to register visit:

More In My Basket

More In My Basket
Helping senior citizens make more out of their dollars is the goal of our More In My Basket program. The next food demonstration will be on April 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Camden County Center for Active Adults. Please call our office (252.331.7630) for more details.