4-H is the largest national youth organization in the United States and in North Carolina it functions locally. Camden County 4-H has lots of ways to get involved for youth and adults! Camden County 4-H provides opportunities through clubs, project records, school enrichment, summer camps and workshops. This graphic
shows all the ways to get involved. Learn more below to find out what best fits your needs. Feel free to call (252-331-7630) or email (Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
) with any questions, comments or concerns. Sign-up for Camden County 4-H monthly updates!
Upcoming Opportunities for Youth
Explore engineering on November 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for an evening with several hands-on explorations where youth, ages 10-16, will get to design and build in several different engineering fields in the Camden Senior Center. They’ll try new things as they attempt to build structures, design filters, and create circuits. Registration cost is $8. Engineering Evening registration.
Building a Can Lamp with Currituck County 4-H
Camden County 4-H is heading over to Currituck and joining Currituck County 4-H on this great workshop. This workshop is designed to give youth an opportunity to learn hands on how to wire a lamp. Bring a 12 ounce soda can of their choice to make your lamp, all other supplies and tools will be provided. There is a $10 fee to participate in this workshop, and you must complete the pre registration process. The deadline to register for this workshop is November 21, 2018. This workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth will need to bring a bag lunch to this workshop. Building a Can Lamp Registration.
Youth ages 8-12 will try their hand at robotics with lego robotics in the Conference Room at the Camden County Library on November 27th. Build and program a robot to complete tasks in this friendly, supportive environment! No prior experience needed. Dinner will be provided. Teen volunteers welcome! Registration cost is $5. Robotics Night registration.
4-H Livestock Information Night
Interested in raising livestock for the annual Albemarle Area 4-H Livestock Show and Sale but have some questions? Come out and learn about raising and showing livestock for the show and how to complete your project record book on November 29th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Camden County Library. You will also learn about resources in the area. Be sure to bring your questions! All ages and families welcome!
Cloverbud: Robots and Holiday Cookies
Have fun before the holidays and bring your youth, ages 5-8, to explore Dash and Dot robots on December 13th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. We’ll learn some basic programming with these cute robots. Plus we’ll decorate some cookies! Enjoy a sweet treat and have a fun and exciting evening with your youth! Registration cost is $5. Cloverbud: Robots and Holiday Cookies registration.
Camden County currently has several 4-H Clubs to choose from! Call the office (252-331-7630) or email (Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
) to join or get more information.
Camden County 4-H Shooting Sports is for ages 9-18. They practice twice a month, have educational meetings once every two months and compete in the Eastern District 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament. Youth are welcome to join throughout the year.
Camden County 4-H Cloverbuds is largely for youth ages 5-8 though older youth are welcome to join! They meet twice a month and focus on different projects and hands-on activities based on the youth’s interest.
Reaching for the Stars 4-H Club is a 4-H community club for youth 8 and up. They focus on a variety of projects based on youth’s interest and complete projects together. They also complete a community service project each year.
Camden Natural Resources Conservation Club is for middle and high school age youth where they will explore hands-on learning around natural resource conservation and compete in regional, state and national Envirothon competitions.
We welcome the opportunity for additional clubs within Camden County! A club requires at least 5 youth from 3 different families and a caring adult volunteer and can cover a wide range of topics such as science, livestock, horses, service projects, robotics, art, etc. If you are interested in starting a club as youth or as a volunteer give us call (252-3311-7630) or email (Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
) and we can get started! Check out this flyer for information on how to start a club.
Interested or passionate in a topic and want to explore it more? Project records might be a great fit for you. Project records can be done in conjunction with a club or event but can also be done independently and covers just about every topic you can imagine. You can design a project, be connected with research, materials and experts through your 4-H agent and have your project judged at the local, state and even national level for prizes. Give us call (252-3311-7630) or email (Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
) and we can get started!
Another great opportunity within project records is raising and showing livestock in the Albemarle Area Livestock Show in April. Youth ages 5-19 can participate.
Camden County 4-H is committed to working closely with Camden County Public Schools and home schools within the county to provide 4-H school enrichment through hands-on learning such as embryology and butterfly life cycles. If you are a teacher, school official, home school teacher or interested in knowing what school enrichment is happening in Camden County give us call (252-3311-7630) or email (Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
Camden County 4-H could not exist without our wonderful team of volunteers! We are always looking for more caring and supportive adults to volunteer in our youth programs with clubs, workshops, planning, school enrichment and more. If you are interested give us call (252-3311-7630) or email (Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
) and we can find the right fit for you.
Enroll in 4-H
Registration is free and allows you to participate in all of these great experiences! Youth and volunteers register online
For more information and for accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Camden Extension Center at 252-331-7630 or email Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
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