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.
Upcoming Opportunities for Youth
Camden County 4-H Open House
Camden County 4-H is having a Family Fall Open House at the Senior Center! This is a great opportunity for everyone in Camden County, regardless of if you have participated in 4-H before or not. We’ll have interactive information on opportunities in 4-H, games, and food for the whole family. Please RSVP
so we know how much pizza to get. We look forward to seeing you there! This event has been rescheduled to September 19th from 6-7:30 p.m.!
A Very Wormy Storytime
Head out to the Camden County Library on October 4th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. with Camden County 4-H as we join the Library’s Big Kids Storytime all about worms! We’ll read about worms and then make our own worm farms to take home. Worms are so valuable to our earth and are great decomposers so come learn all about them and then dig your hands in! Bring a tupperware box that you cannot see through so we can make their home. This program is designed for 4-8 years old but older youth are encouraged to come as well.
Camden 4-Hers Get Creative Contest
For National 4-H Week, October 7th – 13th, we are getting creative. Youth of all ages should submit their paintings, drawings, poems, photos or any other creative form that is inspired by “Growing 4-H in Camden County”. Get creative and imagine outside of the box, think about the different parts of the phrase including growing and Camden County. Youth can also download the coloring sheet below to creatively color and submit. All of the art will be displayed in the office and on our Facebook page. Youth will be randomly selected to win 4-H swag! All entries should be emailed (email@example.com) or dropped off in the office by October 8th.
Sleeping with the Sharks
Join Camden 4-H and Dare 4-H for an overnight adventure in the aquarium on October 20th and 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. with youth ages 8-12! We’ll explore the aquarium, participate in hands-on activities and sleep under the shark tank. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. Teen volunteers and an adult chaperone are requested. Registration cost is $60 for youth and $45 for teen volunteers. Registration available here.
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. Registration available here soon.
Youth ages 8-12 will try their hand at robotics with lego robotics in the Conference Room at the Camden County Library. 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. Registration available here soon.
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. Registration available here soon.
Camden County currently has one 4-H Club, Camden County 4-H Shooting Sports
, for ages 9-18. The practice twice a week, 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. Call the office (252-331-7630) or email (Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
) to join.
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
Sign-up for Camden County 4-H monthly updates by sending your name and email to Ali_Huber@ncsu.edu
with the subject: Camden County 4-H monthly updates.
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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