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Camden County Youth Services

At N.C. Cooperative Extension- Camden Center we look forward to meeting the needs of local youth, their families and schools. Our goal is to shape the youth of today for the future to become model adult citizens in our community.

All of the programs offered are focused on youth development, building skills, and positive youth experiences through hands-on learning and activities to meet the needs of youth community members.

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Current Programs Offered Through

Camden County Youth Services:


(Fostering Originality Character Understanding and Success)

FOCUS is an interpersonal skill building program that encourages students in 1st-12th grade to reach their full potential by offering a variety of hands on learning experiences utilizing research-based curriculum to help them succeed in school and life. Students will learn social skills such as conflict resolution, coping skills, goal setting and other life skills which will help students build leadership skills and have positive interactions with others. Youth meet weekly during school hours in age-appropriate groups. Parents/guardians interested in getting their youth involved can call the office at 252-331-7630 or sign up online at and check FOCUS as the club name.

Camp B.L.U.E.

(Building Leaders and Urging Excellence)

Camp B.L.U.E. is a summer day camp program for youth providing hands-on educational activities, life skill development and social skill building lessons in a safe, supervised environment during a portion of the summer months during school vacation. Camp staff and local public safety departments provide participants with opportunities for pro-social involvement and mentoring. Parents interested in getting their youth involved can call the office at 252-331-7630.

Teen Court

Teen Court is an engaging program where teen volunteers get to learn about and have hands-on learning experience with the court system. Youth will plead their cases before a jury of trained peers volunteers who can provide a constructive sentence. For more information contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Camden Center at (252) 331-7630.

Community Service

Community Service provides youth offenders with positive consequences to negative behavior based on Teen Court ordered requirements thus holding them accountable for their actions. Victim restitution and community service is an effective program for reducing recidivism.

JCPC- Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) in conjunction with Department of Juvenile Justice is committed to the prevention and reduction of youth misconduct by effectively intervening and educating youth in order to support families, increase public safety, and strengthen the community. We are focused on positive youth development and building strong character within our community youth.