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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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District Activity Day Success!

Public speaking can be difficult for many but is invaluable to success in school and later in many careers. …

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Let's Get Cooking!

Let’s get youth cooking! We have an exciting program for any youth in the community to participate in this …

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Camden County Story Collection

Let’s Get Published! Imagine your stories, poems or comics printed in a book that members around our community can …

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4-H Has Heart

Empathy. Concern for Others. Sharing. Nurturing Relationships. These are all qualities that we hope our youth learn throughout their …

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Let's Get Presenting!

Public speaking is a skill that will benefit all youth throughout their time in school and into their careers. …

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Learning to Try Again

“I give up!” A phrase said and often shouted by frustrated youth as they try something new which they …

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Mandatory Livestock Meeting

Mark your calendars, the Camden Mandatory Livestock Meeting for the 2019 Albemarle Area 4-H Livestock Show and Sale is …

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4-H Project Record Night

Let’s celebrate and reflect on all of the activities your youth completed in 4-H this year with our 4-H …

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4-H Youth Explore Night

We have exciting new programs planned for the new year, including our new monthly 4-H Youth Explore Nights! Our …

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2019 State 4-H Camp

Camden County 4-H is heading to the Eastern 4-H Center for a full week of overnight camp on June …

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Cloverbud: Robots & Cookies

Have fun before the holiday and bring your youth to explore robotics and decorate cookies! Cloverbuds, ages 5-8, and …

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4-H Livestock Info Night

Are you interested in raising livestock for the annual Albemarle Area 4-H Livestock Show and Sale, but have some …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …

Hunting and Fishing Sportsmanship

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains basic rules for being a good sportsman …

Wild Game: From Field to Table

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to properly handle, store, dress and …

Urban Wildlife: Our Animal Neighbors

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to observe urban wildlife, record information …

Talking Turkey

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains how to recognize and record wild turkey …