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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.

Keeping Youth Engaged

We know it’s been trying times adjusting to distance learning and social distancing. We are doing our part here …

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March 2020 4-H Newsletter

***Please note that the March 4-H Youth Explore scheduled for March 31st, is being postponed, in accordance with social …

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February 2020 4-H Newsletter

Please check out our latest 4-H Newsletter for Camden County! It is full of important information and upcoming events …

January 2020 4-H Newsletter

Please find our latest Camden County 4-H Newsletter, packed FULL of upcoming events and information. January 2020 4-H …

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Camden Welcomes New 4-H Agent

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Camden County is proud to introduce Tyrone Dillard as the newest member of their staff. …

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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. …

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 …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

3/12/20
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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19

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 …