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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

Cover photo for Mandatory Livestock Meeting

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 …

Cover photo for 4-H Youth Explore Night

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 …

Cover photo for 2019 State 4-H Camp

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 …

Cover photo for 4-H Livestock Info Night

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 …

Cover photo for Lego Robotics Night

Lego Robotics Night

Get ready for a jam-packed robotics night! We’ll be using WeDo 2.0 Lego Robotics to learn about building and …

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Engineering Evening

Explore engineering for an evening through several hands-on explorations where youth will get to design and build with Camden …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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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 …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18