4-H Overnight Summer Camp – Now Registering
4-H Camp Registration Accepted – Registration is now being accepted for 4-H Summer Camp. Catawba County will be attending Millstone 4-H Center the week of August 2–7, 2020. Millstone 4-H Camp is located in the sandhills region in Ellerbe, NC. The camp program features traditional summer camp activities, along with a high quality shooting sports program which is a unique feature to this 4-H camp. Millstone is home to N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports training and the 4-H Shooting Sports state tournament. Some of the camp activities for the week will include swimming, nature activities, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, and more.
Older campers, who are ages 12-14 may participate in the Adventurers program at camp, which includes some traditional camp activities along with a focus on outdoor living skills. This group of campers will participate in a high ropes course that fosters team building, communication, and leadership skills. Youth ages 15-18 may apply to be a camp LIT or Leader-in-Training, and work alongside supervising camp counselors.
The cost for camp is $435 and includes round-trip transportation from Newton, all camp activities, insurance, camp store money, and t-shirt. A $200 deposit is due at the time of registration with the remaining balance due by July 1. Some scholarships are available based on financial need and provided by Hickory Kiwanis Club and Nolley 4-H Endowment. Contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center for a scholarship application and information. Scholarship applications are due March 15. 4-H membership is not required to attend or apply for scholarships.
In addition to Jr. 4-H camp, Millstone offers the following specialty camps during selected weeks of the summer: Fur, Fish, and Game Camp, Shooting Sports Camp, Boating Camp, Cloverbud Camp for younger campers, and Horsemanship Camp. Additional camp information and registration for the specialty camps is located on the camp website. Millstone 4-H Camp is one of three N.C. 4-H camps. Camps are located in different regions of NC and the camps each offer special programs based on regional themes or facilities. N.C. 4-H camps have been accredited by the American Camping Association, which means they meet certain standards for programming, safety, camper-to-staff ratio, and other criteria.
For more information about camp, request a registration or scholarship form, contact Donna Mull, 4-H Agent, at 465-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is May 1 with spaces filled on a first-come basis and early registration advised. 4-H is the youth component of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.