4-H Camp – *Great Christmas Gift*

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4-H Summer Camp – Has your child or grandchild expressed interest in attending summer camp before? Do you need some ideas for a Christmas Kids shooting bowspresent this year? 4-H Summer Camp could just be the thing that you are looking for! Giving the gift of attending summer camp could bring so much joy to a child! If you register a child to attend 4-H Summer Camp with Catawba County 4-H before December 15, 2021, we will provide you with a Christmas Package to give to them on Christmas morning that includes a Summer Camp gift certificate, a Camp t-shirt, and more!

Catawba County 4-H will be camping at the Eastern 4-H Center (Columbia, NC) from July 31–August 5, 2022. The camp is located on the waterfront of the Albemarle Sound and Bulls Bay. Youth will participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, shooting sports, ropes courses, and arts and crafts, as well as coastal ecology and crabbing which are exclusively offered at the Eastern 4-H Center. Summer Camps offer youth the ability to create everlasting memories and friendships while building skills such as teamwork, social skills, and character development to become more successful in life.

Camp is for children ages 8-14. It is not necessary to be a 4-H member to attend camp. Teens who are 15-18 years of age may apply to be a Leader-in-Training and work alongside a summer camp counselor. The cost to attend Summer Camp at the Eastern 4-H Center is $600. This includes all camp fees, t-shirt, store money, transportation, and insurance. A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration and the remaining balance can be paid in increments, with final payments due by June 1, 2022. A limited number of scholarships may also be available, depending on fund availability.

If families wish to send a child to 4-H camp, but they are unable to attend withBoy holding crab Catawba County, you may also select the camp and week of choice and register independently through the NC 4-H website. Other NC 4-H camps include Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbee and Betsy-Jeff Penn located in Reidsville. In addition to the traditional camp week, NC 4-H also offers a variety of specialty camps including Camp Canvasback, Target Sports, Horsemanship Camp, Shooting Sports Camp, Cloverbud Camp, and the ever-popular Fur, Fish, and Game Rendezvous.

Catawba County 4-H is also seeking sponsors to provide camp scholarships for children who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend camp. If you wish to sponsor a child to attend camp, contact N.C. Cooperative Extension of Catawba County.

For more information, contact Donna Mull or Adreanna White at N.C. Cooperative Extension in Catawba County at 828-465-8240 or email donna_mull@ncsu.edu. Families can request a paper registration form or register online!

All NC 4-H camps are accredited by the American Camping Association indicating the camp has met certain safety, programming, and fiscal management standards. 4-H is the youth development program offered through Cooperative Extension. For more information about summer camps or other 4-H opportunities contact the Catawba County office.