• By April Bowman
  • Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2009

4-H Summer Camp Registration Now Available

It’s time to register for Summer Camp! For about $300 your child or grandchild can experience horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, wildlife, archery, teamwork and more. Traditional camp activities include a talent show, campfire and games and songs. Older youth even get to use a GPS unit, go geocaching, camp-out overnight and experience the high ropes course. The cost also includes a t-shirt, a drink and a snack everyday during break as well as all your food and lodging. There are five 4-H camps located from the mountains to the coast.

The closest camp to Forsyth County is Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center in Reidsville (Rockingham County) and is open year-round to school groups, summer camps and even family reunions. Staff to camper ratios are 1:8 and campers are supervised for a full 24 hours by a minimum of two cabin counselors. In addition, staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution and background checks are performed on all staff.

In addition to our traditional, residential camping program, there are numerous specialty camps available including:

  • Operation Military Kids (ages 5-8) July 12-17
  • Whitewater Adventure (ages 14-17) August 9-14
  • Cloverbud (ages 5-8) August 9-12
  • Horse (ages 9-18; you must take your own horse) June 14-20
  • Project (ages 8-12) July 12-17
  • Target Sports (ages 10-16) June 14-19
  • Fur, Fish and Game (ages 12-15) June 21-26
  • Deaf and Hearing Impaired (ages 8-16) June 21-26

More information and on-line registration is available on the internet at http://www.nc4h.org/centers/index.html. Youth that register with their local 4-H agent receive a discount! To register for any of these camps, please contact Forsyth County 4-H at the Cooperative Extension Center on 1450 Fairchild Road in Winston-Salem or you may contact them at 703-2850 or email them for more information.

Check our website on Friday, May 15th, to view our Summer Adventures schedule which includes over 20 programs for youth ages 5-18. Costs range from $2-25 and programs vary in length from 2.5 – 28 hours.

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