New and different 4-H activities this summer

Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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By Lauren Nelson

4-H Agent

Tyrrell Cooperative Extension

On June 22 we will kick off a week-long experiential event that will use technology to bring us together and connect us with the outdoors.

The NC 4-H Summer CAMP OUT! is a free virtual camping experience that will feature some of your favorite 4-H camping traditions like a dance party, slide show, trivia night, Arts & Crafts, and a virtual campfire.

Families will have an a la carte menu of organized camp activities to choose from so you can invest as much or as little screen time as you want.

The week’s activities will culminate in a Friday-night backyard (or living room) CAMP OUT complete with some of your favorite camp songs, skits, and s’mores.

This isn’t traditional 4-H summer camp, but it is a completely new experience that will keep us all grounded in the essential elements of camp. We will still make memories that will last a lifetime. This time however, those memories will come from connecting with friends new and old online, finding nature in your very own backyard, and joining hands with your family around the campfire.

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Summer Fun Kits

Well, our Summer is going to look very different this year. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer our usually face-to-face day camps and overnight camps; but we are still here for you!

We will be offering a new themed kit every week over the summer. Each kit will be packed with just about everything you need to complete 3-4 activities based on that week’s theme. Some weeks will build off each other while others are just for fun. We’ll have a great mix of indoor and outdoor activities geared toward 5-12 year olds.

Each kit will be $10 or you can subscribe to 4 for $35 or all 8 for $65. Instructions will be included in each kit and may involve video tutorials.

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4-H Virtual Summer Programs

These are virtual programs put on by the state 4-H Staff. You will need to register for these events individually.

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