Hyde County 4-H day camps heat up

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Hyde County Cooperative Extension office is offering day camps throughout the summer as a part of the county 4-H program.

Beginning in June, the Hyde County 4-H program has hosted four day camps per month. Each camp focuses on a different subject and most are open to children ages 5 to 18. Five programs remain for the summer, including two in July and three in August. These day camps are held every Wednesday, with the next available camp being on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The next camp will focus on outdoor grilling and will be $30 per participant. Children ages 12 and up are encouraged to bring an adult to accompany them to this event. The final event in July is on July 28 and will focus on everything ‘adulting’, from saving money to planting vegetables and fruits, to sewing buttons, tying ties and basic first aid. This camp will be held virtually and is $20 per participant. 

A canine camp will kick off the month of August on August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $20 per participant. Children ages 5-18 are encouraged to bring their dogs and join law enforcement officers for a session in pet obedience, challenge course training and cool tricks. For participants under 13 years old, adults familiar with the dog must also attend. The final virtual camp will be on August 10 and will focus on the world of science and technology for $25 per participant. The last event of the summer will be on August 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be spent kayaking and fishing at Lake Mattamuskeet for $15 per participant. 

In addition to these set courses, the 4-H program will also feature in-person and virtual activities such as congress, district activity day, shooting sports including archery, rifle and shotgun, robotics kit rentals and young chef sessions. For information about these programs, contact the Hyde County 4-H agent Lee Brimmage Jr. at lee_brimmage@ncsu.edu

All programs must be registered and paid for in advance. Reservations can be made at the Hyde County Extension office website.