4-H Summer Fun Programs! 2023

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NHC 4-H Summer Fun Programs 2023 Flyer

Summer is coming soon and with it comes New Hanover County’s 4-H Summer Fun Programs! Scroll down to see all that we are offering this summer and keep a look-out for more opportunities and programs to come.

Island and Sound Exploration Flyer

Island and Sound Exploration Summer Fun Program!

The “Island and Sound Exploration” program on July 11th is designed to introduce campers to the coast and its wonders. Marine educators will be aboard to add insight to our discoveries as the campers take part in an array of hands-on experiences that make learning exciting. After boarding the vessel in Carolina Beach, we will travel through Myrtle Grove Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway before landing on the uninhabited Masonboro Island. Most of the program’s activities take place on this pristine barrier island which will include exploring the diverse biology of the beautiful beach, marsh and tidal creeks. After our beach adventures of learning and fun we get back aboard our vessel and return to the dock.

*Space is limited*


  • Ages 13-18
  • Must be a 4-H Member
  • Drop-off at the NHC Arboretum at 8:45 a.m.
  • Pick-up at the NHC Arboretum at 3:00 p.m.
  • BYO Brown Bag Lunch
  • Take a boat ride and explore and uninhabited Island!
  • Registration and payment deadline June 23rd

Learn More about Island and Sound Exploration

Sign-up for Island and Sound Exploration

4-H Congress Flyer

4-H Congress!

4-H Congress is an annual NC 4-H event that takes place in Raleigh at NC State University! This 4 Day event will include the state talent and presentation competitions, educational workshops, dances, the election of the state youth 4-H leaders, and community service opportunities. This is also an opportunity for 4-H youth to make new friends and get to know other 4-H members from around the state!


This 4 day 3 night trip is for 4-H members ages 13-18. The registration cost is $250.00. This includes registration fees, facilities, program supplies, Sunday lunch, Monday lunch and dinner, Tuesday lunch, and an event t-shirt. All other costs (including lodging) are additional. Total estimated cost is $400.00. However, New Hanover County 4-H is offering scholarships to their 4-H members!

To register for NC 4-H Congress, navigate to the events page on your 4-HOnline Profile and 4-H Congress 2023 is an option under the ‘add events’ tab. Once you click on it, you can proceed with registration. The deadline for registration is June28th at noon!

If you would like attend this enriching event and are interested in scholarship opportunities, contact Elizabeth Stratton at elizabeth_stratton@ncsu.edu

4-H Camp at Betsy Jeff Penn Flyer

4-H Camp at Betsy Jeff Penn!

4-H Camp at Betsy Jeff Penn is a week-long overnight camp from July 30th – August 4th, where 4-H Campers stay in cabins and participate in an array of activities including rock climbing, watersports, team building activities, bonfires and so much more! This is a great opportunity for your 4-H youth to get out of their comfort zone, have new experiences and meet new friends!


The price for this 6 day, 5 night camp is $525 for 8-12 yrs and $575 for 13-18 yrs which includes lodging, transportation, food, and all activities! As a reminder, there are scholarships available for our New Hanover County 4-H Members. To register, fill out and complete the attached form below and email it to elizabeth_stratton@ncsu.edu. The deadline for registration and payment is July 14th.

*Space is limited*

Registration Form

If you are interested in scholarship opportunities for 4-H Camp at BJP, contact Elizabeth Stratton at elizabeth_stratton@ncsu.edu