4-H Summer Fun Programs! 2023

— Written By
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲
NHC 4-H Summer Fun Programs 2023 Flyer

*Updated with new 4-H Summer Fun Programs!*

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
  • 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

Cooking Camp! Learn New Cooking skills, where your food comes from and so much more!

4-H Cooking Camp!

4-H Cooking Camp is Full!

Waitlist registration here

Come learn new cooking skills, where your food comes from and so much more at 4-H Cooking Camp this summer! Campers will learn about basic cooking skills from guest teachers and chefs, go on a farm field trip and more!


This camp is for campers ages 8-12 yrs and the total cost is $35 for all three days of activities. To learn more and register, click the link here and complete the form. Deadline to register is August 9th, 2023. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, contact 4-H Program Assistant, Elizabeth Stratton at elizabeth_stratton@ncsu.edu.

Flyer for 4-H Pollinator Camp

4-H Pollinator Camp!

Come learn about bees and other pollinators through hands-on activities and visit pollinator gardens in Brunswick and New Hanover County!

This is a joint camp with Brunswick and New Hanover County. On the 14th we will spend the day at the Brunswick County Extension Office where we will learn about bees from the experts and build a miniature bee. The following day we will be at the New Hanover County Extension Office where the activities will continue and we will explore the Arboretum to see if we can find live pollinators!

Both mornings you will meet at the New Hanover County Extension Office. On the 14th, we will then travel to spend the day in Brunswick County and then return for pick up in New Hanover County. On the 15th, we will host Brunswick County in the Auditorium at the NHC Arboretum! A great opportunity to make new friends, engage in fun activities, and learn about pollinators that live all around us!


This camp takes place on August 14-15th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. both days and is designed for ages 5-12yrs. The total cost for this two day program is $25 and includes program materials and snacks. To learn more and register, click the  link here and complete the form. Deadline to register is August 2nd, 2023.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, contact 4-H Program Assistant, Elizabeth Stratton at elizabeth_stratton@ncsu.edu.