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Summer Camp

Moore County 4-H is dedicated to providing youth with positive and educational summer camp experiences. Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting any face to face summer camps this year. Please review this page for a breakdown of all the available opportunities for your child to participate in virtual/online 4-H summer programming.
*New opportunities will be added as they become available.

MAY

Ambassador Classes  – All summer long. Keep checking for the updated list
Mr. Jones Loflin Motivational Speaker – This session was recorded so you can still view the meeting. We are excited and honored to announce that we have scheduled a special virtual workshop for our 4-H members via Zoom with Mr. Jones Loflin. Mr. Jones Loflin is an accomplished speaker and has worked with organizations ranging from WalMart to the United States Military. With all of his accomplishments, he is perhaps most proud of being known as dad to Alex and Sydney. Alex is a 4-H Alumni from Davidson County and Sydney is a current Davidson County 4-H member, serving as the North Central District President. Mr. Loflin is certainly no stranger to the North Carolina 4-H program!

JUNE

Ambassador Classes  – All summer long. Keep checking for the updated list

Get OUTdoors! Adventure Club – This summer encourage your youth to get outdoors. Every Monday they will meet with other 4-H members across the district for a lesson, activity, and a challenge to get outside that week. Every Friday participants will share their experiences with the challenge from that week. Activities will include bike safety, Animal and Tree ID, Kites, Fitness Challenges, and Obstacle Courses. Once registration is closed you will receive meeting information. | June 1 – July 24 every Monday and Friday 1:00-2:00 p.m. | All 4-H Youth | Registration is FREE and required

Health Rocks – Focusing on what is vaping, the dangers of vaping, the effects of vaping on your body, and how to “just say no.” Enrollment in 4-H required. More information | Zoom | 3:00-4:00 p.m. | June 2, June 4, June 9, June 11, June 18, June 23, June 25, June 30 | To register email Liz Peterson

Cloverbud Summer Spin Club (Must have access to Zoom) – Youth ages 5 to 8 will discover the wonders of 4-H with other youth across the South Central District. Club meetings will be the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:00 via Zoom. Registration is free and required. | June 4th – August 20th.

Plant Geeks Unite – Get out and get growing! Sleuth out super soils, notice the power of plants, be dazzled by bugs and get creative with plants! Join us for a virtual North Carolina 4-H Plant Science Summer Adventure! In this self-guided exploration for 8-12 year-olds, we will dig into soils, marvel and grow plants with wild abandon and say hello to creeping, crawling, diving, and flying friends and so much more. Starts July 1st and can be completed through August 7th. Brimming with funny and helpful videos, hands-on activities, games and more! Explore super soils by making mud pies and soil ribbons, setting up experiments, creating pitfall traps and more! Discover the power of plants through seed germination, growing a kitchen scrap garden, singing about plant parts and propagating plants! Delight in the wonder of butterflies fluttering and flittering, bees buzzing busily and all sorts of other incredible invertebrates in the garden! Draw inspiration from the garden and put your creativity to work through numerous plant art projects. Earn badges and prizes and participate in live demonstrations and conversations! Registration opens June 1 through Eventbrite  | FREE for all youth.

4-H Fair Exhibit Friday – Agronomy is the science of using plants for food, fuel, feed and fiber. In 4-H Agronomy, you’ll learn how plants grow and how the science of agronomy is connected to business and to your community. Learn how to create an exhibit for county fairs around agronomy. Examples will focus around plants and soil science, corn, vegetable gardening, agriculture technology and other areas related to agronomy and horticulture. Friday, June 5, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Online | More Information

Virtual Poultry Camp (Must have access to Zoom) – Learn about poultry terminology & purposes, breed origins, egg color, breeds, types of operations, exterior parts of the bird, and the digestive system. You will dissect an egg, candle eggs, enjoy a virtual tour of a poultry farm and a virtual dissection of the digestive system OR using playdough to create the digestive system. There will be a mock Avian Bowl via Kahoot! Each day will consist of a lesson, activity and approximately 30 minutes of homework each night. | June 8-12, 2020, 10-11 a.m. daily | Ages: 9-18, limited to 20 registrants | Registration is free and required

Down on the Farm – Join us for a fun learning experience learning about animals even if you aren’t raised on a farm. This FREE program will provide an overview of 8 different animal science categories: cattle (beef & dairy), companion animals, horse, poultry, small ruminants (sheep & goats), and swine. Topics covered in each category may include but are not limited to: anatomy, careers, the production/life cycle, animal uses, and breeds. Youth will learn about where their food and byproducts come from. Open to all youth. 4-H membership is NOT required. For more information | Self Paced Class begins June 15.

Explore Outdoors – Go outside and explore nature anywhere! Youth will learn about their local environment, meet scientists through live and pre-recorded videos, and add their own observations to an environmental science database. Activities are best suited for ages 8-13 but may be enjoyed by the whole family! Open to all youth. 4-H membership is NOT required. This is a FREE summer program. Registration opens June 1 and most sessions start in mid June.

Back to the Basics  – Join us for Back to the Basics with 3 fun and engaging topic areas! In Back to the Kitchen youth will build upon experience of kitchen basics, liquid/dry measurements, equipment and tools, following directions, safety, and cleanliness. In Back to the Stitch youth will learn about basic sewing tools, parts and functions of a sewing machine, simple hand-stitches, and tips and tricks to design your own space and create decorations! Learn how to properly create a budget, how to set SMART goals, and the difference between wants and needs in Back to the Money. Open to all youth ages 9-13. 4-H membership is NOT required. | A self-guided learning experience | 9-13 | FREE summer | Registration opens June 1 and most sessions start in mid June.

Citizenship North Carolina Focus will focus on advocacy and telling your story, local and state government, and action planning. If a youth delegate participates fully in this conference (attending all Zoom sessions as well as completing the final project) they will receive a t-shirt (youth designed and selected) as well as a certificate. This event is open to the first 300 youth who register. State registration will open on May 26th and close on June 5th unless all spaces fill before that date. After attending the conference, participants are expected to work with their 4-H Agent to develop and implement an action plan utilizing the skills they learned during the conference. The tentative due day for the final project is August 10, 2020. Dates: June 15-17, 2020 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day | NO COST |  This event is open to all 4-H youth ages 13-18 | To register email Sarah Barber

Log On To Leadership – FREE interactive lessons on time management, goal setting, dealing with conflict, and public speaking. Pre-recorded videos will be available for youth to watch and complete activities at their own pace beginning June 15th. Open to all youth ages 13 – 18. 4-H Membership is NOT required. Registration opens June 1 and most sessions begin in mid June.

Healthy Habits Family – Join us for this 7 week program where families will participate in garden-based learning, engage in fun physical activity, and learn about nutrient rich fruits and veggies! For families with elementary aged youth to engage and learn together the benefits of gardening! Open to all youth, 4-H membership is NOT required. This is a FREE program. Registration opens June 1.

NC 4-H Summer Statewide CAMP OUT! 2020 – Join families all over the country for a completely new and virtual camping experience in June! Free and open to any family that wants to have an outdoor summer camping experience with virtual connections and learning to make it FUN, this one-week experiential event will feature some of your favorite 4-H camping traditions like a dance party, slide show, trivia night, Arts & Crafts, and more. Your family 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. Sessions will even be led by trained, live Camp Counselors. 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. You don’t want to miss this unique virtual camping experience. It’s as close to real 4-H camp as you can get this summer! THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT DOES REQUIRE REGISTRATION; SPACE IS LIMITED. Check out the schedule and session descriptions. In the coming weeks, we will be posting more details about the event and information on how to register. When it’s ready, we will also post a session schedule for you and your family to review. SPACE IS LIMITED. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive details on how to access the NC 4-H Summer CAMP OUT! 2020. | JUN 22 AT 10:30 a.m. – JUN 26 AT 8 p.m. | Registration is required

All Things STEM! There are 4 age groups to choose from. Cloverbud STEM for ages 5 to 7 can discover the worlds of Energy, Kitchen Science, and Bugs. Youth ages 8 to 10 can explore Energy, Kitchen Science, Coding, and Natural Science! Youth ages 11 to 13 can participate in an Introduction to Architecture, Astronomy, Coding, Hydroponics and the Magic of Electricity. Teens ages 14 to 18 can explore Excel and Power Point, Comparative Anatomy, Plant Biology, Hydroponics, Stream Water Quality, Magic of Electricity, and Build Your Own Website. Open to all youth. 4-H membership is NOT required. Registration opens June 1 and most sessions start in mid June.

Coffee & Culture! – Are you a teen (aged 13-18) interested in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and others as you explore your own background, cultural knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes? If so, this 7-week summer program is for you! Beginning on June 22nd, we will meet once a week via Zoom and participate in games, simulation activities, group discussions, and self-completed projects. Each participant will complete a cool final project, will receive a t-shirt, and we will celebrate with a multicultural virtual party at the end of the program. Open to all youth, 4-H membership is NOT required. | Approx. $20 fee for curriculum and t-shirt | June 22nd – August 4 | Once a week via Zoom | Registration opens June 1

2020 NC 4-H Photography Contest – New category for 2020: Pets in Action. Pet photography is big business! Use your ace photography skills to capture your pet (or someone’s) in action! Whether it’s at home or elsewhere, we want to see those photographs. Be creative! We will be reasonably all-inclusive as to what can be considered a pet, but please, no pet rocks. NC 4-H Photography Contest pictures will be electronically displayed through NC 4-H social media/website – during National 4-H Week For more information >> | open to NC 4-H’ers 8-18 years old (as of January 1) | Entries due to Moore County via email – June 19


JULY

Ambassador Classes  – All summer long. Keep checking for the updated list

I Have What it Takes to be Your Teen Babysitter – This babysitting class for youth is designed to help middle school and teenage youth to familiarize themselves with the responsibilities of babysitting, provide the necessary information for them to become capable, caring, trustworthy and responsible sitters, teach the skills and techniques needed for teens to become competent babysitters, help teens develop the confidence needed to handle situations that could happen when they babysit, help teens develop a positive attitude about the care of children, and prepare teens in the business aspects of babysitting.You must be enrolled in 4HOnline to attend. | July 6-10 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Ages 12-18 | Limit 30 | $44.32 | Register by June 29

Horticultural Science Summer Institute – Join us for an online, curated experience of NC State University’s Horticultural Science Summer Institute. While we might prefer climbing trees and propagating baby succulents in person, we are holding camp virtually this year and it will be a blend of two live events – a kick-off keynote and a closing program and then pre-recorded videos and activities for you to do at home. It will be engaging and fun and youth can dig in at your own pace. | FREE | July 6-July 9th | 9th-12th Grades | Registration is now open

Virtual NC Congress – North Carolina 4-H Congress is an annual educational event sponsored by North Carolina 4-H at NC State University and planned by the State 4-H Council. The council is composed of 20 young people who serve as officers from their respective districts and 4 state officers who are elected at Congress. NC 4-H Congress will be attended by approximately 600 youth ranging in age from 13 to 18 and representing every county in North Carolina. You must be enrolled in 4HOnline to attend. July 20-23 | No Cost | Register by June 19


AUGUST

Ambassador Classes  – All summer long. Keep checking for the updated list