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4-H Summer Fun

Summer Fun will look different this year due to regulations around COVID-19. Please check back here often as we figure out how to offer these programs using distance learning techniques. We will not have face to face camps this year and virtual additions are being added regularly to the current schedule. There will be programs in these areas: environment, plant science, animal science, food & consumer sciences, healthy living, personal development, STEM, citizenship, and more!

Go ahead and enroll in 4HOnline so you/your child may participate in these great camps as they become available. Individual program registration information will appear here as each program’s registration opens.

If you have any issues or questions about registration, please contact laura_allen@ncsu.edu.

4-H Summer Fun

Registration Helpful Hints

  1. Some programs require registration in Eventbrite first and then you will also have to register your child in 4HOnline. If this is the case, the registration link provided will take you to Eventbrite.
  2. Some programs require enrollment in 4HOnline first, and then once approved, you will have to log back in to 4HOnline and register your child in the event. If this is the case, the registration link provided will take you to 4HOnline. Once your child’s enrollment has been approved (or if they are already approved), you can sign them up for the 4-H event. Once you have logged in to 4HOnline, click the orange “Continue to Family” button. On the next page, scroll to the bottom to find the “Register a Member in an Event” section. That is where you can choose your child’s name and choose the event you want to register them for. See example photo below.

add member to event

3. All parents MUST fill out this participation waiver and expectations form before participation or picking up a kit.

2020 Summer Fun Programs Conducted by

Rowan County 4-H

Staycation Kit: This FREE, fun, hands-on experience is open to Rowan County youth ages 5-8 (as of January 1). This kit will provide supplies and instructions for 4 different crafts that revolve around traveling, but without ever leaving your home! Most supplies will be included in the kit; however, some items will need to be provided by the participant. The items required by the participant include: tape, scissors, and a marker. Limited to 12 registrants. Registration is closed, HOWEVER, we still have a few kits left. To get one, please email laura_allen@ncsu.edu.

Let’s Get Musical Kit: This FREE, fun, hands-on experience is open to Rowan County youth ages 5-8 (as of January 1). This kit will provide supplies and instructions for 4 different instrument crafts, for a fun musical full day. Most supplies will be provided in the kit; however, some will have to be provided by the participant. Items required by the participant include tape, scissors, glue, markers or paint (optional), and a thumbtack or anything to poke holes with. Limited to 12 registrants. Registration will be open July 1-12.

At-Home Spa Day Kit: This FREE, fun, hands-on experience is open to Rowan County youth ages 9-18 (as of January 1). This kit will provide supplies and instructions for 4 different spa treatments for a fun day of relaxing at home. Most supplies will be included in the kit; however, some items will need to be provided by the participant. The items required by the participant include: water, lemon juice, and liquid soap. Families will need to have a stove and pot at home to boil water, and a bowl for mixing. Limited to 7 registrants. Registration will be open July 1-12.

STEM Kit: This FREE, fun, hands-on experience is open to Rowan County youth ages 9-18 (as of January 1). This kit will provide supplies and instructions for 4 different crafts that revolve around fun science, technology, engineering, and mathematically inspired activities. Most supplies will be included in the kit; however, some items will need to be provided by the participant. The items required by the participant include: plastic wrap, glue, pen, tape, and an egg. There will be a competition that is attached to one of the crafts. If the participant wishes they can compete by sending a video to laura_allen@ncsu.edu. The fastest time will win a 4-H prize. Limited to 12 registrants. Registration will be open July 1-12.

Let’s Get Crafty Kit: This FREE, fun, hands-on experience is open to Rowan County youth ages 5-8 (as of January 1). This kit will provide supplies and instructions for 5 different crafts. These crafts can be done at home at your own pace. Most supplies are included in the kit; however, some will have to be provided by the participant. Items required by the participant include: scissors, glue, hot glue, tape, pen/pencil, markers (washable and permanent). Register through June 30.

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 use playdough to create the digestive system. There will be a mock Avian Bowl competition via Kahoot! Each day will consist of a lesson, activity, and approximately 30 minutes of homework each night. This camp will be taught by Laura Allen, Rowan County 4-H Agent and Morgan Watts, Rowan County Livestock Agent. | June 8-12, 2020, 10-11 a.m. daily | Ages: 9-18, limited to 20registrants | Registration is closed.

Sew Much Fun Kit: Are you wanting a FREE, fun, hands-on experience for your child to learn how to sew by hand? If so, register now for this kit! 20 sewing kits will be available for scheduled pick up at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rowan County office. This is open only to Rowan County youth ages 9-18 (as of January 1). All materials will be provided in the kit. Youth will learn how to hand stitch 4 different stitches and will learn how to sew on a button. Families will need access to an iron and ironing board to prepare fabric. Pre-recorded demonstration videos will be provided to assist youth in this activity. Register through June 30.

Up, Up & Away Kit: This FREE, fun, hands-on experience is open to Rowan County youth ages 7-13 (as of January 1). This kit provides supplies and instructions for 4 different airplane and rocket activities. Most materials are provided in the kit, but some materials will have to be provided by the participant. Items required by the participant include: scissors; tape; pen/pencil; crayons, markers OR colored pencils; tape measure (optional). Register through June 30.

More 4-H Summer Fun opportunities open to Rowan County youth (events across NC and beyond):

4-H Ambassador Classes (for 4-H’ers ages 13-18 that have been in the 4-H program for at least 2 years): Keep checking for the updated list

NC 4-H Virtual Summer Programs: Starting June 1, registration will be open for numerous 4-H summer programs offered to 4-H’ers all across North Carolina. Classes include: Coffee & Culture, Back to the Basics, Plant Geeks Unite, STEM, Log on to Leadership, Down on the Farm, Explore Outdoors, 4-H Healthy Habits Family. More details & registration information

Careers in the Equine Industry: Join NC 4-H for a free, educational horse-related workshop. Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Equine Science Professor in the Department of Animal Science at NCSU, will be presenting. If you love horses, and would like to have a job that involves them, then this talk is for you! Dr. Pratt-Phillips will also cover the pros and cons of Veterinary school. June 3, 1-3 p.m. Registration is closed.

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 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is free and required. | June 4–August 20.

Get OUTdoors! Adventure Club: This summer, encourage your youth to get outdoors. Every Monday they will meet with other 4-H’ers across the South Central 4-H 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 1–2 p.m. | All 4-H Youth | Registration is FREE and required.

4-H Remote Skills Camp (must have internet access): This is a virtual camp for teens ages 15-18 (as of January 1). It is a month-long camp that costs $30. This camp equips teens with skills and tools needed for college and career readiness in the 21st century. The camp consists of nine core modules, delivered in a self-paced, online format. Earn this certificate in 30-35 hours (7-9 hours per week over 4 weeks). Teens will learn the best practices of being a remote workers and have unique opportunities to participate in live Q&As with remote workers at NASA, Microsoft, and more. This is a blended certificate course, combining online work with interactive workshops. June 2,4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25. Workshops are at 2 p.m. EDT (12 p.m. MDT) | Online | Registration closes May 27 at 5 p.m. More information.

Kickin’ Nutrition: Kickin’ Nutrition is an innovative, digital program designed to educate, entertain, and empower kids to make healthier food and lifestyle choices! Kickin’ Nutrition features engaging videos and interactive learning tools designed for urban, inner-city youth and their families. The program utilizes comedy, hip music, and engaging research-based, peer-to-peer nutrition instruction and cooking demonstrations. The program is aligned with common core by grade and was developed by an award-winning former Executive Producer of Sesame Street International, in collaboration with esteemed experts from Boston University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. Evidence-based research has demonstrated the program’s measurable impact on children’s health knowledge and behavior. Online metrics integrated into the platform measure on-going engagement and quantitative impact. | Ages 10-13, Grades 6-8 | Begins Wednesday June 24 and meets each Wednesday for 6 weeks | 4–5 p.m. | Meetings will occur via Zoom. Register today!

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. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive details on how to access the NC 4-H Summer CAMP OUT! 2020. | JUNE 22 AT 10:30 a.m. – JUNE 26 AT 8 p.m. | Registration is required.

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 registered in 4-H to attend. July 6-10 | 1–5 p.m. | Ages 12-18 | Limit 30 | $44.32 | Register by June 29.

NCSU Horticulture Camp: Love wandering around gardens? Marveling over plants in the nursery? Eating blistered shishito peppers? This FREE virtual horticulture camp is open for high-school aged youth. 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 youth to do at home. It will be engaging and fun and youth can dig in at their own pace. July 7–9. Registration is required. The registration link contains more specific details!

Turtle Trash Collectors: Learn about sea turtles from our friends at UNCW MarineQuest. In this one hour program, you will:

• Virtually participate in a simulated sea turtle necropsy (animal dissection)
• See how trash in the ocean can impact sea turtles
• Learn how trash can get to the ocean
• AND learn how we can all help stop marine debris!
(Please note that while all ages are welcome, this program was originally designed for 3rd-5th grade students. Younger audiences should attend with an adult if possible.)
Thursday, July 16 @ 10 a.m. Registration is FREE and required.

DIY T-Shirt Quilt Sewing Camp: Class will be held July 20–31, M-F each day from 9–10 a.m. Youth will receive step by step instruction daily and then will be able to complete steps at own pace throughout the day. Staff will be available daily from 2-2:20 p.m. for questions and troubleshooting. No cost. Youth will be responsible for all materials. Materials list will be sent after registration. Ages 10+. Must have sewing experience and know-how to fluently use machine. Youth will receive materials list after registering. While there are choices for brands and where to buy, specific items are required to complete the task. Youth will need a sewing machine. It is possible to hand sew, though it requires a LOT of sewing. This is not generally appropriate for this age group, but is a possibility for the right student. Registration required.

Difficult Conversations & Social Change Series: Teen Edition: Teens ages 13-18, come VIRTUALLY join your peers for difficult conversations about race, cultural awareness, civic engagement, social justice, and YOUR role in taking action! Activities will be fun and interactive, but more importantly, this is a great opportunity to meet new people and share thoughts and ideas. This is available for teens across NC. Sessions will be held daily from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 27-31. The exception will be Wednesday July 29 where we will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. All details & registration link found here.