4-H Camping Opportunities Still Available for Summer ’15!

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seathemeAs your family prepares to map out trips and plan activities for this summer, don’t forget that Chatham County 4-H still has camping opportunities available for June and July!

The 4-H Science Discovery Camp and Jr. C.H.E.F. Cooking Camps are now full and have CLOSED for registration, but spaces are still available for BJP 4-H Overnight Camp (July 26 – 31) and 4-H Adventures Day Camp (June 22 – 26 and June 29 – July 2).

BJP 4-H Overnight (Residential) Camp:

Chatham County 4-H has committed to a week of residential (overnight) camping at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center from July 26th -31st, 2015. Located near Reidsville, NC, BJP Educational Center is 220 acres of beautiful recreational property for youth ages 8-14 to explore under the guidance of nurturing, caring, and capable camp staff. Youth have the opportunity to take part in archery, horseback riding, evening camp fires, swimming, canoeing, and so much more! Each year, youth from all across the county join in this unique 4-H camping experience as the highlight to their summer vacation.

Once again this year, Chatham County 4-H is pleased to announce our ability to offer this experience at a discounted rate for camping with our county delegation; we are only able to do this due to the generous support of our local United Way of Chatham County. For 2015, registration fees for one week of camp are $350 per youth and include all expenses related to transportation, camp rental, meals, crafts, insurance, camp t-shirt, and $15 in camp store funds. Initial registration requires that a $100 deposit be made to secure a camping spot for each eligible youth (this deposit will count towards the total $350 fee).  For additional details, please visit the registration link found here.

4-H Adventures Day Camp:

Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, making crafts, learning about our environment, building robots, and seeing animals up close and personal?  Where can you go to enjoy a week filled with fun and adventures like these this summer?  4-H Camp, of course!!!

Chatham County 4-H will be holding two, one-week day camps at Northwest Park from June 22 – June 26 and June 29 – July 2 (please note the second week is shortened due to the July 4th holiday).  All youth ages 6-12 are welcomed, and 4-H membership is not required.  Cost is $75 per week, and need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis due to the generous support of the local United Way of Chatham County.  Space is limited.  Please be sure to submit your completed registration form, along with payment, to the Chatham County 4-H office no later than June 1, 2015.  For additional details, please visit the registration page link found here.

Chatham County 4-H is a proud participating United Way Agency.

Camper support has been provided by Triangle Community Foundation’s Send A Kid To Camp™ Program.

Generous camperships have been provided by CEMC, United Way of Chatham County, and the Rotary Club of Siler City.

Written By

Photo of Ginger CunninghamGinger CunninghamCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (919) 542-8202 (Office) ginger.cunningham@chathamnc.orgChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Mar 31, 2015
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