Chatham 4-H Receives TCF Send a Kid to Camp Grant

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Chatham County 4-H, the premier youth development organization of N.C. Cooperative Extension, has been awarded $10,500 from Triangle Community Foundation’s Send A Kid To Camp Program™ for the 2017 camping season. In a unique partnership developed with Communities in Schools Chatham County, 4-H and CIS will be able to support 30 youth from local Chatham County communities to attend one week of residential camp at the Betsy-Jeff Penn (BJP) 4-H Educational Center in Reidsville, NC. This collaborative partnership will afford many youth the opportunity to take part in a week-long camping experience that would not be accessible to such young people without the generous support of community sponsorships.

Horseback riding is just one of the many activities campers enjoy during a week of BJP residential camp (July 2015).

Horseback riding is just one of the many activities campers enjoy during a week of BJP residential camp (July 2015).

Operated through the joint efforts of NC State University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Betsy-Jeff Penn’s mission is to provide youth with opportunities for educational gain, life skill development, and leadership training by way of elements espoused by the experiential learning model. In addition to addressing documented summer learning loss, by providing young people with increased awareness of personal responsibility and character development, camping equips them with necessary life skills integral to lifelong fulfillment. As proud participating United Way agencies, Chatham County 4-H and Communities in Schools Chatham County wish to express their thanks to Triangle Community Foundation for generous financial support to continue efforts to serve the youth of our community.

Campers enjoy the company of good friends after mastering the archery range (July 2015).

Campers enjoy the company of good friends after mastering the archery range (July 2015).

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

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

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Sam Groce, County Extension Director at 919-542-8202 or sam_groce@ncsu.edu or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event.