CANCELED – 2020 Chatham County 4-H Summer Camps

— Written By Victoria Brewer and last updated by
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NCSU has made the decision to suspend all face-to-face academic and non-academic summer programs, which includes 4-H day camp. This decision was based on the health, safety and well-being of everyone as the top priority and in an effort to help prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

It is our goal and intention to develop, implement, and offer some virtual summer camp opportunities for youth this summer, to still be able to connect youth with camp and the outdoors through the use of technology.
We will communicate those plans and opportunities over the coming weeks.

In summer 2020, Chatham County 4-H is offering five summer camps over six weeks. REGISTRATION FOR ALL SUMMER CAMPS WILL OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 1 AT 8 a.m. To register, please visit:

Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are available upon request; must meet eligibility requirements. Please contact Victoria Brewer via email ( or phone (919-545-8303) for eligibility requirements.

June 15–19 and June 22–26, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $110—fees are per person, per week
Northwest District Park
(2413 Woody Store Rd, Siler City, NC 27344)

Youth will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs/activities, including crafts, environmental education, agriculture, foods and nutrition, recreational games and MORE! Recreational swimming or other approved water activity will be offered daily (weather permitting). Camp lifeguard on duty. Campers are divided into groups based on age. Campers must provide a bag lunch each day, except on Friday (pizza, fruit, and veggies will be provided). Campers should be dropped off at Northwest District Park no earlier than 8:20 a.m., and picked-up by 4:30 p.m. A fee will be assessed for late pick-ups. **Registration fee covers cost of all supplies and insurance. ***All campers MUST have completed kindergarten.

June 29–July 2, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-18
Cost: $80
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center 
(1192 US Hwy 64W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312)

Throughout the week, youth will have the opportunity to explore different science museums/centers in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Durham, and Greensboro. The museums/centers will include the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Maple View Agricultural Center, Moorehead Planetarium, North Carolina Museum of Life and Sciences, and the Greensboro Science Museum. Campers must provide a bag lunch each day. **Registration fee covers cost of transportation, admission tickets, all supplies, and insurance.

July 6–10, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ages: 13-18
Cost: $45
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center (1192 US Hwy 64W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312)

Throughout the week, students will meet employees in emergency management careers, learn about technology used to help predict natural disasters, learn about preparedness using the national CERT curriculum, and ultimately work with their own family and those around them to develop disaster preparedness plans. The public is encouraged to visit MyPi North Carolina to learn more about this camp. **Registration fee covers insurance, transportation, and all supplies.

Students must apply to participate in this camp; teens should submit applications online here: MyPi North Carolina Student Application

July 13–15, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-11
Cost: $65
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center 
(1192 US Hwy 64W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312)

LGEG is a multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum that is evidence-based and academically rich. Through a linear set of hands-on lessons, youth will better understand plants and how plants provide for people’s needs. The curriculum features opportunities for fresh vegetable tasting/evaluation, simple recipe demos, and physical activities that research shows can improve on-task behavior and academic performance. Campers must provide a bag lunch each day. **Registration fee covers insurance and all supplies.

July 26–July 31
Ages: 8-14
Cost: $350
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center (804 Cedar Ln, Reidsville, NC 27320)

Come experience residential camp at its best! Youth will take part in swimming, archery, horseback riding, canoeing, ropes courses, crafts, evening campfires, and much more. With the opportunity to meet youth from across the state of NC, they will learn life and leadership skills that will help them become productive, contributing, and impactful members of society. **Registration fee covers cost of transportation, insurance, food, craft materials, t-shirt, and $15 camp store money.

If you have any questions, then please contact the Chatham County 4-H office at 919-545-8202.

2020 Summer Camp Information – Camp Flyer

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual identity (including pregnancy), and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, 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 Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919.542.8202,, or in person at the County Extension Office at least 30 days prior to the event.