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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.

Go ahead and enroll in 4honline.com 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.

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. | Online | View Recording
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’ers on Friday, May 1st at 4:00 p.m. 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’er, serving as the North Central District President. Mr. Loflin is certainly no stranger to the North Carolina 4-H program!

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

4-H Remote Skills Camp – If you’re nervous about graduating and starting life in college or a potential career, this course is designed to help you prepare for your next step! The 4-H Remote Skills Camp for teens is a month-long camp that 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 blended certificate in 30-35 hours (7-9 hours per week over 4 weeks), combining online work with interactive workshops. 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. | Self Paced | 30-35 hours | $30 | Sign up today

AUGUST

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

4-H Farm to Fork Camp  – Do you know where your food comes from? Do you like to cook? Come learn about the food on your plate from where it began! In this 4 day virtual camp, participants will learn about agriculture from the ground up. You will go on virtual tour of four farms in the area learning about local foods. Then we will have a virtual cooking program where you can cook along with us using recipes we will provide. So come learn about local foods and cook with us. | Ages 8-18 | August Date TBD | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | FREE | Enrollment in 4-H is required. | Registration will be through Eventbrite

We All Live in a Watershed – Participants will create their very own watershed, explore how all water is connected, and even trace where rainfall ends up after it falls in their very own yard using cool conservation planning tools . Workshop participants will also visualize an Enviroscape model and see first hand how they can all can be a conservationist and help keep our water clean for now and generations to come. | Materials needed: Wax paper, Washable markers, Spray bottle with water | August 26th | 10:00 -11:00 | Registration Link
The Living Soil – Did you know that there is over 1 million living organisms in one teaspoon of healthy soil that we walk on each day! In this workshop, participants will explore the different “ingredients” of a healthy soil and create their very own edible soil profile to showcase. Participants will also explore the diverse organisms that bring our soil to life and have some fun with the “Soil Your Undies” challenge as we reveal how organisms in various soils help to breakdown organic matter. Participants will get to visualize a rainfall simulator and learn how they can use best management practices to protect and “feed” the living soil. | Materials needed: Clear bowl or cup, chocolate pudding (and ingredients needed to make it), cool whip, cookies of any kind, gummy worms | August 27th | 10:00 – 11:00 | Registration Link

Here’s a helpful document to have in hand when beginning the online enrollment process.