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Lee County 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, and citizenship

Go ahead and enroll in 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.Lee County Summer Fun


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

Summer Seed Garden for Youth  – Youth ages 6 and older will discover the joy of planting and harvesting as they create their own mini-garden this summer. The Summer Seeds Gardening programming begins with an online class for children and their parents on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. During the session you will learn how to create a small garden and get helpful hints for planting and caring for your seeds. Additional online sessions will be scheduled throughout the summer to address garden challenges and allow children to share their garden progress. Children will be mailed for more information>>

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


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

Get OUTdoors! Adventure Club – This summer encourage your youth to get outdoors. Every Monday they will meet with other 4-H’ers across the 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 1:00-2:00 p.m. | All 4-H Youth | Registration is FREE and required

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 6:00 via Zoom. Registration is free and required. | June 4th – August 20th.

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 using playdough to create the digestive system. There will be a mock Avian Bowl via Kahoot! Each day will consist of a lesson, activity and approximately 30 minutes of homework each night. | June 8-12, 2020, 10-11 a.m. daily | Ages: 9-18, limited to 20 registrants | Registration is free and required

Citizenship North Carolina Focus will focus on advocacy and telling your story, local and state government, and action planning. If a youth delegate participates fully in this conference (attending all Zoom sessions as well as completing the final project) they will receive a t-shirt (youth designed and selected) as well as a certificate. This event is open to the first 300 youth who register. State registration will open on May 26th and close on June 5th unless all spaces fill before that date. If spaces fill up, those who register after spaces are full will be placed on a waitlist. You must enroll in Lee County 4-H and register at After attending the conference, participants are expected to work with their 4-H Agent to develop and implement an action plan utilizing the skills they learned during the conference. The tentative due day for the final project is August 10, 2020. Dates: June 15-17, 2020 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day | NO COST |  This event is open to all 4-H youth ages 13-18

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. In the coming weeks, we will be posting more details about the event and information on how to register. When it’s ready, we will also post a session schedule for you and your family to review. SPACE IS LIMITED. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive details on how to access the NC 4-H Summer CAMP OUT! 2020. | JUN 22 AT 10:30 a.m. – JUN 26 AT 8 p.m. | Registration is required

2020 NC 4-H Photography Contest – New category for 2020: Pets in Action. Pet photography is big business! Use your ace photography skills to capture your pet (or someone’s) in action! Whether it’s at home or elsewhere, we want to see those photographs. Be creative! We will be reasonably all-inclusive as to what can be considered a pet, but please, no pet rocks. NC 4-H Photography Contest pictures will be electronically displayed through NC 4-H social media/website – during National 4-H Week For more information>> | open to NC 4-H’ers 8-18 years old (as of January 1) | Entries due to Lee County via email – June 26


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

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 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Ages 12-18 | Limit 30 | $44.32 | Register by June 29

Horticultural Science Summer Institute – Join us for an online, curated experience of NC State University’s Horticultural Science Summer Institute. While we might prefer climbing trees and propagating baby succulents in person, we are holding camp virtually this year and 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 you to do at home. It will be engaging and fun and youth can dig in at your own pace. | FREE | July 6-July 9th | 9th-12th Grades | Registration is now open

Virtual NC Congress – North Carolina 4-H Congress is an annual educational event sponsored by North Carolina 4-H at NC State University and planned by the State 4-H Council. The council is composed of 20 young people who serve as officers from their respective districts and 4 state officers who are elected at Congress. NC 4-H Congress will be attended by approximately 600 youth ranging in age from 13 to 18 and representing every county in North Carolina. You must be registered in Lee County 4-H to attend. July 20-23 | No Cost | Register by June 20


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

Electric Project – Lee County 4-H, CCCC, and Central Electric Membership team up to bring you this great introduction into the 4-H Electric Program. Youth will learn about common electronic components that make up a project circuit, how to follow a parts layout, use breadboard circuit testing, and how to safely use soldering equipment. At the end of this camp will take home a completed circuit and supplies to continue exploration at home.You must be registered in Lee County 4-H to attend. August 11-13 | 9:00-noon | Ages 11-14 | Limit 10 | $10 Register by August 4

Registration for all the camps will open through Eventbrite on April 1, 2020. Prior to that you may go ahead and enroll in Lee County 4-H at selecting “Lee County 4-H Summer Fun” as your club.

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

ALL SUMMER FUN FEES  must be received (not postmarked) at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lee County office by the deadlines for each camp. You may place your child on a waiting list by emailing

  • All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after the deadline unless an activity is canceled.
  • If you are paying in CASH please BRING THE CORRECT AMOUNT Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4 p.m. to 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford.
  • Your child’s birthday must fall on or before the registration deadline to be eligible for classes. All fees are non-refundable unless an activity is canceled.
  • If the class that you would like to register your child for is FULL, please e-mail Pam Kerley at and ask to be put on a waiting list for that class.
  • If your child is unable to attend a class after you sign up, please let us know so that other children may have the opportunity to participate. Contact Pam Kerley at 919-775-5624 or
  • All Lee County 4-H Summer Fun events or activities are operating under the 4-H Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure. The N.C. 4-H Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure is a condition of participation in 4-H events/activities.
  • If you do not have access to a computer to register for Lee County Summer STEAM online, you may come by the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lee County office and we will provide computer access for you Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4 p.m. at 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford beginning May 1. Please note that we only provide you with computer access. We cannot register your child for you. This is a cash or check only option.
  • NC State University and NC 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, NC 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 Bill Stone at 919-775-5624 or at least 10 days prior to the event.