Another Wonderful 4-H Summer Comes to an End!

— Written By Erin Massie

The Beaufort County 4-H Program was booming in 2015! 4-H’ers participated in many day camps throughout the county as well as residential camps across the beautiful state of North Carolina! Rising first and second graders participated in Critter Camp at Goose Creek State Park, while rising third through fifth graders participated in Camp Wannagoma at Goose Creek State Park. Both camps teamed with awesome State Park Rangers for environmental educational camps.

Youth enjoying the swim beach at Goose Creek State Park

Youth enjoying the swim beach at Goose Creek State Park

4-H Critter Campers enjoying river day at 4-H Critter Camp

4-H Critter Campers enjoying river day at Critter Camp!

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4-H’ers searching for fossils

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4-H Teen Volunteers grooming a horse at 4-H Camp Wannagoma

Youth in sixth through eighth grade participated in 4-H Biotechnology Camp at Wesleyan College in which the youth participated in a two night, three day murder-mystery investigation. 4-H’ers were able to learn science techniques such as DNA analysis, finger-printing, electrophoresis, as they investigated the crime scene and collected clues.

RJ at the crime scene!

RJ at the crime scene

Ethan studying electrophoresis

Ethan studying electrophoresis

Sixth through ninth graders also participated in 4-H STEM Camp at Beaufort County Community College. The youth learned about rockets, archery, robotics, engineering and cooking chemistry…all while having fun!

4-H'ers with their rocket design!

4-H’ers with their rocket design

Preparing yeast bread and learning about the chemistry of cooking

Preparing yeast bread and learning about the chemistry of cooking

Fighting Robots!

Fighting Robots