Lots of Fun and More to Come With 4-H This Summer
One day a group of kids rode horses through the hills of Reidsville, NC and hiked through creeks and trails.
On a different day, these kids ventured deep into the kitchen of the Beaufort County Extension Office and developed culinary skills and created tasty meals.
On yet another day, these kids learned how to build and light a campfire at Goose Creek State Park.
Sound like an odd bunch? Actually, this is just a typical summer for the youth in Beaufort County 4-H. This summer has been an absolute blast for these 4-H’ers so far. On June 12-16, 4-H attended Betsy-Jeff Penn Camp. These youth camped out in tents, hiked, fished, swam, rode horses, practiced archery, and went rock climbing.
On June 21st-23rd, 4-H first and second graders took part in the 4-H Little Chefs Camp. These youth learned how to read a recipe, measure ingredients, and cook fantastic meals such as lasagna cups, honey bread, and sugar cookies.
The summer fun continued with Critter Camp at Goose Creek State Park. There, youth roasted marshmallows on a campfire that they helped build, learned about beavers and dragonflies, and built marshmallow shooters. The camp ended the only way you can end a youth camp near a water source: swimming!
And the summer fun is not over yet. 4-H Youth will soon be chopping and baking at Cooking 101, kayaking at Camp Wanngoma, building robots and rockets at 4-H STEM Camp, and learning about food production at Raised in a Barn Farm.
– James Hall, 4-H Intern