2022 Alexander 4-H Summer Opportunties

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Are you looking for some fun activities for your children to participate in this summer? Alexander 4-H is offering a wonderful lineup of programs that will include fun, educational and did we say FUN!!! Below is a list of camps and details:

Beginning Sewing Camp – June 7th-9th

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Ages:  8 years old-up   Cost:  $25.00  Learn basic sewing skills such as machine threading and machine sewing. No sewing experience required. If you have your own sewing machine please plan to bring it with you. Limited to 10 youth

Mad Scientist – June 14th-16th

Time:  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Ages: 5-8 years old   Cost: $30   Ever wonder why bread rises? Or how crystals are formed? Want to know why some things float and others sink? Using everyday materials that we can find around the house and in the kitchen, Mad Scientist Camp helps you explore some wild science experiments and understand why this happens. Learning through science experiments is a great way to help promote thinking and understanding rather than just memorization. Bring out your mad scientist side with this fun filled camp opportunity as we practice our aged old 4-H motto of “learn by doing” Limited to 12 youth

Snack Attack – June 22nd-24th

Time: 9:00 – 2:00 Ages: 5-8 years old   Cost $30  What better way to satisfy your young reader’s curiosity than combining food and literature? Cooking can help our young cloverbuds learn about math, science, art, and so much more. Combining food snacks with one of their favorite books reinforce the importance of reading all the while developing lasting life skills. Our young participants will be able to enjoy several stories focusing on foods and will conclude each story by making their own snacks from the story. Join us as we navigate the literature world and bring these tasty snacks to life. Limited to 12 youth

Discovery Day Camp – June 27th-30th

Ages:  9-14 years old Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost:  $100.00   Come join in the fun of 4 days of discovery. Each day participants will enjoy an education and recreational activity, and transportation will be provide from the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center. Participants must bring bag lunch and drink. Limited to 12 youth

  • June 27 – Gem Mining and Water Park
  • June 28 – Burke County’s Day
  • June 29 – Catawba County’s Day (Crawdad Game)
  • June 30 – Discovery Day

Cloverville Detective Agency Mysteries – July 12th-14th

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Ages 9-14 years old   Cost:  $40  Intruders. Explosions. Spies. Ghosts. Cloverville may be a small town, but it holds some big secrets. Join the Cloverville Detective Agency and get to the bottom of such strange things going-on. Can you help the citizens of Cloverville figure out what is happening?

In this program, participants will sink their teeth into STEM to learn about food safety, food chemistry, and food production. As they unlock each new challenge and locate clues to unravel each mystery, participants will conduct hands-on experiments, prepare recipes, interview suspects, and test their sleuthing skills. Limited to 12 youth

BBQ Boot Camp – July 20th-22nd

Time: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Ages: 9-14 years old   Cost: $60  As a North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program, BBQ Bootcamp is an evidence-based, interactive youth program designed to promote food science, food safety, meat science, and food preparation in a way to make your youth confident about practicing these skills.

Extension employees and volunteers will use hands-on activities and group facilitated learning to teach youth about the science behind meat preparation, in a fun and memorable way. Youth will learn about retail cuts of beef and how to prepare them, how to prevent food borne illness, grilling safety, proper cooking temperature and using a food thermometer, proper hand washing and so much more. Registration is limited, so don’t hesitate to register now! Limited to 6 youth

Farm to Fork – July 25th – 28th

Ages:   9-14 years old    Time:  9 a.m.-3 p.m  Cost:  $70.00   Learn how food goes from the farm to your table. Participants will visit local farms daily and bring back what they picked to learn how to prepare it. Participants must bring a bag lunch and drink daily. Limited to 12 youth.

4-H2O – August 1st – 4th

(August 1-2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)(August 3-4 arrive at 9 a.m. on August 3 for overnight returning by 3 p.m. on Thursday)   Ages:  10-14 years old   Cost:  $100  Participants of this camp will learn about water and the animals that live inside of its ecosystem. You will get wet! We will work with a NCWRC Biologist to conduct surveys including electrofishing and macro invertebrate I.D. We will also enjoy a white water rafting trip and an overnight camping experience. Transportation will be provided and participants must bring a lunch Monday – Wednesday and money for a lunch on Thursday. Limited to 11 participants

STEM Days – August 8th – 9th

Ages:  9-12 years old    Time:  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost:  $40.00   Come participate in several STEM activities. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM activities provides hands-on and minds-on lessons for the student. Making math and science fun and interesting helps the student to do much more than just learn. Activities will include making rockets, slime, Bristlebots, and more. Limited to 12 youth.

For a printable version please click on the following link:  2022 Summer Opportunities Brochure

If you would like to register for these summer fun opportunities please visit the Alexander County 4-H Center. A 50% deposit will need to be provided to register. We accept payments in the form of check (made payable to Alexander County) or cash.