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Durham 4-H Summer Fun 2021

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Summer Fun Flyer

In order to participate in summer fun activities you must register on 4-H Online. Click to register. Your reservation will not be considered complete until 4-H Online Registration is complete. If you’re purchasing a cloverbud kit, 4-H Online enrollment is not necessary if youth is below the age of 5 as of January 1, 2021. Scroll to the bottom of the page for individual links for each camp’s tickets, registration, and payment through eventbrite.

What is 4-H Summer Fun?

The mission of 4-H Summer Fun is to provide a safe, affordable, enriching environment where youth can learn and develop new skills and have fun while doing it! Students participate in field trips and other hands-on learning opportunities targeting agriculture, horticulture, leadership, citizenship, healthy living, and science. The programs we offer change each year, so see our most recent Summer Fun article for more information.

How Do I Participate?

  1. All of our summer fun programs specific to Durham County will be done remotely this summer. For more information or questions please email your 4-H agent at
  2. Read our Summer Fun Brochure.
  3. Enroll in 4-H Online.
  4. Choose which workshops, events, or activities are most interesting to you! Workshop descriptions including time, location, cost, and age requirements are found in our summer fun brochure.
  5. Register online via Eventbrite in the links below, or through NC State Extension pages, linked in our brochure.

Policies & Procedures

Registering for 4-H Summer Fun

Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please select ALL workshops in which you wish for your child to participate. Note that all workshops have capacity limits. If the workshop is full, you may request to be added to the waitlist.

Special Notice

  • All participants must be enrolled in 4-H Online.
  • Punctuality of all participants and parents is expected.
  • Durham County 4-H Summer Fun activities operate under the 4-H Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure, including special restrictions due to COVID-19.
  • Event description is subject to change.
  • For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact the Durham County 4-H agent at no less than 5 days prior to the event.

Summer Fun 2021!

Cloverbud in a Box: Enjoy a week of activities for Cloverbud Youth including various STEM activities. Designed to be completed in the safety and comfort of your own home. Activites range from composting, growing kitchen scraps, building spaghetti towers, germination, and birds! Age: 5-8, $25, June 9 and 11 pickup. Additional kits are available after June 11. Email for questions. 

District Activity Day: Join Durham County for a competitive day of presentations and activities. Participants must have attended county activity day to join. Contact agent for information. Age: 8-18, Free, June 18.

Babysitting Certification Camp: Participants learn the skills to start a childcare business, as well as some training in first aid and basic CPR. Our babysitting certification does include material on identifying signs of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. You must communicate with the agent prior to the start of camp if you wish your child to not attend this part of the workshop. This camp will take place through Zoom. This five-day course will include two sessions each day from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by a lunch break, and resuming again from 12:30-3 p.m. Ages 9-14, $120, June 21 to 25.

Coding Camp: Learn basic coding skills in order to create your own video games. This workshop will take place over three days. Each session will be three hours from 9 a.m. to noon. The instructor will be available for additional time after for any additional questions or individual assistance. Ages 12-16, $50 June 28 to June 30th.

4-H Outdoors: Engage in three days of outdoor activities including hiking, building campfires, and other environmental education activities. Ages 10-16, $30, July 6 to 8. Drop off for activities is at 9 a.m., with pickup at 5 p.m. Locations will be announced closer to event, with our extension office as a backup in the event of a rain cancellation. 

Sewing Camp: Learn some basic sewing and fabric arts skills over four days. This camp will be delivered in-person, capped at 6 students to ensure social distancing measures. Ages 10-16, $125, July 12 to 15. Drop off is from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with pickup at 5 p.m. 

Virtual 4-H Congress: This year the 4-H Congress will be virtual and free. Only 400 4-H people will be able to attend, so register soon! Link available soon. Ages 13-18, Free, July 17–20.

Betsy Jeff Penn: This traditional sleep-away camp has only six spots available. Activities include archery, horseback riding, canoeing, etc. Click for more information. Ages 8-14, $420-$440, July 25 to July 30.

Entrepreneurship Camp: This virtual camp will help youth interested in creating their own business to design and implement a business model over four 1.5 hour sessions. Ages 11-15, $25, August 2 to 5.

Cooking Camp: Learn culinary skills with professional chefs. This camp will be delivered in person to only six students. There will be two week-long sessions provided. Click for session one or session two. Ages 12-16 $150 August 9-13, 16-20. Drop off is from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with pickup at 5 p.m. 

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For additional questions and assistance, contact Mac Hulbert, 4-H Agent at