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Durham 4-H Summer Fun 2022

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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, 2022. 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 programming is returning to in-person with the exception of Coding Camp, which may return to in person by the time of camp. Due to the changing mask mandate we cannot require masks for camp. We highly recommend vaccination from COVID-19 prior to camp, but this will not be required. For more information or questions please email your 4-H agent at
  2. Scroll down this page to read about each of our camps.
  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 below.
  5. Register online via Eventbrite in the links below. .

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 2022!

 To make sure you get up to date information on when registration opens, be sure to register for  4-H Online.

Scholarships are available! Learn more here. 

Update: The Durham 4-H Agent will be leaving May 20th. Please forward all questions and inquiries to Darnell Parker at or Pana Jones at

Cloverbud Camp: Enjoy a week of activities for Cloverbud Youth including various STEM and Environmental Science activities led by Master Gardener Volunteers. Day camp is from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. After-camp childcare can be arranged prior to camp week. Age: 5-8, $35, June 13th-17th. 

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. Ages 9-14, $170, June 21st to 24th. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Eastern Center: A small group of youth will be able to attend traditional sleep away camp at our 4-H Eastern Center, whose activities include many summer camp favorites in addition to enjoying kayaking and other ocean-side activities. Click here for more information on our Eastern Center in Columbia NC. Ages 8-12, $450. June 26th to July 1st. Contact 4-H Agent for additional information at

4-H Outdoors: Engage in four days of outdoor activities including hiking, building campfires, and other environmental education activities with a sleepover camping trip at the end. Ages 10-16, $30, July 5th to 8th. Drop off at 8:30 a.m., pickup at 4:00. After camp care can be prearranged. 

Farm to Fork: Eight youth will join us for a week long day camp where participants will visit local farms and community gardens with agricultural experts each morning, followed by an afternoon of learning food safety and culinary skills. Participants will prepare their own lunches, included in the cost of registration. Youth will also bring home a meal to share with their families in the evening. Ages 12-16 $150 Drop off at 8:30 a.m., pickup at 4:00. Ages 12-16 $150, July 18th-23rd. Drop off at 8:30 a.m., pickup at 4:00. After camp care can be prearranged. 

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, $450, 12-14 Trekkers are $475. July 24th to July 29th. Prices vary. Contact 4-H Agent for additional information at

Sewing Camp: Learn some basic sewing and fabric arts skills over four days. This camp will be delivered in-person, capped at 8 students to ensure social distancing measures. Ages 10-16, $155, August 1st to August 5th. Drop off at 8:30 a.m., pickup at 4:00. After camp care can be prearranged. 

Coding Camp: Learn basic coding skills in order to create your own video games. This workshop will take place over five days, and delivered virtually. Each session will be three hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The instructor will be available for additional time after for any additional questions or individual assistance. Ages 12-16, $50, August 8th-12th.

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