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Summer Fun 2017: 4-H camps and classes

N.C. Cooperative Extension Summer Youth Program

1. Cake Decorating

Date: June 12 • 9-11  a.m. • Cost: $10 • Grades: 5-8 yrs • Class limit: 10

Learn simple cake decorating techniques and practice these skills. Youth will make a snack.

2. Robotics

Date: June 20 • 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • Cost: $15 • Grades: fourth-seventh • Class limit: 20.

Introduce participants to the basics of Lego Mindstorm NXT robots who will then build a basic robot and learn some basic concepts of programming robots. Bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided.

3. Advanced Robotics – A

Date: June 21 • 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • Cost: $15 • Grades: fourth-seventh • Class limit: 20

Explore the sensors of Lego Mindstorm NXT robots and program the robots for more advanced courses. To attend the advanced class, you must have attended a basic class either this year or a previous year. Bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided.

4. 4-H Survives!

Date: June 26-30 • 9 a.m. -4  p.m. • Cost: $100 • Ages: 9-12 years • Class limit: 15

Spend the week learning all about the 4-H Outdoor Skills program, from shooting sports to hiking, outdoor survival, fishing sports and camping. Spend one night camping outdoors in tents and visit local state parks, shooting ranges and other outdoor areas.Open to youth ages 9-12, boys and girls are welcome. Registration due no later than June 9.

5. Culinary Boot Camp

Date: July 10-14 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Cost: $80 • Ages: 12-18 years • Class limit: 12

Spend the week learning all about cooking. Held at Livingstone College Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts, 520 S. Jake Alexander Blvd. Learn about food safety, the importance of safe handling of food from the time of purchase until it is plated, food preparation, budgeting and local food sources. The week concludes with participants preparing lunch for their parents. Bring a bag lunch. Snacks provided.

6. From Chick to Trophy

Dates: July 10-14 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Cost: $100 • Ages: 9-18 years • Class limit: 12

Learn about home poultry production and what it takes to raise broilers. Each child will build a pen and be provided with feeders and waterers.

Youth will receive the broilers for this project approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the summer fun class.

Participants will learn about exhibiting birds and will be encouraged to participate in the broiler show at the Rowan County Fair in September. Registration is due no later than June 15. Wear old clothes and shoes. Bring a bag lunch each day. Snacks provided.

7. Make It and Take It

Date: July 17-20 • 9 a.m. noon • Cost: $40 • Ages: 9-12 years. • Class limit: 25

Explore several arts and crafts such as tie-dyeing, para cord braiding, needlework, etc. Take home all projects completed. Open to any youth ages 9-12. Registration is due no later than July 7.

8. How to Crochet (beginners level)

Date: July 26-27 • 1-4  p.m. • Cost: $25 • Ages: 9-19 years. • Class limit: 12

Learn the basics of crochet. Receive a crochet hook set and yarn for beginner projects. After completing the three-day class, participants will take home a scarf and a hat with the possibility of crocheting other items if time permits. Snack provided each day.

NOTE: You may purchase two skeins of yarn and select size 5.5 mm to 6 mm for additional projects, time permitting.

9. Cloverbud Day Camp “Good Guys & Bad Guys”

Date: Aug. 1-3 • 1-4 p.m. • Cost: $15 • Ages: 5-8 years • Class limit: 15

Explore the world of plants, insects and animals. Find out who really is the “Good Guy” or “Bad Guy.” There will be crafting, cooking and learning. Snack provided.

• Registration begins May 1 and continues Monday-Friday at the Cooperative Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

You must register in person. Bring insurance information with you. Questions? call 704-216-8970. No registrations will be taken over the telephone.

• Participants must have completed kindergarten. Grade listed is the grade the youth just completed.

• The Extension Office is closed Memorial Day, May 29.

• Activities are open to all youth. You do not have to be a 4-H member. Be aware of the age/grade limitations for each activity.

• Checks/money orders should be made payable to Rowan County CES. No registrations will be accepted without payment.

• All fees are non-refundable unless the class is filled to capacity or is cancelled.

• Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

• All classes and events are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation.

• For all trips and activities, Rowan County Cooperative Extension, its staff, and volunteers are not responsible for sunburn or insect bites and will not administer either sunscreen or insect repellant. Parent/guardian is responsible for applying these protective agents.

• All events operate under the 4-H Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure which is a condition of participation in 4-H events and activities.

• Those with disabilities and those  with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Amy-Lynn Albertson, County Extension Director, at 704-216-8970 or amy_albertson@ncsu.edu at least seven days prior.

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