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Summer Fun: N.C. Cooperative Extension Summer Youth Program

Registration will begin Monday, May 6 and continue Monday-Friday through May 31 at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. You must register in person. No registrations will be taken over the telephone or via email.

NOTE:  Participants must have completed kindergarten. Grade listed is for the grade youth were in for 2018-2019.

Registration is a two-step process.

1. A registration form must be completed and brought with you to the Extension office when you register. Payment is due at the time of registration. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. The registration form can be found at rowan.ces.ncsu.edu or at the Extension office. This will register your child for 4-H Summer Fun participation, but step 2 (below) must be completed as well. First come, first served. Workshops fill up fast.

2. You MUST enroll your child in 4HOnline, the online 4-H enrollment system. This is a required part of Summer Fun participation. This enrollment ensures that we have parent contact information, health/medical information in case of an accident, completed authorization forms and knowledge of who can pick up your child. If your child has already enrolled in the system for 2019, you do not need to fill out another enrollment form. You can access 4HOnline at nc.4honline.com.

If your child is not registered in 4HOnline by May 31, then your child will no longer be registered to participate in the classes selected and the registration fee will not be refunded.

We will then invite those on our waiting list to register.

• Summer Fun is open to all youth, even if they are not a current 4-H member.

• Please notice the age/grade limitations for each of the classes offered.

• All classes will meet at Rowan County Cooperative Extension unless noted otherwise in the class description..

• 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.

•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.

• Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Laura Allen, 4-H agent, at least 14 days prior to the event.

• The Extension Office will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

Holidays in June

Thursday, June 20. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost:  $10

Ages: 9-13. Class limit: 15

Come gear up for the Christmas holiday season in June. The day will be filled with baking and decorating cookies and preparing delicious holiday treats. We will also spend time creating holiday crafts. Participants will be able to eat the snacks they create. Bring a bag lunch and wear clothes that could get a little messy.

Holidays in June

Friday, June 21. 9 a.m. -noon.

Cost:  $5

Ages: K-second (5-8)   Class limit: 12

Gear up for the Christmas season in June. Participants will spend one and a half hours baking and decorating cookies and one and a half hours completing holiday crafts. Participants will eat the snacks they create!

Scientist for a Day

Monday, June 24, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: $10

Ages: 9-18. Class limit: 12

Do you love science and hands-on learning? If so, travel with us to the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis for a STEM Exploration Day.STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Participants will learn pipetting and other lab techniques and be involved in a DNA extraction and other exciting activities. All participants will meet at the Extension office and transportation will be provided. Participants must wear closed toe, closed heel shoes and long hair should be pulled back. Bring a bag lunch.

4-H Helping Hands

Tuesday, June 25, 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Cost:  $5

Ages: 9-18. Class limit:  10

Do you want the warm, fuzzy feeling you get from helping others? Do you need some community service hours to help boost your resume for scholarship and college applications? If so, join us at the Extension Office and then travel with us to Main Street Marketplace in China Grove as we lend a helping hand to those in need. We will sort food and clothing and assist those visiting the Marketplace. Wear closed toe, closed heel shoes and comfortable clothing. Drinks and snacks provided. Bring a bag lunch.

Adulting 101

June 26-27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost:  $15

Ages: 12-18. Class limit: 12

Join us as we prepare to launch into adulthood.During this fun, two day class we will explore adult responsibilities such as managing income, vehicle maintenance, basics of laundry (including how to sew on a button) and more.Participants should dress in comfortable clothes and closed toe, closed heel shoes. Bring a bag lunch each day.

Farm to Fork

July 8-10, 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $15

Ages: 9-18. Class limit: 10

Participants will spend three days learning about vegetable production. Participants will get to pick vegetables from the garden at the Agricultural Center and use those products to make their snacks and lunches for the three days. Participants will also get to visit a local produce and livestock farm in Rowan County. Each participant will need to wear closed toe, closed heel shoes and old clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty. Prepare for being outdoors in the sun.

3-2-1 Blast Off

July 18, 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $5

Ages: 9-13. Class limit:  10

Let’s discover the world of rockets and rocket science.We will build our own rockets and test them for lift off. Please wear tennis shoes, no flip flops. Snacks will be provided.

Bats, Bees & Butterflies

July 23-25, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $15

Grades: K-second (5-8)    Class limit: 15

Explore the wonderful world of bats, bees and butterflies.Each day will have a different theme and the snacks, activities and speakers will be based on that theme. It will be lots of fun. Eat lunch before you come, wear old clothes that could get dirt or paint on them, and wear closed toe, closed heel shoes. No flip flops.

Backyard Naturalist

July 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

Ages: 9-18. Class limit: 15

Attention outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife watchers. Explore the native flora and fauna of the Piedmont. All participants will meet at the South Rowan Regional Library. During the class, we will explore the trails and creeks of Lake Corriher Wilderness Park. We will learn how to identify common native trees, look for native wildlife, discover animal signs, and make our own plaster cast tracks to take home. Dress for mess. Please wear tennis shoes or hiking shoes. We will be outside part of the time and the trail may be muddy. Bug spray and sunscreen are recommended. Bring a bag lunch and bottle of water. Snacks are provided.

Backyard Naturalist

July 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost:  $5

Grades: K-second (5-8) Class limit: 15

Join us as we explore the native flora and fauna of the Piedmont. All participants will meet at the South Rowan Regional Library. During the class, we will explore the trails and creeks of Lake Corriher Wilderness Park. We will learn how to identify common native trees, look for native wildlife, discover animal signs and make our own plaster cast tracks to take home. Dress for mess. Please wear tennis shoes or hiking shoes. We will be outside part of the time and the trail may be muddy. Bug spray and sunscreen are recommended. Bring a bag lunch and bottle of water. Snacks are provided.

Dash & Dot Robotics

July 31, 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: $10

Grades: K-third. Class limit: 12

This workshop will introduce kindergarten to third-grade participants to the basics of Dash and Dot robots. Participants will learn to program Dash and Dot robots and learn problem solving while building their imagination. These robots are fun, exciting and appropriate for this young age. Snacks will be provided.

Robotics

Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $15

Grades: fourth-seventh. Class limit: 20

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of EV-3 robots. Participants will build a basic robot and learn some basic concepts of programming robots. Bring a bag lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Advanced Robotics

Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $15

Grades: fourth-seventh.  Class limit:  20

This workshop will allow participants to explore the sensors on EV-3 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 will be provided.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University are collectively committed to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

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