Carteret County Goes to Camp

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Carteret County Youth attend Summer Camp

Summer is an exciting time – the anticipation of longer days, later bedtimes, time with friends and SUMMER CAMP!

North Carolina 4-H offers three camp locations across the state; Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, located in Reidsville, Millstone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe and Eastern 4-H Center, located in Columbia. The 4-H camp experience allows youth to learn while participating in a number of outdoor and indoor activities, including kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, learning about nature, performing in skits and even perfecting their aim in archery. Campers also develop life skills of communication, teamwork and challenging their comfort zones.

With the help of Carteret County Farm Bureau, six Carteret County youth attended residential summer camp this summer. Camp is a 6-day, 5-night, all inclusive experience for youth ages 8-14. To learn more about North Carolina 4-H’s residential camp opportunities, visit the 4-H Camps and Center’s page or call the Carteret County 4-H Office at 252.222.6375.

2023 Camp Registration opens October, 2022

2023 camp spots will be available beginning in October, 2022. To save your child’s spot, contact Registration information, camp dates and camp fee schedule will also be available in October of 2022.

Bus and youth preparing to leave for camp.

Youth from Carteret and Onslow Counties rode together to camp.

Arriving at camp

Upon arrival, campers meet their counselors and other campers and set up their bunks.

Crabbing on the dock

Youth have the opportunity to try crabbing on the dock at Eastern 4-H Center.

Playing GaGa Ball

Outdoor games, like GaGa Ball, are enjoyed by campers everyday.

Preparing for Giant Swing

Youth prepare to go on the Giant Swing.

Color Wars

Every year, all campers participate in Color Wars. This is a team activity where youth are given challenges they must complete for their team.

Friends at camp

Taking a friend along with you to camp is always a great idea.

Paddle Boarding

Campers have the opportunity to participate in many water activities including sound swims, kayaking and paddle boarding.

Rock Climbing is one activity that youth enjoy while attending camp at Eastern 4-H Center.

Rock Climbing is one activity that youth enjoy while attending camp at Eastern 4-H Center.

Camper and Counselor

Camp counselors come from a variety of places. Campers in 2022 had counselors from NC, SC, VA, England, Australia, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.

Campers at the dance

One camp tradition is the dance. One night, during each week of camp, campers enjoy music and fellowship.

Campers at Eastern Center sign

One last picture in our camp shirts in front of the Eastern 4-H Center sign. Until next year!