Extension News: 4-H summer fun is back!

Apr. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Looking for something to do this summer when school gets out? Instead of staying inside the house, playing video games and getting bored, how about learning new things and participating in some awesome hands-on activities? If that sounds like a cool way to spend your summer, then get involved in the 4-H Summer Fun program! The 4-H Summer Fun program allows young people to engage their hands and minds in well designed, age appropriate activities. These activities are selected and designed to help children develop important life skills as well as have a great time.   

This year’s program promises to be an exciting endeavor for youth of all ages. The classes will focus on allowing young people to discover different interest areas in an enjoyable and hands-on fashion. This year, each week will focus on a different topic or “theme” and registrants will sign up for the entire week of a subject area, as opposed to an individual class. The classes during the week will be progressive, with each one building on the last. Summer Fun topics this year will include robotics, gardening, outdoor adventure, fitness, quilting, sewing, crafts, science, animals, expressive arts, baking and cooking.

At the conclusion of the Summer Fun program, we will hold a celebration for all of the youth who participated in the program! There will be food, drinks and fun, with each young person being recognized for participating in the program.   

4-H Summer Fun is for the whole family, and you do not have to be a 4-H member to take part. Parents can register their child on-line at our website: http://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/lee-summer-fun/ starting April 30 until all of the classes are full. If someone does not have access to a computer, they may come into the Extension Office and register their child for classes between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the registration dates. A schedule of classes and registration forms will soon be available on the website as well. If you have questions about the Summer Fun program, you may call the Lee County 4-H office at (919) 775-5624.

Bill Stone is Lee County Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development.