2023 Summer Exploring With 4-H

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Come explore your interests and learn something new this summer with 4-H! Summer Exploring is a series of fun, educational short-term programs designed to help youth explore new ideas and their areas of interest. They also socialize, and programs help young minds stay active during summer months. See more information for each 2023 program below.

summer exploring collageGrill Skills: Youth ages 10-18 will learn about the art and science of grilling on June 9. The day camp location is in Watauga County at Shipley Farms, but transportation will be provided to and from Lenoir. The cost is $15.

Horsemanship Camp: Camp will be June 12-14 from 9 a.m. to noon each day, and youth ages 5-14 are eligible to register. The address is 4912 Carpenter Rd, Granite Falls, NC (near Baton Elementary), and the cost is $45.

Art Camp with Debbie: Learn about printmaking in a hands-on way. For ages 7-11, sessions will be July 11-13 from 9:30-12:30. For ages 12-18, sessions will be July 18-20 from 9:30-12:30. Both groups will meet at Caldwell County Meeting Rooms, which are below the libraary in Lenoir. The cost is $15 for instruction and supplies.

Cloverbuds at the Farm: On August 7 from 9:00-12:00, youth ages 5-8 can learn about animals and life on a farm. The address is 4912 Carpenter Rd, Granite Falls, NC (near Baton Elementary), and the cost is $15.

Register on Eventbrite!

How to register and enroll

Complete registration through this Eventbrite page to reserve your spots. Then, youth must enroll in 4-H, which is free to do, prior to the start of the selected program(s). To enroll, visit v2.4honline.com.

If you have issues registering on Eventbrite or enrolling in 4-H Online, please contact the Caldwell County Extension Center at 828-757-1290.

We will be happy to work with you to accommodate your child’s needs. Please submit accommodation requests related to a disability to the Extension Center at least three weeks prior to an event.

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About 4-H

4-H is a youth development organization open to youth ages 5-18.

To get started, fill out an enrollment form on 4-H Online. Then join a 4-H club, pick a project or sign up for a short-term program like ones offered during Summer Exploring!


We will be happy to work with you to accommodate your child’s needs. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least three weeks prior to an event to Caldwell County Extension Center at 828-757-1290.

For all programs, parents and all participating youth are required to sign a Code of Conduct form, which outlines behavioral standards. This aids 4-H in fostering an environment for positive youth development.