2022 Franklin County 4-H Sizzling Summer Sessions

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Join us for Sizzling Summer Sessions 2022 where we offer face-to-face opportunities for youth ages 5-18 to actively create lasting summer memories through engaging fun and hands-on activities. Camp times may vary. 

Registration is online for all Franklin County 4-H Sizzling Summer sessions.

For more information, you may contact the local 4-H office at meg_wyatt@ncsu.edu or 919-496-3344.

Additional information:

  • The location of the camps will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center. If the camp takes place at another location, transportation is provided but will still meet at theN.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., in Louisburg.
  • Youth must be enrolled in 4-H Online to sign up.You MUST register as a 4-H Member not participant in order for your registration to be considered complete.
  • Each camper is encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle.
  • Each program will provide water and snacks.
  • Masks are not required at this time but may change as updates from CDC and local health department are shared.
  • Social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed.
  •  Youth must be at least 5 years old as of Jan 1, 2022, to participate in 4-H.

CAMPS

Exploring NC State Parks-Week 1:June 13th, 15th and 16th

Times: Varies-please see description

Ages: 8 and Up

Week 1 of exploring NC State Parks will consist of visits to Carvers Creek, Lake Waccamaw, and Hammocks Beach State Parks. Keep in mind that there will be a variety of physical activity including hiking for a couple miles at each park. In addition to hiking some of the activities that we will do include a mussels program, tour the Rockefeller grounds, and have a ferry ride. Some of the parks are a bit of a drive so be prepared for the van ride. We will meet at the Extension office at 8:30 a.m. on 13th, 7:30 a.m. on 15th, and 7:30 a.m. on 16th. Arrival back to office will be shared later but do not see past 6 p.m. as a return time. Please bring a bag lunch each day, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, change of clothes (just in case) and shoes that can get a little wet. Please bring closed toed and comfortable shoes for hiking.

Exploring NC State Parks-Week 2: June 20th, 22nd, and 24th

Time: Varies-please see description

Ages: 8 and Up

Week 2 of exploring NC State Parks will consist of visits to Merchants Millpond, Goose Creek, and Falls Lake State Parks. Keep in mind that there will be a variety of physical activity including hiking for a couple miles at each park. In addition to hiking some of the activities that we will do include a canoe program , boardwalk exploration, netting, fishing, and microscope experiments. We will meet at the Extension office at 8 a.m. on the 20th, 8 a.m. on the 22nd, and 9 a.m. on the 24th. Arrival back to the office will be shared later but do not see past 6 p.m. as a return time. Please bring a bag lunch each day, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, a change of clothes (just in case) and shoes that can get a little wet. Please bring closed-toed and comfortable shoes for hiking.

June 27th-30th: Cooking with Emotions

Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 to 12

Youth will learn their way around the kitchen this week as they prepare and cook. You will cook simple kid-friendly foods while learning how to manage natural emotions that we feel as human beings during social emotional lessons. Youth will also explore some gardening projects.

July 5th: Cloverbuds Bug Out Day

Time: 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Ages: 5 to 8

Do you love bugs, butterflies, and insects? Join us for a full day of all kinds of activities about bugs, spiders, butterflies, and insects. Some activities will include making our own backyard bug snacks, Bug-I-Spy bags, fingerprint bugs, and so much much. Bring a bag lunch.

July 6th-7th: Bees & Beyond

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: 9 and up

Come out to learn more about the importance of bees and the products bees give us. Youth will get to work with expert beekeepers and visit a local apiary (beehives). Youth will have the opportunity to suit up like beekeepers as well. Please bring a bag lunch each day.

July 12th-14th: Cloverbuds Science Camp

Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 to 8

Looking for some experiments to do during the summer months? Come join us for lots of fun hands-on science experiments that will blow your mind and may make you ask questions. You may even learn a little during the summer! We will be doing floating ink, swimming fish, invisible messages, paper towel art, static electricity, and so much more. We will also be making some of our snacks from science.

July 21st-22nd: Expressive Arts

Time: 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ages: 9 and up

Expressive Arts camp will include making a journal/sketchbook from scratch, DIY scratchboards, a guided painting lesson to make a summer-themed door hanger and much more! The size of the hanger is 14″. Class includes cut-out, hanger, ribbon and all art supplies.

July 22nd: Cloverbuds Expressive Arts

Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 to 8

Join us for an afternoon of painting. Youth will get a chance to paint a summer-themed door hanger with a guided paint instructor. The size of the hanger is 14″. Class includes cut-out, hanger, ribbon and all art supplies.

July 26th-28th: Makers’ Space

Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 to 12

Three days packed with youth using their imagination and creativity to build, create, and put to use challenges by using an assortment of materials given some direction. Some challenges may include building challenges, up-cycle challenges, design challenges and using brain flakes, dominos and pattern blocks to do challenges. Be sure to bring your creativity with you! This is by far one of the most fun camps loved by youth!