Registration Now Open For 4-H Farm To Fork Day Camp
Youth ages 6 to 12 are invited to participate in Haywood Extension 4-H Farm to Fork Day Camp, sponsored by Farm Bureau. The theme for this year’s Farm to Fork Day Camp is “Heritage Farming in Appalachia.” The camp will be held July 31 to August 2 from 9am to 3pm at the Extension Center.
The mountains that we call home are rich in the farming heritage of our ancestors and modern day neighbors. Day campers will complete hands-on activities to learn about their food and explore local farms in the area, including the historical farm on the Great Smoky Mountain Parkway in Cherokee. Youth will experience activities involving making homemade ice cream, Appalachian storytelling, and traditional Appalachian crafts.
4-Hers 13 to 18 are invited to participate as youth leaders to gain leadership skills and lead activities during the camp.
The cost for the Farm to Fork Day Camp is $35; which includes all materials and snacks. 4-Her’s will need to bring a bag lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen each day. To register call the Extension Center at 456-3575.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are developing leadership, citizenship, public speaking, decision-making, and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. There are six 4-H clubs in Haywood County, numerous special interest programs, school enrichment programs, day camps, and opportunities for youth to “learn while doing.” 4-H is part of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.