Get Involved With Burke County 4-H

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

In celebrating National 4-H Week on October 2nd-8th, Burke County 4-H would like to encourage you to find out more about our 4-H programs. 4-H Clubs meet year round throughout the county and focus on a large variety of programs. Whatever you are interested in, there is a 4-H club and project for you. Burke County 4-H clubs also work hard to on community service and citizenship projects throughout the year so that our youth learn how to better our community. Those interested can also start their own club at any time to share the events, resources, and learning of Burke County 4-H. All youth ages 5 to 19 are welcome to come out and be a part of our 4-H programs. There are also many other ways to be involved with 4-H such as attending overnight 4-H summer camps, summer fun activities as well as local, district, and state competitions.

One excellent way to become involved in the 4-H program is through 4-H Camp. In the summer of 2012, Burke County 4-H will be camping at the Eastern 4-H Center in Columbia, North Carolina on the North Carolina coast. The Eastern 4-H Center is the newest of 4-H’s summer camp centers with many exciting activities there focused on nature on the Atlantic coast. Now is a great time to begin thinking about summer plans, as our reserved camping spots will fill up fast. There are also many other summer camp opportunities available through 4-H. 

Burke County 4-H would like to take this time to thank all of your wonderful 4-H volunteers. Each year our volunteers spend an incredible amount of time working with our 4-H youth and 4-H programs by leading activities, organizing events and helping with 4-H project work. All of our volunteers realize the need for strong role models for today’s youth. These valuable 4-H volunteers continue to help make the best better in 4-H as they help mold future of our community. Volunteering through 4-H is also a way for adults to contribute positively back to their community. This year over 400 people have volunteered their time and efforts to Burke County 4-H programs. 

You can become part of the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility by visiting the Burke County Cooperative Extension website at and following the links marked 4-H & Youth. You can also learn more about Burke County 4-H by visiting our Facebook page and following us on Twitter, just search for Burke County 4-H. If you would like to find out how you can get your children involved in the 4-H program or how you can become a 4-H volunteer please contact John Davis, 4-H Agent at 439-4460

John Davis
Extension Agent