4-H Summer Fun Openings

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Burke County 4-H is still working hard to offer some exciting classes and trips for a SUMMER of FUN.

On Wednesday, July 15th, Burke County 4-H will be hosting a pioneer day for youth ages 8 and up. Participants will have the opportunity to venture back in time with a fun-filled day of activities from the pioneer times. Enjoy making toys, playing games, and even “ole’ timey schoolin’ and music’. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The cost for the day will be $30 per person and space is limited and will be filled on first-come first served basis.

The NC Hunter Safety Course being held on Wednesday, July 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 3 :00 p.m. has a few spaces available for youth ages 10 and up. Participants will receive their Hunter Safety Certification once successfully completing the exam at the end of the course. A NC Wildlife Officer and instructors will lead the class. Participants will need to bring a bag lunch and drink. Cost for the day is $15 and snacks will be provided.

There are also openings for the Anchors Away Class on July 28th. Participants ages 8 and up will have fun learning facts, playing games, and making crafts as they explore the culture of Africa and Egypt. The class will be held from 9 -3 p.m. and will cost $20 per person, which includes all supplies and snacks. Participants will need to bring their own bag lunch and drink.

Youth wanting to learn where their food comes from, visit a farmer’s market, or even prepare their own dish needs to attend the Farm to Fork day on Wednesday, July 29th from 9 -3 p.m. This class is open to youth ages 5 and up and participants will prepare their own lunch with some ingredients purchased at the Farmer’s Market. Cost for the day is $25. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come basis.

And finally, the Rainforest Adventures to be held on Thursday, July 30th has openings for youth ages 8 and up. This class only cost $20 per person and will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building from 9-3:00 p.m. Participants will have fun enjoying activities and learning about animals, plants, and activities of the Rainforest. All participants will have the opportunity to make a variety of items to take home.

There are several forms that parents MUST complete for youth to participate in these Summer Fun opportunities. Youth DO NOT have to be members of 4-H to participate. For more information or to sign-up, stop by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center 4-H Office on Ammons Drive in Morganton or call 439-4460.