Summer Camps
Wake County 4-H week at Betsy-Jeff Penn took place June 18–23, 2017! 
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YOU can give children a summer experience to remember by making a donation or getting involved. All camp scholarship recipients face financial hardship that would prevent them from attending camp without aid, and our scholarship process emphasizes family and youth participation. 
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Wake County 4-H Camp Week 2017
Wake County 4-H Youth Development partners with Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center each year for an exceptional summer camp program. This year's camp took place from June 18 to June 23, 2017.
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center is located in Reidsville and is accredited by the American Camping Association. Wake County 4-H provides charter bus transportation to and from camp. Camp fees include insurance, all meals, transportation, a camp t-shirt and camp store money. There are three options for campers during this week.
Traditional campers are ages 8–12 and have a week of camp filled with archery, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, rock wall climbing, and arts and craft. Evening activities include a talent show, land and water sports, a dance, and campfires (with s'mores!). The cost for traditional camp is $450.
Adventurer campers are ages 12–14 and do some of the traditional camp activities like archery, swimming and canoeing, but also learn some more advanced outdoor skills such as orienteering, cooking meals on campfires, and preparing a safe campsite. Adventurer campers sleep in tents two nights during the week of camp, but do not go horseback riding. Adventurers participate in the talent show, dance, and land and water sports during the evenings. The cost for Adventurer camp is $450.
Trekker campers are ages 13–14 and are focused on some advanced outdoor activities during the camp week. They learn how to canoe and learn advanced canoeing skills, as well as how to rock climb. A highlight for the Trekkers is a two-day, off-site climbing and river canoeing trip. Because of the off-site trip, Trekkers do not participate in the talent show or land and water sports, but they are back at camp in time for the dance on Thursday evening. The cost for Trekker camp is $470.
Wake 4-H Camp Week Payment
You will be contacted after your child is registered with full information about completing camper forms and how to make the camp payment. The full amount is due after registering. 
Scholarship applications are available in February of each year.
Registration Process
Please use the links above to register for camp spaces. Once you complete the online registration, a complete camper packet will be emailed to you. All of the camp forms will be in the registration packet. One of the forms needs to be signed by a medical provider, so please make arrangements for that prior to camp. The medical form also needs to be notarized, which can be done at the Camp Orientation.
Contact Us or call 919-250-1100.



Day Camp Options

All 2017 programs are full with waiting lists.
Thank you for your interest in 4-H Summer Day Camp Programs. 
Teen Choice Camp (July 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27) This camp is currently FULL and has a waiting list.
Rising 9th–12th-graders are invited to attend the Teen Choice Camp to learn about leadership, civic engagement, service learning and workforce development. Camp is 9 a.m.–3 p.m. daily at the NC Cooperative Extension, Wake County Center (4001-E Carya Drive, Raleigh). Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Cost is FREE. All teens who are attending NC 4-H Congress must also attend Teen Choice Camp. Space is limited to 25 on a first-come, first-served basis. Breakfast and lunch is provided each day.   
NC 4-H Congress (July 29–August 1) This program is currently FULL and has a waiting list.

NC 4-H Congress is the statewide leadership event for rising 9th–12th-graders in NC 4-H at the McKimmon Center on NCSU’s campus. Transportation is not provided to and from the Congress but is provided for trips during the NC 4-H Congress program. Cost is $175. Limited financial assistance is available. All teens who are attending NC 4-H Congress must also attend Teen Choice Camp. The Congress schedule varies each day, as outlined below: 
    Saturday, July 29, 6–9 p.m.
    Sunday, July 30, 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
    Monday, July 31, 8 a.m.–midnight (Candlelight clover and dance)
    Tuesday, August 1, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. 
College Road Trips (August 7, 8, 9 & 10) This program is currently FULL and has a waiting list.
Rising middle and high school students are invited to join us for college campus visits. Youth can register individually for each session and can attend as few or as many tours as they wish. Cost is free. Youth need to bring money for lunch on campus ($10 or less) or can bring their own. Pickup and dropoff is at the Extension office daily. Space is limited to 30 spots for each trip. Times are subject to change.
    FULL / HAS WAITLIST     Monday, August 7, NCSU, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 
    FULL / HAS WAITLIST     Wednesday, August 9, UNC, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
    FULL / HAS WAITLIST     Thursday, August 10, NC Central, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
    FULL / HAS WAITLIST      Tuesday, August 8, Wake Tech & St. Aug's, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
CSI Camp with the City of Raleigh Police Department (August 14–18) This program is currently FULL and has a waiting list.
Rising middle schoolers are invited to discover the science behind solving crimes during a fun week with police officers from the City of Raleigh Police Department and 4-H. Participants will learn about the science of solving crimes and will meet guest speakers on law enforcement and emergency management careers. Campers will also learn about brain science and how they can plan for their own success. Cost is FREE. Campers in City of Raleigh have first priority. Camp will be held at the Crosby-Garfield Building (568 E. Lenoir St., Raleigh). Camp runs from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. daily. Breakfast and lunch is provided each day.