Summer Camps
Registration for Betsy-Jeff Penn Camp Week 2017 is Open!
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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.
Wake County 4-H Camp Week 2017
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Pay camp fees online. 
Wake County 4-H Youth Development is partnering with Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center for an exceptional summer camp program 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.
Payment is due prior to camp. Payment arrangements are available. A deposit of $100 is due by March 1, 2017, to hold your camp space. If you register after March 1, please send your deposit at the same time you register for camp.
Payments can be made online using the link above, or they can be mailed to our office at 4001 Carya Dr. Suite E Raleigh, NC 27610. You may also drop off your payment to the
4-H office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
Please make sure you write your camper's name on the check!
Checks should be made payable to Wake County 4-H.
Limited financial assistance is available for families, but full scholarships are not available. Current 4-H members and previous campers will have priority consideration for scholarships. Please contact us for details.
Registration Process
Please use the links above to register for camp spaces. Once you complete the online registration, a complete camper packet will be mailed 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.
Camp Orientation
Campers and parents are strongly encouraged to attend the 4-H Camp Orientation on May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building (4000 Carya Drive, Raleigh). At Orientation, you will hear from previous campers, meet camp staff, see a slideshow about camp, and have an opportunity to make camp payments, drop off forms, or get forms notarized.
Contact Us or call 919-250-1100.