Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

Discovery 100 Summer Enrichment Program June 22, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 3:06 pm

In an effort to offer county residents an educational & fun outlet for their children, Brunswick County 4-H has over 25 events still planned for their summer “Discovery 100” program.  During the last two weeks, youth from all across the county have enjoyed exciting trips to Indigo Farms, the USS NC Battleship, the traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial, Popular Grove Plantation, Thalian Hall, Screen Gem Studios, Wonderland Farms, & attended an educational workshop on wind energy taught by one of 4-H’s own members, Perry Grosch.

Savannah works on her boat during Power of the Wind.

Savannah works on her boat during Power of the Wind.

Day camp activities are available now through August and two overnight, week- long camps are also being offered.  Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H center is available for youth ages 8-14 and includes horseback riding, canoeing, archery, climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, nature exploration, high ropes, and much more.  4-H State Congress is for youth ages 13-19 held at North Carolina State University and includes state presentations, horticulture judging, fashion revue, poultry judging, talent show, community service projects, elections, banquets, dance socials, and more.

On the porch steps at Poplar Grove Plantation.

On the porch steps at Poplar Grove Plantation.


A list of full activities and camps is available at the extension office, 910-253-2610, or on our website. For more information about the Brunswick County 4-H Youth Development Program and the many opportunities offered, contact 4-H Agent, Blair Green at or 4-H Program Assistant, Leslie Wilson at

Here’s a schedule of the remaining activities:
June 24                     Behind the Scenes (Brunswick Co. EMS, Star-News, & WECT-TV 6)
June 25                     Kickin up Dirt (horticulture & gardening)
June 26                     District Activity Day (presentations @ New Hanover County)
June 29                     Up to Speed (UNCW high ropes course)
June 30                     Dirty Jobs (WASTEC, Landfill, & Wastewater Treatment Plant)
July 7                                     Slick Track (Cape Fear Museum & Cape Fear Serpentarium)
July 8                                     Chasin’ Butterflies (Airlie Gardens)
July 9                                     Blowin Steam (Henrietta Cruise boat on the Cape Fear River)
July 10, 20, & 23      Victory Lane (3 day camp- Thunder Alley bowling alley, water aerobics, roller skating, Gymnastics Unlimited, & swimming)
July 13 & 15              “Darling”ton 500 (cake decorating, jewelry making, & sewing)
July 14                       Fort Fisher 500 (NC Aquarium & crabbing in the salt marsh)
July 16                       Fill the Tank (NC Aquarium & crabbing in the salt marsh)
July 17                       Paddle to the Finish (NC Aquarium & canoeing)
July 20-24                 4-H Congress (NCSU University in Raleigh)
July 20                       Pocono Poultry 400 (state poultry judging competition in Raleigh)
July 20                       Green Speedway (state horticulture judging competition in Raleigh)
July 21                       Grease Monkeys (Children’s Museum & Monkey Joe’s)
July 22                       Space Race (Museum of Coastal Carolina & Ingram Planeterium)
July 27 & 29              Do “the Wave” (Surf camp at Carolina Beach)
July 28                       Inside the Track (Thunder Alley Bowling Lanes & Wilmington’s Ice House Skating rink) 
July 30                       Ecosystem Exploits (environmental education day at the 4-H office)
August 2-7                Summer Camp at Betsy-Jeff Penn
August 4 & 7             Spinning Around (Duck, Duck, Goose & Lowe’s birdhouse creation) 
August 5                    Concession Stand (fun food day at the 4-H office)
August 6 & 10           In a Flash (Franklin Square Art Gallery pottery & photography workshop)
August 12                  Finish Line (Ice Cream Sundae Party at the 4-H office)


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