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4-H, Extension to have summer camps

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Brunswick County 4-H, sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, will offer a variety of activities, field trips and day camps for children ages 5-19 through the 4-H Summer Enrichment Program, Passport to Adventure. There are still some open spots for these camps.

This week’s featured camps for 9 to 12-year-olds are as follows:

Wednesday, June 15, travel to Airlie Gardens for a walk through the gardens, learn the rich history, visit the Butterfly Garden and do some hands-on environmental science research.

Thursday, June 16, travel “Back in Time” to visit historic Poplar Grove and Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington.

Other camps with openings in June include:

June 23: Visit Wilmington’s Cape Fear Museum and the Railroad Museum for hands-on exploration.

June 28: Travel to Cameron Art Museum for a guided tour and then work in one of the studios to create your own piece of art. In the afternoon, local artist Katrina Fairbanks will provide instruction in some hands-on art.

June 29: Calling all past embryology students from the elementary schools. We will do our own embryology class, “FOWL language,” and will be hatching some ducks and chickens and learning about turkeys, as well as constructing posters for a local 4-H poster contest.

Register through the Cooperative Extension 4-H office in person, via mail or online at www.brunswick.ces.ncsu.edu. A registration fee of $15 covers the cost of your child’s Passport to Adventure 4-H T-shirt, a CD slideshow of the summer’s activities, as well as the end of the summer Moon Bounce party.

 A list of full activities and camps are available at the extension office by calling 253-2610 or online at www.brunswickco4h.shutterfly.com/summerfun. For more information about the Brunswick County 4-H Youth Development Program and the many opportunities offered, contact Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, at angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu or Gina Britton, 4-H secretary, at gina_britton@ncsu.edu.