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Students take part in 4-H summer camps

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Brunswick County 4-H Summer Fun Program, Passport to Adventure, has gotten off to an amazing start, organizers say.

Campers started with adventures in gardening led by Master Gardener volunteer June Summers, where 4-Hers got their hands dirty planting and painting, and they visited the County Extension greenhouse. 

The 9- to 12-year-old campers have already traveled “back in time” by visiting Poplar Grove and Bellamy Mansion; and had an adventure at Airlie Gardens. Campers have even had museum adventures, learning how to be a pirate at Cape Fear Museum and how to conduct a train at Wilmington Railroad Museum. 

TiLT teens Kenan Bridges and Sammi Lawrence took 4-Hers on a trip to “Never, Never Land,” training the campers to put on a production of “Peter Pan” in the morning, then took them for a photo shoot at Time 2 Remember portrait studio. 

Cloverbuds have enjoyed science adventures led by TiLT teen Angelique Apple and taking care of baby led by adult volunteer Stephanie Jones. 

Campers are looking forward to many more adventures throughout the summer. Most camps are full, but call for possible openings. 

4-H is a year-round youth development organization, with many activities and clubs. Interested parents and youth can contact the Brunswick County 4-H office at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Center for more information on how to join. 

For more information about the Brunswick County 4-H Youth Development Program and the many opportunities offered, contact 4-H Agent, Blair Green at blair_wooten@ncsu.edu , or 4-H Program Assistant, Angie Lawrence at angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu.