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There are three 4-H camps throughout the state. For more than 80 years, North Carolina 4-H camping has taught youth life skills each year to more than 11,000 youth from across the state.

4-H camp is a great way for youth to meet new friends and try new experiences in a traditional summer camp setting. While at camp, youth participate in a variety of activities including: archery, canoeing, challenge courses, hiking, horseback riding (at certain locations), and arts & crafts.

Each camp is accredited by the American Camp Association each camp center and is highly ranked for safety, educational and youth benefit statuses. Camps are fully staffed with a Center Director, Program Directors, and Counselors along with

Facility Maintenance Supervisors, and Food Service Supervisors who are all trained to ensure your child has a wonderful and safe experience.

Camp Facts

  • You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend camp
  • Youth from Transylvania county can attend camp as a group. This group usually attends Betsy-Jeff Penn for six days during the summer as part of a multi-county cluster. Chaperones and transportation are provided. Dates vary.
  • Traditional camp age is 8-14 but may vary depending on availability and location.
  • Tuition for camp varies but there are often scholarships available to help cover all or part of the costs. Please reach out to Sarah at seholden@ncsu.edu or 828-884-3109 for more information.

Additional Resources

General Camp Information

Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp

The Eastern Center 4-H Camp

Millstone 4-H Camp

Transylvania County 4-H will not be attending camp as a group in 2022. However individuals are welcome to attend independently for any of the regular or specialty camps. If you are interested in attending as an individual please contact Sarah at seholden@ncsu.edu. If you are interested in attending as a group please check back in January of 2023 for next year’s details.