4-H Summer Fun With School Summer Programs

— Written By
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Cherokee County schools are lucky to have two different summer camp programs for youth across the county to attend. The 21st Century After School Program Summer Camp is held at two locations, Andrews Elementary and Murphy Elementary. The regular Cherokee County After School Program at Murphy Elementary host a summer camp open to any student that is enrolled in a Cherokee County School grades Pre K – 5th. Cherokee County 4-H partnered with both of the after school care programs this summer to provide some fun experiences for both groups.

kids playing in a gym

Pre-K and Kindergarten students playing Fruit Salad.

The Cherokee County Schools After School program participated in the N.C. Cooperative Extension program Steps to Health Kids Club this summer taught by 4-H Extension Agent, Shannon Coleman. During Kids Club the student learned about the different food groups and participated in active play, which is basically exercise hidden in a fun game that got the students moving and exercising in a fun manner.

kids playing Hot Potato

Hot potato game

Youth were given water bottles to encourage drinking water and jump ropes to encourage exercise at home. Parents received information sheets each week, which ranged from the different My Plate food groups to cutting back on screen time at home. These handouts often included great healthy recipes and ways families could include nutritional foods in their daily lives.


Summer camp youth excited about all completion celebration gifts.

Cherokee County 4-H has had a partnership with the Cherokee County Schools 21st Century Learning Centers After School Program for several years. We have provided 4-H curriculum training to their site directors as well as worked in their summer camps to provide 4-H curriculum to the youth during the summer.

This summer 4-H worked with the youth on cooking skills with recipes from the 4-H Cooking 101-401 curriculum. The students would be provided with a different recipe each week as well as some kitchen tips from food safety, knife safety, how to store eggs, how to measure, doubling recipes, and much more. Older youth were allowed to help with food prep whenever possible and even got to practice proper knife handling skills. Each week there was a different recipe and kitchen safety or food safety topic that was presented. Students at Murphy and Andrews 21st Century Learning Centers After School Summer Program participated, ranging in age from kindergarten to 7th grade.

people in kitchen child cutting vegetables

kids preparing vegetables