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Swain County 4-H July 2023 Summer Fun Programs

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honey and beekeeper


Enjoy a sweet time touring Wehrloom Honey & Meadery, learning about bees and the important role they play in our world. After a picnic lunch travel on over to Stoney Hollow Farm (about a 10 minute drive) take a tour and learn about this unique u-pick flower farm in Robbinsville. Transportation on your own. Bring a bagged lunch.

  • July 11, 2023
  • 10:30 a.m. – Until
  • Wehrloom Honey & Meadery (257 Willie Colvin Rd, Robbinsville) + Stoney Hollow Farm (944 Ollies Creek Rd Robbinsville)
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18 + Families
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register by: July 5

picking blueberries


Blueberry harvest time begins around the first of July and continues until the middle of September. Join 4-H for some berry pickin’ fun on the farm! Transportation on your own.

  • July 12, 2023
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Boaz Blueberry Farm (25 Water Tower lane, Whittier NC)
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18 + Families
  • Cost: $2 per person
  • Register by: July 5



If you’re interested in the outdoors, wildlife, hunting and fishing-this is the camp for you. Campers will have the opportunity to work with instructors from NC State University, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Wake County Wildlife Club, NC 4-H, and the North Carolina Forestry Service.

  • July 16-21, 2023
  • Millstone 4-H Camp (1296 Mallard Dr, Ellerbe, NC)
  • 4-Hers ages: 11-16
  • Cost: $75

For more information:—game-rendezvous

canned jams


Come jam with 4-H in the kitchen with Kids Can, Can! Learn some basic food safety tips related to food preservation along with some hands-on fruity jam making!

Preserved foods can be entered in the this year’s Swain County Agricultural Fair on August 19. Click here to learn more: 

  • July 25, 2023
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Swain County Cooperative Extension
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18
  • Cost: FREE
  • Limit: 12
  • Register by: July 18

Watermelon slices


Bring the whole family and celebrate the end of summer with friends, food, and 4-H!! Choice of activities include: 18-hole mini golf course, a full disc golf course, swimming pool & lazy river along with some fun in the sun!

Be sure and bring sunscreen, bathing suit, change of clothes, snacks and drinks.

  • July 26, 2023
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Fontana Village Resort (300 Woods Road, Fontana Dam, NC)
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18 + Families
  • Cost: FREE & Lunch Provided
  • Register by: July 19

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Registration information below. If you have any questions contact, Kristi Griggs, 4-H Agent at or call the Swain County Cooperative Extension Office at 488-3848.