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Swain County 4-H June 2021 Summer Fun Programs

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Boy with baby chick


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.

  • June 15, 2021
  • 2–3:30 p.m.
  • N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County
  • 4-Hers ages: 7-18
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register by: June 14



Show off your cupcake decorating skills by learning the basics of how to ice, pipe, and decorate cupcakes. All supplies will be provided and you get to take your creation home with you! *Please note any food allergies on Summer Fun Registration Form.

  • June 22, 2021
  • 3–5 p.m.
  • N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • Limit: 15 youth
  • Register by: June 15

snorkeling girl


Swain County 4-H is partnering with Mainspring Conservation Trust, a regional land trust based out of Franklin. Join us and Aquatic Programs Manager, Jason Meader as we explore the water of the Cheoah River.

  • June 24, 2021
  • 9:30 a.m–noon
  • Cheoah River (below Santeetlah Reservoir)
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18 (Must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to participate or just supervise)
  • Cost: $5 per person (adults & children)
  • Limit: 20 youth
  • Register by: June 17
  • MUST SIGN Snorkeling Liability Waiver 

What to Bring Suggestions: swimsuit, water shoes, towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, and bottled water.



Want to learn how a livestock center operates? Join us as we travel to the WNC Livestock Center in Canton, NC where we will be able to watch a live cattle sale, tour the facilities and learn how a Livestock Center is run.

  • June 28, 2021
  • 9:30 a.m. –2 p.m.
  • *Meet at N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County (Transportation Provided)
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18
  • Cost: FREE (Bring money for lunch)
  • Limit: 10 youth
  • Register by: June 21

Note: *Transportation provided or you can meet at the Livestock Center, but please designate how many people will be attending.

children hiking


Learn about safe hiking, native plants, and all the essentials you would need for a safe and successful hike. Hike led by Rob Hawk, Extension Director. *A picnic kit will be provided for lunch. (*Please note any food allergies on Summer Fun Registration Form). Stay after lunch and splash around in the creek until your parents arrive to pick you up.

  • June 30, 2021
  • 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Meet at Deep Creek Picnic Pavilion (Parents are welcome to stay, but not required)
  • 4-Hers ages: 7-14
  • Cost: $3 per person
  • Register by: June 23

What to Bring Suggestions: walking shoes, bottled water, sunscreen, bug repellent, small backpack.

Registration NOW OPEN
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you have any questions contact, Kyla-Jo Farmer, 4-H Agent at, or call the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County office at 488-3848.