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Swain County 4-H July 2022 Summer Fun Programs

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Cookie decorating

COOKIE DECORATING

Show off your cookie decorating skills by learning the basics of how to pipe and decorate with icing using different piping tools.

All supplies will be provided and you will get to take your creations home with you! *Please note any food allergies on Registration Form.

  • July 6, 2022

  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Swain County Cooperative Extension

  • 4-Hers ages: 7-18

  • Cost: $5 per person

  • Limit: 20 Youth

  • Register by: June 30


sheep showmanship

SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP CLINIC 

Come learn and practice your sheep showmanship basics to prepare for the upcoming fair season. Guest Clinic Speaker: Addie Dillon

The clinic will focus on sheep showmanship, ring etiquette, nutrition suggestions and livestock show basics. *It is recommended you bring your animal with you but it is not required.

  • July 7, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Great Smoky Mountains Event Park

  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18

  • Cost: FREE

  • Limit: 25 Youth

  • Register by: June 30

  • Lunch will be provided.


Boxed vegetables

FARM  TO FORK CAMP (District Event)

Team up with youth from other counties in WNC to learn about local agriculture and where food comes from. Sign up for all 3 days or attend individual days.

  1. Tuesday, July 12: visit a Christmas Tree Farm and Bee Farm in Cashiers
  2. Wednesday, July 13: visit a Beef Farm, learn all about cuts of meat, and cook your own hamburger for lunch in Franklin
  3. Thursday, July 14: visit Darnell Farms in Bryson City and Kituwah Gardens on the Qualla Boundary
  • July 12 – 14, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Meet at Swain Cooperative Extension Center (unless you are providing your own transportation)

  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18 + families

  • Cost: $5 per day (per person) or $15 for all 3 days

  • Register by: July 5


Watermelon slices

4-H END OF SUMMER WATER BASH!

Bring the whole family and celebrate the end of summer with friends, food, and 4-H!! Activities include: a Bubble War, Tsunami Bounce Slip and Slidepizza, cotton candy, and snow cones!

NOTE: This replaces the same event originally scheduled for August 2.

  • July 26, 2022
  • 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Great Smoky Mountain Event Park
  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18 + Families
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register by: Now


4-H Artists

4-H ART CAMP

Come show off your artistic abilities with Swain County 4-H Art Camp. Activities will include painting, tie-dye and other crafts.

After camp, Swain 4-H will keep ONE piece of your art to enter into the 2022 Swain County Agricultural Fair! You will then receive your artwork after the fair along with any prizes won! All supplies will be provided.

  • July 27, 2022

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Swain County Cooperative Extension

  • 4-Hers ages: 5-18

  • Cost: $10 (lunch included)

  • Register by: July 20


Registration NOW OPEN
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Registration information below. If you have any questions contact, Kyla-Jo Farmer, 4-H Agent at kyla-jo_farmer@ncsu.edu or call the Swain County Cooperative Extension Office at 488-3848.