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4-H Residential Camp, 2022: Madison County 4-H will be camping at Betsy-Jeff Penn Educational Center. Your child can look forward to a week of making new friends, swimming, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, games, campfires, sleeping in cabins, and much more. The life skills they learn at camp, including responsibility and independence, will help them in school, when they attend college, and in their first jobs. Read more at here. If you are interested in reserving a space for your child to attend 4-H Camp, contact Misty at 828.649.2411 or email

Pick Your Project: In 4-H, we Learn by Doing. We have numerous projects to choose from, such as animal science, electricity, cooking, public speaking, environmental science, community service, and more (See a list of projects here). Projects can be completed with a club or independently at your own pace. Contact Misty Varnell at 828.649.2411 ext. 6 or and schedule a time to meet to get started!


Talkology 4-H SPIN Club & 4-H Presentations: Learn the art of public speaking with 4-H! Come talk about the things you love to a group of people who want to hear what you have to say! In Talkology, you’ll learn the art of communicating ideas and the skill of public speaking, all while having fun with friends! Youth ages 5-18 can participate in this club, as well as the county and district presentation contests during the spring. The District Activity Day contest is held in June and District winners advance to the state contest in July. Talkology will meet on Mondays in March from 5:30-6:30. Learn more at and register in 4-H Online through Events. Contact Misty Varnell at 828.649.2411 or for more information!

The Mad Scientist Escape Room: The Mad Scientist has been creating a new Halloween candy – that is poisoned! The clock is ticking… You and your friends must crack the code, wipe out the poison, and save all the Trick-or-Treaters! The Mad Scientist Escape Room is family-friendly, full of hands-on science and problem-solving, for everyone to have fun and experience the Wow-factor! October 22-23. Register at

4-H Electric Project: Explore the Magic of Electricity and beyond with 4-H! You’ll get to do things like wiring circuits, creating electromagnets, and building motors. Youth who complete the project can earn a spot to attend NC 4-H Electric Congress in 2022. Tentatively planned Mondays November 1-22. See all the details at Registration is through events in 4-H Online.

4-H Craft Club: A creative program for youth ages 5-10. We will be completing 6 different projects for you to take home, enjoy, and play with! Thursdays November 4- December 16 from 3:30-4:30 at the Extension Center. See all the details at Registration is through events in 4-H Online.

4-H Junior Master Gardeners: The Junior Master Gardener® program of North Carolina engages children in novel, ‘hands-on’ learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, an appreciation for the environment, and experiences with growing, harvesting, preparing, and cooking foods with produce from the garden. It even includes a few local field trips! See details and registration at

Questions? Contact Madison County 4-H Agent Misty Varnell at or 828.649.2411.