Camper Information

Any youth, some camps are age specific (as of the first day of that week's camp session). 4-H membership is not required.  We maintain a 1:8 ratio of staff to campers.  A camper may attend a maximum of 4 sessions during the summer.

Application Process

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Parents must complete the Camper Application (PDF) and pay prior to attending camp. For more information, call 252-583-5161. Indicate the camp number(s) your child is attending on the front of the application. Pre-register and pay as soon as possible. You are considered registered once the signed camp application and payment in full is received. We do not send confirmations. Make checks payable to "Halifax County." Mail application to: 

4-H Rural Life Center

P.O. Box 37

Halifax , NC 27839

Operating Hours

Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some weeks, campers will have an opportunity for a field trip and may have different hours to be announced that week. We will spend Thursday night at camp.  Friday dismissal is at 3:30 p.m.*


Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday. On our charter bus field trips, lunch and dinner will be paid for by the camper with money brought from home.*


Transportation will be provided as needed.  Please call Cooperative Extension with your needs at (252) 583-5161.


The cost is $55 per week plus the cost of field trips if applicable.* Please make checks made payable to "Halifax County." Refunds will not be given if canceled less than two weeks prior to the camp or the child returns home voluntarily or is dismissed. There will be a charge for all returned checks.

Activities & Goals

Educational activities may be offered in animal science, foods and nutrition, safety, wildlife, outdoor recreation, crafts, and environmental awareness. 

The goal of each camp is to improve the camper’s life skills in such areas as self-esteem, cooperation, self-motivation, teamwork, and decision-making. All camps have a specific focus but will include many of our traditional 4-H activities that make camp fun, safe, and exciting.

Special Note

*Some camps may have different fees and schedules and may change.

Equal Opportunity

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University are collectively committed to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, family and marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.