BJP Rocks!

Betsy-Jeff Penn (BJP) has to be one of the most wonderful places on earth to be in the summer!  Myself and four Pender County 4-H’ers just returned from camping there for 5 days (July 29-Aug 3).  4-H Camp is such an exciting and challenging week for youth!  BJP is a residential camp, so youth are spending time away from their parents for a full week, which can be challenging but also rewarding when they learn to be more responsible and independent at camp while meeting new friends from all over NC!

4-H’ers who attended from Pender County included: Baylen Lucas, Liz Sharpe, Cate Shepard, and Aidan Shepard.  While at 4-H Camp, campers had the opportunity to participate in team building, rock wall climbing, high and low rope courses, environmental activities, crafts, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, campfires, and more!

You can learn more about Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp by visiting their website at:

Here are some photos from the week!

Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday morning

Arts & Crafts

Baylen Swimming


Liz & camp friends fishing

Liz climbing the rock wall

Cate canoeing

Aidan and his camp horse, Unicorn

Singing songs and making s’mores by the campfire!

Learning how to make cornbread, butter, and candles!

Aidan on the high ropes course!

Baylen brushing his camp horse, Louie!


Left to Right: Baylen Lucas, Cate Shepard, Lauren Langley (4-H agent), Liz Sharpe, Aidan Shepard

What a great, fun-filled week BJP was!  If you are interested in your child camping with Pender County 4-H next summer, please contact Lauren Langley, 4-H Agent at 910-259-1235 or





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