Bear Island Camping Trip

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Bear Island 4-H Camping Trip


We are excited to be offering a three-day, two-night camping trip for our youth ages 11-14! This great camping experience at Bear Island will include great how-to experiences in overnight camping, packing, exploration, wildlife, and habitats along with some fun fishing and stargazing!


  • Must be at least 11 years old as of January 1, 2018
  • If older than 14 as of January 1, 2018, must apply to be a teen leader
  • Must be able to walk at least 1 mile at a time
  • Must be able to carry their own packed bag
  • Must be able to be away from home comfortably
  • Must be willing to participate in all activities
  • Must be willing to assist with cleanup and other duties at the campsite
  • Must not be taking any medication that is affected by being out in sunlight for extended periods of time
  • Must be willing to accept all instructions and authority from the 4-H Staff
  • Must attend pre-camping program


MARCH 28, 2018  6:30 p.m.

Pre-Camping Program – Attendance Required
Craven County, 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern, NC

  • Learn packing and safety skills
  • Handouts for packing
  • Trip Expectations

APRIL 2-4, 2018

Bear Island Trip

  • Transportation will be provided
  • Departure and Return times will be announced soon
  • Youth will bring their lunches April 2nd, all other meals included in cost (regardless of the cost option you choose)



If you need any equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, etc, we can rent them. Please note that if youth require a tent, they may have to share with appropriate gender/age.


If youth have their own equipment, they are welcome to bring and use it, provided it is adequate.

Register by March 23, 2018

Registration closes Friday, March 23rd at 5:00 p.m. and payments are due in hand at that time or youth will not be eligible to attend