Betsy’s Bash & 60th Anniversary Celebration!


Friends and Family,

We are excited to announce the second annual Betsy’s Bash, a celebration and fundraising event at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. This next gathering of Penn’s Pals will be a celebration of the legacy and impact the center has had on countless generations of youth, staff, and families since Mrs. Betsy first opened the doors in 1964. This year is also the 60th anniversary, so it promises to be a truly spectacular gathering of friends, family and community. Mrs. Betsy’s vision of a camp focused solely on the health, wellbeing, and education of the youth of North Carolina has carried the center from 1964 to the present, ensuring the positive and transformative impact of the camp experience on thousands of children.

We hope this celebration will become a pillar of the Rockingham County community for years to come, demonstrating the deep impacts of the Penns’ dream to make a difference in the lives of North Carolinians, one child at a time. Serving over 7,000 youth every year through educational programs and summer camp, the Penn 4-H Center stands as one of the leading youth development centers in the state of North Carolina.

Your $50 Betsy’s Bash ticket will include a meal, a s’mores dessert, adult beverages, and live music from the Sassafras Bluegrass Band. Event includes a silent auction.

For more information, contact Center Director Stacy Burns at or 336-349-9445. You can also follow our Facebook event page for all the up-to-date details. We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating with you soon. 

With Gratitude,

Penn’s Pals 

Betsy’s Bash is a fundraiser at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center. Proceeds will support the Friends of Penn fund, which benefits the highest priority needs of the Penn 4-H Center. Funds supporting Betsy’s Bash are collected and managed by The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit with tax ID # 56-6049304. You will receive an official receipt for the tax-deductible portion of your sponsorship less the value of goods received (guest registrations are valued at $50 each).