Day Camp

2023 Day Camp Announcement

The Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center will not be holding day camp for 2023. We will be having overnight camp. For more information and registration please check out our overnight camp page.

BJP’s day camp sessions

All North Carolina youth between the ages of 6-14 are welcome at BJP’s day camp sessions, but keep in mind that daily commutes are necessary.

Day campers enjoy most of the same activities as their overnight camp counterparts. Rotating from activity to activity, Day Campers swim, ride horses, canoe and explore the natural surroundings of BJP’s beautiful campus. They also participate in Day Camp specialized programming, such as Our Town, a game where campers create their own entrepreneurial community. Older campers participate in team challenges and high ropes elements.

The staff-to-camper ratio is 1-to-8 and we provide 100% supervision for all campers at all times. Staff is chosen with an emphasis on experience, attitude and work ethic and receive the highest quality training on youth development and programming.

BJP provides all the specialized equipment needed to participate in camp activities. Day Campers need to bring a bag lunch and snack each day.

Learn more about our staff and facilities.   

Sample Schedule - Monday through Friday

  • 7:30-8:30 AM ---------- Arrival/Check-in and Games
  • 8:45-9:45 AM ---------- Activity Session 1
  • 9:45-10:00 AM ---------- Snack – Day Campers must bring their own snack
  • 10:00-11:00 AM --------- Activity Session 2
  • 11:30 AM ----------- Lunch – Day Campers must bring a bag lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 PM ---------- Swim
  • 2:45-3:45 PM ---------- Activity Session 3
  • 3:45-4:15 PM ---------- Our Town OR Activity Session 4
  • 4:30-5:30 PM ---------- Pick-up/Departure

*Optional overnight camp-outs occur the second Thursday of each two-week session. Dinner is provided by the center on camp-out nights.