About Us

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Welcome to the Eastern 4-H Center

Our waterfront facility along Bulls Bay hosts events throughout the year. From meetings and workshops, corporate retreats, summer camp, school field trips, and team-building programs to banquets and receptions, our exceptional facility, beautiful setting, recreational opportunities, and highly qualified staff are here to help you “make the best better”. Design and implement your own program with your materials and staff, or let us help you with event planning, programs, and expert instructors.

Our Story

The Eastern 4-H Center opened in May  2001 with appropriated funding by the state of North Carolina and significant contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals across the state. The Eastern 4-H Center is owned and operated by NC State University and administered within the system of NC 4-H Camps in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as part of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Youth DO NOT need to be members of 4-H to participate in programs at the Eastern 4-H Center.

Our Mission

The mission of the Center is to provide year-round training and education that promotes lifelong learning through outdoor education and recreation programs for all.

The Center’s staff is dedicated to providing every participant an opportunity to feel accepted, valued, and cared about as a member of the community. Creating friendships and a sense of safety is as important to us as the activities we teach. Our vision is to inspire and create productive citizens through lifelong learning opportunities that promote diversity and inclusion for all.

Our corporate programs and community opportunities extend the use of this outstanding facility and dedicated staff to the entire community. Whether you’re planning a retreat or business meeting, participating in our team challenge course, kayaking on the Albemarle Sound, or sitting around an evening campfire, the focus of our program is on helping you to solve problems, be creative, and live and work in a caring community.