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"Man's mind, once stretched by a new experience, never regains
its original dimensions."
...Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Nature, history and outstanding programs combine to form an ideal learning environment at the Eastern 4-H Center. Pocosin forests, broad bays, estuaries, creeks, wetlands and sandy shores make it convenient to observe nature. There's so much nature to observe with a diverse wildlife population—both on land and in water—and a variety of native trees, shrubs and smaller plants that groups plan return trips to experience it all.

With a short drive, educational groups can experience nearly 500 years of history! From the first English settlement in Manteo to colonial and plantation history at Somerset Place. Walk through these sites and bring history to life for any age group.

It’s hard to tell where education ends and fun begins at the Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center! There’s so much to do and such a wonderful place to do it all.

The bay, creeks and pool offer outstanding aquatic opportunities. The zero-entry pool is handicap accessible for participants.

Bike or walk the trails through the surrounding forests. Take to the water in canoe, kayak or sailboat. Learn compass reading and orienteering and improve your outdoor living skills. Enjoy our playfields for volleyball, softball and soccer to round out the sports activities. But that’s just the beginning of what you can do at the Eastern 4-H Center . See the list below for more!

Bring your group and stay overnight in comfortable cabins or just plan a daytrip. We've got the equipment for paddling, sailing, challenge course and lots of other great activities. Call 252 797-4800 for more information today!
Fishing & Crabbing
Compass & Orienteering
Walking Trails
Playfields (volleyball, softball, soccer)
Ropes Courses
Music & Drama
Arts & Crafts
Shooting Sports
Birding & Nature Observation
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to Jenn Standish, Center Director at the Eastern 4-H Center, (252) 797-4800 or

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