Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center Promotional Video


The Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center
is located 30 miles north of Greensboro, near Reidsville, North Carolina, in Rockingham
County. Accredited by the American Camp Association
and operated by NC State University. Note: youth do not have to be a 4-H club member
to attend camp. The facility was dedicated in 1964 as a gift
from Betsy Penn to NC State University’s 4-H program in memory of her late husband
Jefferson Penn. 220 acres of fields, forests, lakes and streams
provides an educational hub for student field trips from across North Carolina and Virginia. Wetlands, streams, forests, and a 22-acre
lake present opportunities for environmental education studies. Betsy-Jeff Penn provides research based educational
experiences that help expand and promote positive youth development, focusing on leadership
and life skills. Betsy-Jeff Penn is also an ideal space for
conferences and retreats. On site accommodations include lodging, dining
services, meeting facilities, recreational and educational programs. Educational field trips include the
The Soaring Through Spaces Program; O.R.I.E.N.T. Project: Outdoor Research in Environment,
Navigation and Technology; and the Environmental Education Program. In addition, summer camp is full of adventure
and fun at Betsy-Jeff Penn Activities include: Arts and crafts
Rock climbing Swimming
Horseback riding Canoeing
Archery Slip and slide
Water safety Camping
Group games And Campfire programs Visit bjpenn4h.org or call 336-349-9445 to
reserve your next adventure today!

Comments 2

  • from age 8 to 20…every summer i have been here as a camper and recently a counselor! love this place so much! looks great!

  • I was fortunate enough to go to this camp as a young 4-H camper. It was the most beautiful place I had ever seen. Swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, fellowship and the cabins were the greatest ever. We got to visit Betsy and Jeff Penn's home. The history in that home is amazing. The stories those walls could have told us. I was also fortunate to meet Betsy Penn while at camp one year. She was in a wheelchair and just wanted to see the camp with the children at play. She didn't stay long, but I was one of the fortunate ones she called over and asked me many questions. I do remember telling her how beautiful the camp was and how everyone was having so much fun. She was so pleased. I went back years later with my husband and the ladies there were shocked I had met Betsy Penn. They wanted to hear all about her. She was a wonderful person and gave a great gift for children to enjoy.

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