"Man's mind, once stretched by a new experience,
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, ropes courses
and lots of other great activities. Call 252 797-4800 for more
Fishing & Crabbing
Compass & Orienteering
Playfields (volleyball, softball, soccer)
Music & Drama
Arts & Crafts
Birding & Nature Observation