Betsy-Jeff Penn 4H Outdoor Educational Center

About Betsy-Jeff Penn 4H Outdoor Educational Center

The Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center is North Carolina 4-H’s premier camping institution in the state, serving over 7,000 young people every year. Nestled on nearly 200 acres of forests, lakes, streams, and fields in the North Carolina Piedmont, the Center is proud to provide research-based educational experiences that help develop and promote the life skills necessary for youth to become productive members of society.

BJP is owned and operated through North Carolina State University. The Center is managed by a full-time Center Director, supported by Program Directors, facility maintenance staff, food service providers, and seasonal camp and education staff to provide safe and exceptional programs. The center is accredited by The American Camping Association, ensuring BJP adheres to the highest standards for safety, operations, and program quality.


Pool Lifeguard

May 2021 - July 2021 Reidsville, NC
“I loved the ability to spend my summer outdoors and getting to know kids from all age ranges. I especially loved helping kids learn how to swim and seeing their progress throughout the week.”
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