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Summer camps at the 4-H Rural Life Center are underway and campers and staff are observing social distancing, sanitizing and other guidelines set due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This morning the Junior Deputy and CSI Camp began and slots are still available for the remainder of the week. This camp is free and has been paid for by Sheriff Wes Tripp.

This morning campers played human foosball, learned about the jobs and duties of paramedics and EMTs; learned sleuthing skills; and did physical activities such as relay races.

Other activities for this week include a visit from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol helicopter, Halifax Fire and Rescue, Roanoke Rapids Fire Department, Roanoke Valley Rescue Squad and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

The remaining camps are as follows:

July 13 – July 17: Outdoor Adventure Camp

July 20 – July 24 – Space Camp 

4-H Rural Life Center Director Joe Long said there are still slots available for the remaining camps and scholarships are available.

For more information about the camps, visit the center’s website 

Detailed questions may be directed to Halifax County Cooperative Extension at 252-583-5161.