UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development


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May Newsletter



Final Payments for Camp are due Friday, April 27th. We accept cash or check only. Payments may be made at our office or mailed in to PO Box 70 Forsyth, GA 31029.


Cloverleaf Camp is July 2nd - 6th

Junior Camp is June 11th - 15th

Wilderness Challenge Camp is July 2nd - 6th

Marine Resource Camp is July 16th - 20th

Every camp offers great adventure, friendship and fun, and all seek to engage the camper's Head, Heart, Hands and Health to provide a positive youth development experience.


It's almost summer! Yay!! If you're looking to have some super fun come join us for Summer Fun. It is going to be a blast! We have trips and adventures for 4-H'ers from 4th - 12th grade starting with our trip to see the Atlanta Braves at the new SunTrust Park take on the Washington Nationals on Saturday, June 2nd through Saturday July 28th when we end the summer with a bang at our 4-H Block Party. There are tons of fun activities all throughout from Medieval Times to Cupcake Wars to Stone Mountain to Summer Blockbusters like The Incredibles 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3 to Rigby's Entertainment Center where we'll do laser tag, go-kart racing, bowling, and more. There won't be a boring day! You can check out the complete schedule here.

Important Information for Summer Fun



What is 4-H?

4-H Mission:

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands-on" learning experiences focused on the following core values: Agriculture, Citizenship, Communication Skills, Environment, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Leadership.

4-H Motto:

4-H Creed:

I believe in 4-H Club Work for the opportunity it gives me
to become a useful citizen.
I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me
I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me
I believe in the training of my HANDS for the dignity it will give me

I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me
and in my responsibility for their fulfillment.

4-H Vision:

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change.

4-H Pledge:


The emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf.
The letters in the emblem represent head, heart, hands and health.
Use of the emblem is approved per regulations by the state 4-H office.


Green and White


Who can join 4-H and how to join?

Monroe county 4-H is open to Monroe County students in grades 5th-12th.

Enrollment information: Contact our office at (478) 994-7014 for details.  

4-H Code of Conduct
4-H Medical Information and Release Form


5th and 6th Grade 4-H

5th Grade: Our Program Agents and Assistants partner with 5th grade teachers and meet with students in their classroom once a month between August-March. Our In-School 5th Grade Educational Program is designed to meet the Board of Education Curriculum Standards. Any 5th grader interested in joing our 4-H specialty clubs will need to contact our office.

6th Grade: These students will be able to join our Middle School Club as well as other specialty clubs of interest.

7th-8th Grade & 9th-12th Grade: These students are able to join our Junior/Senior Club that meets monthly at the Extension Office. They are able to join specialty clubs of their interest.

Activities offered through Monroe County 4-H Program include:

  • Cloverleaf Class Club Meetings
  • Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging
  • DPA Preparation
  • Horse Team - Judging and Quiz Bowl
  • Junior/Senior Leadership Council
  • Livestock Judging and Show Teams
  • S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
  • Summer Camp
  • and many more....

For more information about any of our programs or activities, please contact us!


Visit the Georgia 4-H website!

Donate Now

The Monroe County 4-H Club is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to the Monroe County 4-H Club are tax deductible according to IRS standards. Your monetary or product contribution can be designated to support a specific purpose that is important to you, or left unrestricted to be used where the need is greatest.

Monroe County 4-H is proud to offer a large variety of youth clubs, elementary and middle school science- based programs, camp, summer activities and educational opportunities both local and international that benefit youth throughout their lives.

If you would like to donate to our club, please fill out and return our donation form.

Extension News
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  • Cooking Competition link Kids cooking competition takes center stage at East Point Farmers Market on May 30. By Sharon Dowdy, Christina Conner | Published: 4/26/2018
  • Paper Clovers link Help Georgia 4-H members go to camp through the Paper Clover Campaign. By Sharon Dowdy, Christina Conner, Sage Barnard | Published: 4/5/2018
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