Club meetings are prepared and led by University of Georgia 4-H faculty members. Club Meetings are an extension of the University of Georgia provided to Oconee youth for educational purposes.
Oconee County 4-H members are involved in their community in many ways. They believe in giving back to their community and participate in many community service projects each year:
- Cooking With Care for local families
- Monthly Road Clean-Ups
- Friends of our Troops Christmas Card Project
- Ring Salvation Army Christmas Bell
- Rivers Alive!
- Recycling Projects
- New ideas each year
From first through twelfth grade, 4-H members learn to raise, care, and exhibit their animals. Georgia 4-H offers a variety of livestock opportunities.
Project Achievement is one of the most prominent 4-H competitions. It helps 4-H'ers develop both oral and written communication skills while giving them the opportunity to investigate or research a topic of their interest. 5th and 6th grade students will sign up through their club meeting teachers. Read more about Project Achievement.
Georgia 4-H Camps and Conferences
4-H camp is the highlight of the summer for Oconee 4-H members. Over 9,000 children ages 9 through 19 annually attend Georgia 4-H Camp for a week each summer.
Georgia 4-H has 5 separate 4-H Centers, each with its own camping program. Every camp is a world unto its own, with a theme full of high adventure, friendship, and fun.
The 5 Georgia 4-H Centers are:
- Wahsega 4-H Center, located in Dahlonega, Georgia
- Burton 4-H Center, located on Tybee Island
- Jekyll Island 4-H Center, located on Jekyll Island
- Fortson 4-H Center, located in Hampton, Georgia
- Rock Eagle 4-H Center, located in Eatonton, Georgia
A wide variety of judging teams gives 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn more about the subject being judged, develop self-confidence and compete on a state and national level. Read more about Judging Teams.
Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education
Through Shooting Sports, participants learn safety skills while developing their abilities in a family-orientated program. Oconee 4-H members in grades 4 through 8 are involved in the BB program. Shotgun is available for high school members. Georgia 4-H Project S.A.F.E. provides curriculum for youth and adult volunteers.