4-H Youth Development
Barrow County 4-H is currently seeking sponsorship from local Community Business Partners for the 2023 program year!
If your business is interested in sponsorship, please feel free to contact us: 770-307-3029! We would love to talk with you!
Thanks to our 2023 Community Sponsors:
Farm Fresh Produce
Roll Off Systems
Ask to Join our Facebook page: Barrow County 4-H of Georgia
- Cloverleaf Newsletter
- Junior Newsletter
- Senior Newsletter
- Cloverleaf Camp for 5th-6th grade students: This year will be held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center!
- Junior Camp for 7th -8th-grade students: This year will be held at Fortson 4-H Center!
- Wilderness Challenge Camp for 7th -8th-grade students: This year will be held at Wahsega 4-H Center!
- Senior Camp & Senior Extreme Camp for 9th-12th grade students: This year will be held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center!
- Club Meetings are held September- April during the school year- 5th-grade students will have club meetings at school in their classrooms either in person.
- Middle School Club Meetings are held at the 4-H office monthly. (see Flyer above)
- High School/ County Council Meetings are held at the 4-H Office monthly.
Archery Team: Barrow County offers an Archery Team for students in 4th-12th grades. Archery Team Sign Ups will be held in October
BB Team: is offered for students in 5th-9th grade. BB Team Sign Ups will be in October
Shotgun Team: Barrow County 4-H Shotgun/Modified Trap team is for students in grades 6-12. All team members must provide their own guns and ammunition. Shotgun Team sign-ups will be held in January. Any student interested in participating should like our Facebook Page for more information.
General 4-H Information
- How do I Join? Joining 4-H is simple: Complete the enrollment form and email it to our office at: email@example.com. Then click this link: email sign up and sign up or email us at the above address and ask to be added to our monthly email list so that you will be aware of all activities that we are offering. Our program year follows the school system calendar with club meetings beginning in September.
- Medical Information & Release
- Covid Diagnostic Testing Permission
- Code of Conduct
- Request for Change in 4-H Membership
- Volunteer application
- Volunteer reference
- Volunteer agreement
In Georgia, there are more than 180,000 young people learning and having fun through UGA Extension's Youth Development Program, 4-H. The Georgia 4-H Program receives support from the United States Department of Agriculture, The University of Georgia, local and county governments, and donors.
4-H members gain self-confidence by learning good communication and public speaking skills at County Project Achievement (CPA) and District Project Achievement (DPA). They make new friends by attending conferences, camps, and reward trips. 4-H also teaches members wise leadership and decision-making skills through Officer's Training, and judging events.
The 4-H age groups are:
•Cloverleaf (5th and 6th graders),
•Junior (7th and 8th graders), and
•Senior (9th through 12th graders)
The 4-H motto is "TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER." If you are wondering what the 4 H's stand for, they represent the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. The 4-H slogan is "LEARN BY DOING ". The 4-H colors are green and white and the emblem is the four-leaf clover.
Barrow County 4-H Program staff, Tiffany Coles and Laurie Decker visit the 5th-grade classrooms and middle schools in the Barrow County school system once a month six times each school year. Students learn about 4-H, Georgia agriculture, water conservation and the environment, nutrition, and much more. They complete Friends books and give demonstrations. High school 4-H'ers meet together after-school once a month during the school year.
In the summer, Barrow County 4-H'ers may attend summer camp at one of the 5 camps that make up the Georgia 4-H camping program. Cloverleaf camp is usually at Rock Eagle, the largest 4-H center in the United States. Junior and Senior camps rotate between the two beach camps, Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island and Jekyll Island, and the mountain camp, Wahsega, and Camp Fortson next to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Related sites you may want to visit for more 4-H information include Georgia 4-H and National 4-H Headquarters.
As you can see, Barrow County 4-H offers many opportunities for team and individual learning experiences that promote teamwork, develop public speaking skills, enhance decision-making abilities, and are just plain fun! If you have any questions about Barrow County 4-H, please contact us.
For more information about UGA Extension Barrow County 4-H Youth Programs, contact Wanda McLocklin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tiffany Coles at email@example.com, or Laurie Decker at Laurie.Decker@uga.edu or call (770) 307-3029.
Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.