4-H Youth Development
Barrow County 4-H is currently seeking sponsorship from local Community Business Partners for the 2022 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 2022 Community Sponsors:
Wayne & Melanie McLocklin
- Cloverleaf Newsletter
- Junior Newsletter
- Senior Newsletter
- Cloverleaf Camp: This year will be held at Burton 4-H Center!
- Junior Camp: This year will be held at Jekyll 4-H Center
- Wilderness Challenge Camp: This year will be held at Wahsega 4-H Center
- Senior Camp & Senior Extreme Camp: 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 or via Google Meets, virtually.
- Middle School Club Meetings are held at the 4-H office on the 3rd Tuesday of Each Month at the 4-H office.
- High School/ County Council Meeting are held at the 4-H Office monthly.
Archery Information: 2021/2022
- 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:
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, 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 , National 4-H Headquarters.
As you can see, Barrow County 4-H offers many opportunities for team and individual learning experiences that promote team work, 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 email@example.com,Tiffany Coles at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.