4-H Youth Development
Welcome to Burke County 4-H!
We are so happy to have you as part of our program! We offer monthly meetings in-school and after school at all Burke County schools. We also have a homeschool group that meets bi-monthly. Check out our club page to find the club that is best for you! Let us help you find your interests within our many judging teams and other competitive events. We have a variety of events and activities throughout the year. Check out our judging team, project achievement, and summer camp pages to see what's going on in Burke County 4-H!
Burke County Extension/4-H Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
We are located at: Burke County Office Park, 715 West 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Mailing address: P.O. Box 300, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Important 4-H Forms:
Summer camp is the highlight of every kid’s summer, and 4-H camp is a tradition for many across the state. With five 4-H centers in Georgia, campers have the chance to experience something new from the mountains, to the big city, to the beach. This year, Burke County took 31 fourth, fifth and sixth grade 4-H’ers to Camp Burton on Tybee Island, Georgia. Campers spent the week swimming in the ocean, touring Savannah, cruising the coast in search of dolphins, dissecting squids, and learning about crabs and critters. There was plenty of time for playing sports, wearing out the dance floor, and making tons of new friends.
Burke County also took two seventh and eighth graders to Camp Jekyll on Jekyll Island. 4-H’ers spend their week learning about crabs and critters, playing at the beach, going to a water park, participating in service projects, dancing the night away at the Buccaneer Ball, and going on a boat cruise.
Senior campers are those who are in the ninth through twelfth grade. Seven campers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center where they spent a week competing for the Tribal Shield, taking classes at the University of Georgia, participating in community service projects, and taking various classes. The week ended with the highlight of the week, the counselor variety show.
Regardless of where these students went to camp, memories were made that will last a lifetime! We hope that next year you or your children will join us for summer camp! We are always looking for volunteers to serve as chaperones, so if you are interested, please let us know.
For questions or information about any of our Extension and 4-H Programs, please contact the Burke County Extension Office at 706-554-2119 or visit our website www.ugaextension.com/burke.
Caption: 31 Burke County 4-H’ers (right) enjoyed a week of summer fun in the marsh of Tybee Island at Burton 4-H Center. A group of seven high school 4-H’ers (left) attended Rock Eagle in Eatonton for a fun-filled week. Two seventh and eighth grader 4-H’ers attended Camp Jekyll for a great week at the beach.