UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

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Camden County is a very dynamic and dirverse community, and our 4-H program is tailored to meet those needs.  Are you looking to make new friends?  Do you like hand-on learning?  Do you like to laugh, learn, and help others?  Then 4-H is for you!  Explore all the 4-H pages to learn more about the progams and opportunities for Camden youth in grades 5-12.

About 4-H

What is the mission of Georgia 4-H?

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 agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Photos of Camden County 4-H Activities

What is 4-H?

4-H is a youth development program that seeks to build leadership skills, public speaking skills, citizenship, and community service. 4-H is exploring, discovering, encouraging, challenging, and of course having fun! 4-H is a branch of the University of Georgia and UGA Extension Camden County.

Camden County 4-H works with resident youth in 5th-12th grades enrolled in public, private, and home school.  Regular in shcool club meetings are held monthly for 5th graders enrolled in public school and we offer a large variety of programming outside of shcool for all 5th - 12th graders.  Program topics include STEM, healthy living, and environmental education and strive to match interests of our 4-H participants.  

4-H Motto

"To Make The Best Better"

4-H Pledge

I pledge...
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service,
And my Health to better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

4-H Club Colors

GREEN stands for springtime, life, and youth 
WHITE stands for purity

Who Is Eligible?

Any youth ages 9-19

  • Cloverleafs: 5th-6th grade 
  • Juniors: 7th-8th grade
  • Seniors: 9th-12th grade

All youth enrolled in public, private, or home school in grades 5th - 12th and residing in Camden County may join 4-H.

Visit Local 4-H Clubs & Programs to learn more!

All youth must be enrolled in the Georgia 4-H System each program year before they can participate with any Camden County 4-H programs.  After communicating with the 4-H Agent, Shawnie Sahadeo,, you will complete the Online Georgia 4-H Enrollmen Form (a  paper form is also available upon request) to enter youth into the Georgia 4-H enrollment database.  A message can be taken for Shawnie by calling our office at 912-576-3219.  Completing the online enrollment form will NOT register youth for any of the local 4-H programs.