UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

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Important Forms

Enrollment Form

Code of Conduct & Medical Release Form

Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteer Application

5th Grade Parent Packets were distributed at your school's Open House and on the first day of school. Please make sure you have filled out an Enrollment Form for you child. If you did not receive the parent packet, the link to the Enrollment Form can be found above. Watch the column to the right for REMIND notices which will include monthly newsletters. You can also ask to join our Facebook Group "Camden County Georgia 4-H". Please answer the 2 questions and you will be added to the group. 

Camden County 4-H has a variety of activities and clubs for students age 9-19. It is FREE to be a member and for in-school club meetings, however, there may be a small fee to participate in after school clubs and some activities. 

Monthly Club Meetings

5th Grade Meetings

For most students, 4-H starts in 5th grade with monthly club meetings, in school. Our 5th grade program focuses on leadership, healthy friendships and stress management this year. Members are encouraged to participate in meetings and have the option to also participate in after school specialty clubs and activities.

Cloverleaf Newsletter - January 2020

Click here to ENROLL Now!

 

6th - 12th Grade Meetings

Middle & high school members attend a once a month club meeting called County Council, where we discuss upcoming opportunities and focus on life skills, leadership and team building skills. These meetings are held at the Camden County Recreation Department on Wildcat Drive in Kingsland, once a month. Watch the REMIND notifications on the right for the newest monthly newsletter and any upcoming reminders. You can also ask to join our Facebook Group "Camden County Georgia 4-H". Please answer the 2 questions and you will be added to the group. 

County Council Newsletter - January 2020

6th graders meet from 5 - 6:30 PM

7th-12th graders meet from 6:00 - 7:30 PM.

*This year we will charge a minimal fee for each meeting to cover the member's dinner. Annual or bi-annual membership is available starting September 10th.

RSVP to upcoming County Council Meeting! 

Specialty Club Meetings/Activities

(5th - 12th Grade)

Camden County 4-H has several monthly Specialty Club Meetings that all members are eligible to attend:

  • Arts & Crafts Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Marine Science Club
  • Poultry Club

Current Specilaty Club Members who only registered for the FALL Membership, have until December 17th to re-register for SPRING meetings. New members wishing to join can call to check availability starting Dec 18th. Please, call for availability and to get your name on the list. Then fill out the Spring Registration Sheet and mail in at PO Box 309 Woodbine, GA 31569 or visiting our office at 1409 Georgia Ave, Woodbine, Mon-Fri 8-5 (closed 12-1 for lunch).  Please note our office will be closed Dec 24th - Jan 2nd. 

Spring Registration Form

Competitions

Project Achievement

We encourage all members to participate in our demonstration competition called Project Achievement. Members can choose the topic their choice to present a 5 minute presentation. Most of our topics require the participant to prepare a speech (5 min for 4th-6th grade; 10 min for 7th & 8th grade; 12 min for 9th-12th grade), prepare visual aids and present the demonstration in front of judges. A few of our topics do not require public speaking. Our Performing Arts categories are for those with talents entertaining others, such as dance, singing,  or playing an instrument. We also have a few cooking categories where the participant prepares a dish within the time limit, for a panel of judges.

Staff and volunteers help participants to prepare for the competition, where they will compete against other 4-Hers their age in the same topic area. This competition increases the participant's skills in research, writing, preparing visual aids and public speaking. Middle and high school participants also learn resume building and interview skills as part of the competition.

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging 

Participants learn how to evaluate items for purchase, comparing features and quality of a given set of products. They will rate and place 4 varieties of the same product. They also prepare a 30 second commercial for cotton and present it before a panel of judges.


Order your 4-H T-shirt now!

Print the order form below for the shirt you would like to order and return to our office at 1409 Georgia Ave Woodbine by Oct 31st.

"Discover Yourself in 4-H" Compass Shirt

"Head Heart Hands Health" Cloverman Shirt

**Some sizes available for purchase from the 4-H Office. Please call for details. 


What is 4-H?

4-H is an educational program focusing on the needs, interest and concerns of youth. Our aim is to help 4-H'ers gain a positive self-concept, develop social skills and decision-making abilities and learn subject knowledge needed for a productive life. 4-H facilitates a wide variety of events including special interest club meetings, summer camp, contests and events and Project Achievement a public speaking event.  4-H began as corn and tomato clubs, but has developed into the largest youth organization in the world.

How to Join

4-H is open to all youth aged nine to 19 with club meetings, activities and events. 4-H begins in school with  5th grade classes in Camden County School Systems. Membership in 4-H is free, some optional activities may have an associated fee.  

  • You can join 4-H by coming to a club meeting or any after school activity or event. 
  • Completing an enrollment card is required for joining 4-H.

Due to the national partnership with 4-H and the Navy, the staff at Kings Bay Navy Base Youth and Teen Center utilize 4-H curriculum to teach life skills to kindergarten through 12th graders. 

Click the link for Enroll Now, download the PDF, and submit this form in one of two ways:

Option 1: After you download and complete the form, save as a PDF and email as an attachment to uge3039@uga.edu 

Option 2: Print and return to the 4-H Staff

 

ENROLL Now


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