UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

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 hands-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 programs 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 school club meetings are held monthly for 5th graders enrolled in public school and we offer a large variety of programming outside of school for all 5th - 12th graders.  Program topics include STEM, healthy living, and environmental education. We strive to match the 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 Enrollment 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.