UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

About Georgia 4-H

 Georgia 4-H is a program of the UGA Extension System. 4-H is part of a nationwide Extension network.

Georgia 4-H is all about exploring, discovering, encouraging and challenging. Georgia 4-H assists youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H'ers learn through hands on learning experiences. These experiences focus on agricultural and environmental issues thru awareness, leadership, communication skills, food, nutrition, health, energy, conservation, and citizenship. 

4-H is youth and adults learning, growing and working together to experience and accomplish the extraordinary.
Chatham County 4-H'ers know how to have fun while doing lots of great things. Members can choose from more than sixty-three projects covering everything from air science to wildlife. 4-H members have taken part in lots of events this year (Creative Gardening, 4-H Fun Run, Earth day Poster Contest, and Junior and Senior DPA, Rock Eagle Summer Camp).

4-H is a fun program where you get to "Learn by Doing." 4-H offers something to match everyone's interest. Best of all, membership is FREE!


4-H Events/Activities

All activities, contests, and trainings are cancelled from the district and state 4-H office until March 30th. Since all schools are now out until March 31st, ALL 4-H group activities should be cancelled. This includes all SAFE practices, poultry judging practices, and anything else you had planned in a group setting.


4-H County Council Meeting

Come join the fun! Open to all Public, Private, and Homeschool youth, grades 6th - 12th.  Each month something new takes place.  

Savannah Mall Community Room-3rd Friday each month- 6pm to 8:30pm- Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.


Upcoming Events
  • Jun 5 - Jun 6 State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl The Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl is held each June, and this year we will hold one state contest at the UGA ADS Rhodes Complex. Teams of either four or five members from one county compete in a game show type format and answer questions related to dairy subject matter. Play consists of double elimination tournament style matches where two teams compete at a time. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/quiz-bowl/ Athens, GA - (179.0 Miles)
  • Jun 8 - Jun 14 State 4-H Horse Show The Georgia State 4-H Horse Show is held each June at the Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. There are no qualifying shows, and you can enter the State Show simply by being a member of your local 4-H club, owning or leasing your horse by March 1 of the current year, and completing the Novice Horseman workbook, which can be obtained through your local county extension office. Classes are offered in five divisions: Stock Seat (Western) Ranch Horse (Western) Hunt Seat (English) Saddle Seat (English) Contest Events (Running) All classes are offered in three grade groups: Cloverleaf (4th grade, 5th and 6th grade students with limited experience) Junior (5th and 6th grade students with demonstrated skills, 7th – 8th grade students) Senior (9th – 12th grade students) A champion and reserve champion are named in each division and age category. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/additional-opportunities-by-species/ Perry, GA - (149.0 Miles)
  • Jun 16 Getting The Most Out of Your School Garden Webinar This no-cost symposium consists of four workshops each lasting one hour. Attend one or all of them! Using fruit plants in the school garden with Ashley Hoppers will begin at 10:00 AM. At 11:00 AM Rosann Kent from the University of North Georgia will talk about seed saving in the school garden and tying it to the curriculum. Lunch break and networking is from noon to 1:00 PM. At 1:00 PM Josh Fuder will lead us through vermiculture in school gardens. The last workshop of the day starts at 2:00 PM and will be using the Great Georgia Pollinator Census in your school garden. A Certificate of Completion will be available to those who attend all four workshops and complete some at-home activities that will be provided during the workshop. Register for this no-cost opportunity at https://schoolgardenwebinar0616.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Becky Griffin beckygri@uga.edu. Perry, GA - (258.0 Miles)
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Chatham County 4-H BB Team

Great introduction to target sports! This is for 5th-8th grade students. Practice will be once a week at the 4-H office. We will provide the guns, BB's and targets. This team will emphasize safe shooting, range safety, 4 shooting positions and fun! Everything is provided except safety googles. Cost for the season $25.00, which includes t-shirt and entry to district qualifier.

Contact sgabel@uga.edu or 652-7981 for more information.

4-H Summer Camps


How would you like to join 4-H'ers from around the state for the perfect summer vacation, with all the fun and adventure you can imagine? This summer will be the most awesome summer of your life. You could spend time at beautifuil Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA, the beach at Jekyll Island, Tybee Island, or the mountains of Georgia with other 4-H'ers that will soon become great friends!
Your days and nights will be packed with fun filled games and exciting advetnures and educational classes, such as: Archery, canoeing, dances, swimming and much more.

Camp Registration

Our camps are available on a first come, first serve basis and we have limited spaces for each.

2020 Camp Information

Grade                   Camp Location                  Date                          
            
         Cost/Deposit    
Brochure
4th-6th  Cloveleaf Camp  Rock Eagle, Eatonton, GA  June 15-19, 2020
$350/$75 Download
6th-8th  Marine Resource  Burton Center, Tybee Island, GA  June 29-July 3 or
July 13-July 17
$350/$75 Download
6th-8th  Wilderness Challenge Camp  Wahsega 4-H Center, Dahlonega, GA  July 6-10, 2020 $400/$100 Download
7th-8th  Junior Camp  GA 4-H Center Jekyll Island, GA  June 29-July 3, 2020 $375/$75  Download
9th-12th  Senior Camp  Rock Eagle, Eatonton, GA  May 25-29, 2020 $375/$75  Download
9th-12th Senior Xtreme Camp Rock Eagle, Eationton, GA June 8-12, 2020 $370/$75 Download



Please note that your registration is not complete until we have received your deposit. Payment plans are available. You may pay your camp fee in full at time of registration.

Payment can be submitted one of two ways:
1. Mail check/money order: Chatham County Extension/4-H, 17 Minus Ave. Garden City, GA 31408 along with registration form.
2. Paypal- PayPal.Me/ChathamCounty4

Please make checks out to: Chatham County Extension/4-H