UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.

4-H Resources:
Summer Camp
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
Environmental Education
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
Livestock Program
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
Project Achievement
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
Project S.A.F.E.
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.
Upcoming Events Forestry Field Day
Jun 18 - Jun 23 Joint Extreme Summit, Military-Dependent 4-H Adventure Camp Eatonton, GA This 6-day, 5-night experience offers military-connected teens (age 13-18) an opportunity to grow and develop not only an appreciation for outdoor recreation but also as military youth. Military-connected youth, 13–18 years old, will experience high adventure choices including kayaking, zip-lining, hiking, and challenge course. Youth participate in skill-building activities through bird identification, outdoor cooking and camping skills, fishing, team challenges, and low ropes. Teens will have opportunities to connect with other military youth from the southeast region of the United States while they roast marshmallows, swim, socialize around the campfire, and play basketball. Teens can share experiences while making new friends and experience rustic lodging with tent camping in the great outdoors at Frank Fitch Pioneer camp located at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The camp experience is fully funded and financial support is provided to support military teen attendance.
Jun 23 - Jun 26 State 4-H Council Eatonton, GA Georgia 4-H state event.
Jun 23 - Jun 24 4-H Knight at Medieval Times Lawrenceville, GA Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is one of the most fun destinations for your next knight out! Your group will witness live jousting, sword fighting, and incredible equestrian skills during the two-hour show. Lances splinter against shields of steel, swords spark in combat, and a champion emerges to the sound of a cheering crowd.
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 6 - Jun 8 In-Person Better Process Control School The Better Process Control School offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of acidification, thermal processing, and container closure evaluation operations during the canning of low-acid or acidified foods. Acidified and Retort tracks only. Registration opens on March 3rd, and closes on May 30th, 2023.  When: June 6th-8th, 2023 (8am - 5pm) Where: 240 Food Science Bldg. | 100 Cedar Street | Athens, GA 30602 Cost: $600 Registration Closes on 5/30 at 4:00 pm. 
    • Athens, GA - (196.0 Miles)
  • Jun 8 Kiss the Cook - Virtual Cooking Class for Couples Join Cobb, Fulton, Monroe, and Rockdale County Extension for a virtual cooking class via Zoom! This cooking class is open to couples who are 18 and older. Each cooking class session will feature two to three cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. This class also features an introduction to nutrition and chronic disease prevention and management. After registration, you will receive a cookbook in the mail with all the recipes for this session of Kiss the Cook. In addition, before each class, you will receive the recipes via email. On the morning of the class, you'll receive the Zoom link.
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  • Jun 14 Vegetable Garden Lunch & Learn Are you wanted to start a garden for the first time or maybe you want to revamp your the garden you've had for years? Join us the 2nd Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. each month from February to October to learn how to make the most out of your garden throughout the year. Join us in-person or online! If you're joining us in-person, make sure to bring your lunch to enjoy while learning.
    • Virtual Event
    • Thomson, GA - (173.0 Miles)
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  • Jun 27 Landscape Update Topics to be covered: ~ Pesticides & Pesticide Safety ~ Watering Principles for Establishment and Maintenance ~ Hands-on Irrigation System Components ~ Irrigation Maintenance ~ Safety & Equipment ~ Turf Maintenance Pesticide credits: CAT. 10-Private(2), CAT.24-Ornamentals & Turf (5), CAT.26-Aquatic (2), CAT.27-Right of Way (2)
    • Albany, GA - (46.0 Miles)