Club meetings are prepared and led by University of Georgia 4-H faculty and members. Club Meetings are an extension of the University of Georgia provided to Union County youth for educational purposes.
Cloverleaf (4th, 5th & 6th grades) - in-school meetings are held 1 day a month in the students classroom.
Junior (7th & 8th grades) - after-school meetingson the 1st & 3rd Wednesday's of the month from 3:00 - 3:45 PM in the 4-H room at the Pat Haralson Civic Center.
Senior (9th - 12th grades) - before school meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday's of the month from 7:20-7:45 AM at the Union County High School Library.
Union County 4-H members are involved in their community in many ways. They believe in giving back to their community and participate in many community service projects each year:
- Cemetery Clean-Up
- Ronald McDonald House Pop-Tab Collections
4-H members learn to raise, care, and exhibit their animals. Georgia 4-H offers a variety of livestock opportunities. Each team has their own schedule for registration. Please contact the Union County Extension Office at 706-439-6030 for more details on start dates.
Project Achievement is one of the most prominent 4-H competitions. It helps 4-H'ers develop both oral and written communication skills while giving them the opportunity to investigate or research a topic of their interest. 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will sign up through their club meeting teachers. Junior & Senior 4-H'ers will sign up through their 4-H Agent Timothy Jennings. Read more about Project Achievement.
Georgia 4-H Camps
4-H camp is the highlight of the summer for Union 4-H members. Union County 4-H camp rotates every year, the available camp to attend depends on which camp we are assigned to and the grade levels.
*Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior Camps listed here are the 4-H summer camps Union County 4-H regularly attends. Specialty camps such as Senior Extreme Camp, Marine Resource Camp, Community Camp, Military Summer Camp and WIlderness depend on leader assignments, total number of campers registered and transportation.
Union County is assigned to a specific 4-H center for a specific week for Cloverleaf Camp. Cloverleaf camp includes students from 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. ALL Cloverleaf campers must be 9-years-old on or before their first day of camp.
Union County students who have completed 7th & 8th grade and are enrolled in 4-H are eligible to attend Junior Camp. Again, Union County will be assigned a specific 4-H Center Camp for a specific week.
Union County students who have completed 9th thru 12th grades and are enrolled in 4-H are eligible to attend Senior Camp. Again, Union County will be assigned a specific 4-H Center Camp for a specific week.
Georgia 4-H has 5 separate 4-H Centers, each with its own camping program. Every camp is a world unto its own, with a theme full of high adventure, friendship, and fun.
The 5 Georgia 4-H Centers are:
- Wahsega 4-H Center, located in Dahlonega, Georgia
- Burton 4-H Center, located on Tybee Island
- Jekyll Island 4-H Center, located on Jekyll Island
- Fortson 4-H Center, located in Hampton, Georgia
- Rock Eagle 4-H Center, located in Eatonton, Georgia
A wide variety of judging teams gives 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn more about the subject being judged, develop self-confidence and compete on a state and national level. Union County competes in Cotton Boll-Consumer Judging and Poultry Judging.
Each team has their own schedule for registration. Please contact the Union County Extension Office at 706-439-6030 for more details on start dates.Read more about Judging Teams.
Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education
Through Shooting Sports, participants learn safety skills while developing their abilities in a family-orientated program. The program introduces 4-H'ers to the sport of shooting; promotes shooting safety; develops discipline, poise, and self-control, and re-enforces the concept of teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Union 4-H members in grades 4 through 8 are involved in the BB program.
Archery is available to students from 4th through 12th grades.
Students from 7th through 12th grade are eligible for the S.A.F.E. Shotgun team and the Trap and Skeet team after (1) year on the Shotgun team.
Each team has their own schedule for registration. Please contact the Union County Extension Office at 706-439-6030 for more details on start dates. Georgia 4-H Project S.A.F.E. provides curriculum for youth and adult volunteers.