Geocache Found!
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Geocache Found!

High Ropes at 4-H Camp Wabasso

High Ropes at 4-H Camp Wabasso

Agility Practice
Image by Karen Soule

Agility Practice

4-H Clubs

4-H Clubs are organized groups of youth with geographic boundaries or subject matter interests in the neighborhood, school or community level.

Jefferson County 4-H Clubs:

Jefferson County Dairy Club - Don’t forget to have your 3 Servings A-DAY, because these kids sure don’t! If you are extremely experienced in the dairy industry or looking to gain more knowledge this is the club for you! Youth ranging from age 5-18 participate in everything from Dairy Bowl, Dairy Judging, and Showing to fundraising and public awareness. This group conducts most of its meetings and business at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office and is always looking for new members.

Livestock Club- Goats, Sheep, and Beef oh My! The Jefferson County Livestock Club is always looking for new members to spread a positive message about the animal industry. This livestock club includes kids with all different skill levels and ages. The livestock club meets at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office usually once a month to plan and execute activities relating to their furry or wooly companions.

Peeps and Squeaks is a club with an age range of 5-12. This club focuses on rabbits, poultry, and caveys (guinea pigs). The club meets once a month at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office to present their animal-based projects and have a great time as a group. If you are looking for a club that focuses on small animals this is the club for you!

Blue Star Equestrian, CT’s Equestrian, Honey Do Lane, and Trail of Friends are just a few of the many horse clubs that Jefferson County is lucky to have! These fantastic clubs are located all over the county and many of them conduct their meetings and events right at their stable. Contact the office for more information because we all know a horse is a horse, of course of course, and you are never too early to start riding.

Viper’s 4-H Club- The School Age Center on Fort Drum hosts the Viper’s 4-H Club. The before and after school program offers a variety of projects that the students can choose to participate in. Some of the projects and programs that the students participated in during the past year were: Animal Club, Dance Club, Cooking Club, Sports Clubs, Photography Club and Lego Robotics (STEM) Clubs. This summer the students worked on a gardening project; they started seedlings using a light set and transplanted the plants to the raised beds that are in their yard. The staff at the School Age Center is trained in positive youth development and offers projects the students voice an interest in.

The Fort Drum All Stars are based at the Youth Center, which is located next door to the School Age Center. Again the staff is trained in positive youth development and the students are encouraged to give voice to the programming they would like to see. The All Stars focus is about development of leadership in the students that participate as well as community service and citizenship events. These students also participate and learn about cooking, especially regarding various ethnicities and cultures. There is a strong interest in the arts: music, photography, art, theater, and dance as well.

Furry Friends 4-H Dog- Who let the dogs out? Not these responsible young people. Youth ranging from ages 8-18 learn not only responsibility with their four-legged friends but ownership and experience. These outstanding young people learn everything from grooming and handling to agility and how to make yummy homemade dog treats. The group generally meets at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office twice a month and is always looking for a few more furry friends.

Adventure Club- This exciting, outdoors, action-packed club is ready to grow its membership! If you are interested in shooting sports, hiking, and just plain outdoors fun, this club is the club for you! Most events are to be announced and are open to any and all 4-H members. For more information please contact the office because this club meets wherever the wind blows.

Contact

Stephanie Graf
Youth & Family Program Leader
Sag58@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 251

Last updated January 5, 2016