4-H Newsletter from Camden County

Hello Parents and 4-H’ers!

We kick off all of our school clubs, homeschool clubs, and special interest clubs this month, and we are excited to meet all of our new 5th graders and other new 4-H’ers! One of our favorite things about 4-H is that there is space for everyone to plug in and find their spark. In this newsletter, you will find a list of all the programs and activities we offer in Camden County 4-H, so keep reading and we hope to see you soon at one of our events!

Shawnie Sahadeo, 4-H Agent – ssahadeo@uga.edu

Shawn clark, 4-H educator – shawn.clark@uga.edu

Click on the link below to view the 4-H Newsletter:

The Camden Clover – Your Monthly 4-H Newsletter – September 2023 (PDF)

Because our newletter is fully accessible to everyone, the newsletter is also written out in plain text without all the graphics. An equal opportunity, affirmative action, veteran, disability institution.

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.


Follow the link below where we list all of our registration links. You can join our Facebook group, e-newsletter, and find the latest on all of our activities here. Website address: Flowpage Web Link

4-H Lingo

Cloverleaf: 4-H’er that is in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade Junior: 4-H’er that is in 7th or 8th grade
Senior: 4-H’er in 9th-12th grades
County Council: monthly meeting for Junior and Senior 4-H’ers that focuses on leadership and life skills
DPA: the premier 4-H event–learn skills to help you for the next 100 years, learn about something you love, and improve your presentation skills!

How To Register

Step 1

If your child has not previously participated in a 4-H club, please fill out the information requested at the bottom of this page to get them in our registration system (if you have not turned in a green form to your child’s teacher or us already/ or submit online):

Step 2

Select the clubs/events you want to sign up for or are interested learning more about from the list on the back of this form. Parent will be placed on an email list for each activity chosen. Fill out any required information. Submit the form, along with any required payment to our office during normal business hours. If you cannot get to our office during normal business hours, please email Shawnie for instructions on how to register after hours.

Activities / Programs

Check out our clubs and events below! Mark the box next to everything you are interested in, fill in the information at the bottom, and turn in your form to our office along with any required payment. Just a reminder, Dates/times are subject to change. Registration fees are non-refundable. This is not an exhaustive list of all events and happenings! Join our FB page or newsletter using the code on front for updates. **For information on joining our SAFE BB team, please email coach at camden4hsafe@gmail.com.**

Cloverleaf (4th-6th grades) Clubs & Events

  • STEAM Club: Meets monthly in our college classroom for fun, hands-on experiments and projects related to science, technology, engineering, art, and sometimes even math. Meeting dates for this year are 9/28, 10/26, 11/28, 1/25, 2/29, & 3/28 @ 5:30-7pm. No charge for this club at this time. Drop ins welcome!
  • Cloverleaf Cooking Club: Meets 5 times during the school year to learn kitchen safety, cooking and prep techniques, and healthy eating. $50 registration fee to join. Please let us know of any food allergies/restrictions. Proposed meeting dates: 9/25, 10/30, 11/27, 3/18, 4/22 at our office in Woodbine from 5:30-7:30pm. Limited to 15 members.
  • Cloverleaf Project Achievement: Our PREMIER public speaking competition. 5th graders will get points towards their school clubs for participation. Workshops held weekly in February and March. Competition is March 23, 2024.
  • Cloverleaf Summer Camp at Rock Eagle: We are scheduled to go camping the week of July 1-5 at the nation’s largest 4-H center! We will have an interest meeting on February 1st to go over cost and other details. Registration runs February 2-March 5. Spaces limited!

Junior (7th-8th) & Senior (9th-12th) Clubs & Events

  • County Council: This group meets monthly to socialize, learn, and grow together at our college classroom, 5:30-7pm! Officers are elected in September. Meetings are: 8/31, 9/21/ 10/19, 11/16, Dec TBD, 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, & 4/18. Registration fee is $25 pd up front or $5 per meeting to help cover cost of food/supplies.
  • County Council: This group meets monthly to socialize, learn, and grow together at our college classroom, 5:30-7pm! Officers are elected in September. Meetings are: 8/31, 9/21/ 10/19, 11/16, Dec TBD, 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, & 4/18. Registration fee is $25 pd up front or $5 per meeting to help cover cost of food/supplies.
  • Jr/Sr Cooking: Take cooking to the next level by competing in challenges, creating good food on a budget, and exploring a variety of cuisines. $10 registration fee per class at sign in, or one time fee of $30 for the year. Please let us know of any food allergies/restrictions. Meetings are held at our office in Woodbine 5:30-7:30pm. Dates: 9/13, 10/18, 11/15, 4/29. Classes limited to 15 participants.
  • LifeSmarts!: Teams of 4-5 junior and senior 4-H’ers practice and compete online each month to earn points while learning all those “adulting” skills they will soon be using! Practice starts in September. State competition is February 19 @ Rock Eagle. No charge to join, but must commit to schedule.
  • Jr/Sr District Project Achievement: Start preparing now for 4-H’s premier event! Learn and share while getting comfortable with skills like resume building, creating presentations, and speaking to a group. See our website for more details. District competition is Feb. 9-11 @ Rock Eagle.
  • Summer Camps and District/State Events: Use the scan code on front to access our website for details, or email one of our 4-H staff members. Interest meeting to be held on Feb. 1. Registration runs February 2 – March 5. Spaces limited!

Events for All Ages

  • Homeschool Clubs: Homeschool clubs are for 2nd-12th graders, cover STEAM topics, and meet monthly at our college location. We may divide the group by grades (2nd-4th and 5th & up) to best be able to match the instruction needs of our students. Meetings are held from 11-12:30 on 9/7, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14, 1/4, 2/1, 3/7, 4/11, & 5/2. Charges will be advertised as needed to cover materials.
  • Fishing and 4-H Fun Days: All day programs that will be held on school holidays. 4-H’ers will fish, participate in fun community service, and enjoy the outdoors. Games, crafts, and social activities are also part of the fun! 8:30-3:30, unless otherwise advertised. Location and details provided closer to the event. $10 registration fee due day of event. Dates are 10/6 & 11/10.
Registration Payment Form:

4-H’er Name::___________________________________________ Grade: _________ School: __________________
Enrollment info: Y or N Email for reminders/updates: ______________________@______________ . __________
Fees Paid Today:

_____ Clover Cooking ($50)
_____ County Council ($25)
_____ Jr/Sr Cooking ($30)

(office use)
Form Recieved by: ______
Verified in enrollment by: ______
Receipt #__________
Total Paid:________Ck: _______Csh:_______CC:________