4-H Newsletter from Camden County

Hello Parents and 4-H’ers!

We are pumped about Project Achievement–Georgia 4-H’s premier event, where youth gain knowledge, confidence, life skills, and new friends! We had over 250 5th graders enter our local competition, and 111 of those were invited to compete at our district competition. They are working hard to get ready, and we can’t wait to see them showcase their hard work!Keep reading to find out about all the ways you can plug in to 4-H!

Shawnie Sahadeo, 4-H Agent – ssahadeo@uga.edu
Rachel Smith, 4-H Educator – rachel.smith6@uga.edu

Camden County Extension/4-H Office
1409 Georgia Ave, Woodbine, GA 31569

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The Camden Clover – Your Monthly 4-H Newsletter – March 2024 (PDF)

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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

2024 Southeast District Spring Junior Conference

Calling all 6th – 8th Grade 4-Hers! Southeast The Beast – April 13-14, Camp Jekyll
Come spend a weekend at the beach and make new friends! We are planning this fun leadership retreat just for you! To register, contact our office before March 25. Cost: $80 (includes t-shirt and transportation).

5th Grade Clubs

We loved learning some new things from you as we reviewed all of your speeches.
This month is the last month to earn points. Don’t forget to wear green, attend 4-H events, and turn in those can tabs for community service!
When we come to see you next time, be ready to trade your points on some awesome 4-H swag!

April Meeting Schedule and School Points (per student)

  • CRES: 3/22 (11 points)
  • DLR: 3/26 (7 points)
  • KES: 3/19 (27 points)
  • MHES :3/27 (11 points)
  • MLC: 3/08 (47 points)
  • MLG: 3/28 (10 points)
  • SES: 3/13 (19 points)
  • SMES: 3/12 (8 points)
  • WES: 3/06 (33 points)

Summer Camp

I love 4-H camp! A lot of the time, this is a youth’s first time away from home without family nearby and is a great way to teach independence. We also foster a sense of belonging, and offer opportunities for mastery too. There are even unique opportunities to learn generosity at camp. I have so many success stories that I love to tell, and am looking forward to being a part of new successes this summer.It’s not too late to sign your child up for an awesome summer experience, and give them a boost of confidence before they head to middle school. Please contact us if you need help with covering the cost of camp. We have several community partners that also believe in the power of camp and have donated to fund camp scholarships.Spaces are filling up fast, so don’t wait! –Ms. Shawnie

Camp Dates:

  • 5th & 6th Graders: Cloverleaf Camp, July 1-5 @ Rock Eagle 4-H Center – Swimming, hiking, canoing, archery, dances, fun with friends and so much more!
  • 7th & 8th Graders: Junior Camp, July 15-19 @ Burton 4-H Center – Enjoy the beach, be a marine scientist, and explore Tybee island!
  • 9th-12th Graders: Senior Camp, June 24-28@ Wasega 4-H Center – Come enjoy the fresh air you can only find in the mountains! Rock climbing, white water rafting, and all the camp things are here!
  • 9th-12th Graders: Senior ExtremeCamp, June 3-7 & June 10-14 @ Rock Eagle 4-H Center – No cabins here! Join us for a True Extreme camping experience in the forest at Rock Eagle!

    For more information about camps 4-H Summer Camp Web Page.

Upcoming Events

  • Cloverleaf Cooking: March 18(must have signed up for this year long club at the beginning of the year).
  • Cloverleaf STEAM: March 28, 5:30-7pm, drop in’s welcome. Meets in room 143 @ Coastal Georgia Community College in Kingsland. This month is all about chemistry!
  • County Council: (7th-12th grades only)March 21, 5:30-7pm at our college location.
  • Homeschool Clubs: March 7, 11:00-12:30. Grades 2nd-12th. Meets in room 143 @ Coastal Georgia Community College in Kingsland
  • Cloverleaf Project Achievement: March 23! Please join us in wishing our finalists Good Luck at our district public speaking competition!

$4 for 4-H – April 4, 2024

Save the date! Like our Camden County Extension FB page, and support our local Camden County 4-H’ers by liking, sharing , and donating during this one day event! Donate at least $4 to get us on the map, and help us turn our county green! (Camden is in the lower southeast region of the map)

It’s Onion Time!

Help send 4-H’ers to camp this summer, by purchasing these farm fresh, Georgia grown awesome onions! 10# for $12 or 40# for $40. Orders and payment due by April 22. Pick up will be scheduled for the first week of May. Contact our office to order.

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