The March 2024 newsletter is out! You can view it all on our web page at or scroll below to download it.

Catching up with Madison County 4-H and Youth Development

Summer Camp! (click for more details)

If you’re still interested in summer camp but haven’t sign up yet, contact us NOW! There is a waiting list right now but the earlier you sign up, the better chance you have.

Cost for each camp is $415. We have some scholarship/fundraising opportunities available; please let us know if you’re interested. Cloverleaf Campers will pay $440 if they choose not to fundraise or don’t meet minimum fundraising requirements. You can also contact us if you’d like to apply for a summer camp scholarship.

Visit our camp web page for sign up forms and information of our camps (

Campers Grades 4-6

Cloverleaf Camp will take place at the great Atlantic Ocean Jekyll Island 4-H Center, July 8 – 12th for students that have completed the 3rd – 6th grades.

Campers Grades 6-8

Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, June 17-21, for students who have completed the sixth, seventh or eighth grades (Wilderness Challenge campers must be 12 years old by Thursday, June 20, to go white water rafting at Wilderness Challenge Camp.)

Campers Grades 7-8

Junior Camp for students who have completed the 7th and 8th graders at the Burton Tybee 4-H Center on  June 3 -7.

Campers Grades 9-12

High school students (grades 9-12) may attend Senior Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, July 1-5; and, Senior EXTREME Camp, a more primitive camping experience at Fitch Pioneer Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, also choosing one of two weeks, June 10-14. High school students may also apply to attend National Resources Exploration Camp, a collaborative effort between Georgia 4-H and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA. This camp will be held July 15-19, at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, with trips to the UGA campus in Athens.

Upcoming Activities/Events & Important Announcements

Senior Conference (Grades 9-12)

April 6-7! This weekend event includes a semi-formal dance along with an after-dance party with mechanical bull, games, pizza, and MORE! A share fair with college recruiters and a chance for you to highlight your great work is just a couple of other opportunities. Registration and $80 fee are due by noon on March 26, 2024. Please note that registration after March 26th will incur a $5 late fee and any drops after this day will incur a $30 cancellation fee.

Junior Rally (Grades 6-8)

April 20-21! This weekend event includes ropes course obstacles, talent show, dancing, campfire, workshops and education sessions, along with opportunities for community service. Registration and $85 fee are due by noon on April 9, 2024. Please note that registration after April 9th will incur a $5 late fee and any drops after this day will incur a $30 cancellation fee.

Graduating Seniors

Senior Wall Plaque…

If you’re graduating High School this year and want your name on the Senior Wall at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center, make your donation and complete a Senior Wall Form by Friday, March 22, 2024!

Graduation Cords…

Contact us at 706-795-2281 if you’d like to purchase a graduation cord. The cost is $5 each.

Ambassador Program

The 2024-2025 Georgia 4-H Ambassador program application is now live! The goal of the 4-H Ambassador program is to prepare 4-H’ers to become knowledgeable in a specific content area so that they can return to their counties and share what they’ve learned with others. This year, there are five ambassador tracks: Healthy Living, Pollinators, Science and Engineering, Wildlife, and Animal Science.  Attached you will find a sample Ambassador application, scoring rubric, and social media graphics.

The application can be found here . Applications will close Monday, April 15 at 5:00 PM.

This opportunity is open to any 8th-11th grade 4-H member in the current 2023-2024 school term. Those who are currently in 12th grade and will graduate from high school this year are not eligible for the 4-H Ambassador Program, as it will carry over beyond their 4-H eligibility in most cases.

State 4-H Horse Show

The State 4-H Horse Show provides an opportunity for 4-H’ers to exhibit their horses and skills and receive input on their accomplishments. Classes are offered in five divisions:

  • Stock Seat (Western)
  • Ranch (Western)
  • Hunt Seat (English)
  • Saddle Seat/Gaited (English)
  • Contest Events (Running)

The deadline to submit your intent to show form is March 14th so contact us if you’re interested.

Georgia 4-H National Ag Week

Make plans to celebrate National Ag Week—March17-23, 2024! There are many resources available to you to make this year’s celebration a success. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture chose “My Grandpa, My Tree, and Me” by Roxanne Troup as the 2024 Book of the Year.

Visit Https:// for more information and to find all the activities to celebrate.

$4 for 4-H

$4 for 4-H takes place on April 4 of each year. It serves as the annual day of giving for all of Georgia 4-H. We encourage you to share this opportunity to give $4, $44, $444, ore more designated to Madison County. The goal is for our entire state to turn green with giving!

80% of all funds raised through this campaign will go directly back to our county programs.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page on April 4th! We’ll share the link to make donating easy and you can share our posts with your family and friends.

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