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4-H Summer Learning Opportunities

The Jefferson County 4-H program will be conducting a variety of educational activities that will offer county youth, 5-19-years-old, an opportunity for summer learning in a fun, safe, and informal environment.

Pine Bluff, Ark. –

According to Pia Woods, county Extension Agent II – 4-H Youth Development, these activities are a continuing effort by the county 4-H program to provide hands-on activities for youth in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), leadership, citizenship and healthy living education.   Please note deadlines for registration, as they differ for each activity.

Teen Leader Conference

Who:  Jefferson County Youth ages 14-19

What:  Annual state-level 4-H leadership conference that helps to prepare teenagers for leadership and civic responsibilities in their local clubs and counties.

When:  June 10-12, 2015

Where:  C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Ferndale

Registration Deadline:  May 8

 

Make It! Mondays

Who:  4-H members ages 10-15

What:  Day-long workshops focused on Expressive Arts & Entrepreneurship.

4-Hers will end each day with a completed project to take home.

When:  Mondays in June, 2015, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM each day (June 8/15/22/29)

Where:  Jefferson County Extension Office

Cost:  $5.00 per workshop or all for $15.  Must be pre-registered and pay in advance. 

Classes limited to 15.  May register for all Monday’s or your pick.

Registration Deadline:  May 22

Fishing Derby

Who:  Jefferson County Youth and Senior Citizens

What:  Jefferson County Recreation Association Annual Fishing Derby

When:  Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 8:00 a.m.

Where:  McCoy Park, Highway 270

Registration Deadline:  June 5

 

Arkansas 4-H State Camps

Who:  4-H members ages 9-12 & 13-15

What:  Three-day, two-night camp

When:  July 6 – 8, 2015

Where:  AR 4-H Center, Ferndale, AR

Cost:  $75 for all ages. 

Registration is through 4honline.  Payment must be received prior to registration approval.

Registration Deadline:  June 9.

 

4-H Kids Cooking Camp

Who:  Jefferson County youth ages 10-13

What:  Two-day camp with a focus on AR agriculture & cooking

When:  July 13 and 14, 2015, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM each day

Where:  Jefferson County Extension Office

Registration Deadline:  June 19

 

Camp Cloverbud

Who:  4-H members ages 5-8

What:  One-day day camp for Cloverbuds.   

When:  July 23, 2015, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Where:  Jefferson County Extension Office

Registration Deadline:  July 9.

 

Kids in the Kitchen Cooking School

Who:  County youth, ages 12-15, who are/will be attending Dollarway, Pine Bluff and Watson Chapel School Districts, Lighthouse Charter School, or Quest Middle School this fall.

What:  Two-day Cooking School, which will cover cooking basics and teach the skills needed to prepare a complete healthy meal.  

When:  July 28 and July 30, 2015, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where:  Jefferson County Extension Office

Registration Deadline:  July 9.

 

            Call 534-1033 or email pwoods@uaex.edu for additional information or to register.

The 4-H program is open to all county youth between the ages of 5 and 19 years of age.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Pia Woods
County Extension Agent - 4-H, FCS
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Pia Woods
County Extension Agent - 4-H, FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
500 Idaho St, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 534-1033
pwoods@uaex.edu

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    The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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