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Coweta County:
4-H Youth Development

General Information

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands-on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

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Events & Activities

Signups for 4-H camp are ongoing; many camps have already reached full capacity. Check out each camp (listed below) for dates and registration forms.

Cloverleaf Camp

Cloverleaf Camp was a great success! Coweta had over one hundred and thirty campers, adult chaperones and teen leaders who enjoyed canoeing, archery, making delicious smoothies, learned about native snakes and other reptiles, cheering, chanting, swimming, gardening, hiking, and learning native lore! Pictures are available on our Facebook page at Coweta County 4-H UGA Extension. Please take a moment to like our page!

Signups for the 2016 camping year will be posted as soon as they become available.

Adventure Day Camp: July 13-17

Our day camp continues to be very popular and we have already reached our maximum for the year. Please try again for next year - dates and more information will be available next spring.

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Special Interest Clubs

Coweta 4-H Middle School Club

The Coweta 4-H Middle School Club is for 6th-8th graders interested in staying active in a variety of 4-H projects and service work. They meet every month during the school year on the first Tuesday at the Coweta County Extension Office. Meetings will resume on August 4, 2015. Check back for announcements regarding the upcoming year and have a wonderful summer!

NEW TIMES FOR 2015-16: Our Middle School Club will be meeting at 6:00 pm for dinner before each meeting. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm and continue until 7:30 pm. Invitations will be issued to 2015 Project Achievement and camp participants, however, all Coweta middle school students are welcome to attend.

Dairy Heifer Show Team

Horse and Pony Club

  • The Horse and Pony Club meets at the Coweta County Extension Office on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm. Their next meeting will be July 2nd.

K-9 Klub

  • K-9 Klub meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. This month their meeting will be held at the Coweta County Extension Office on June 25th.
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Livestock Club

  • The Livestock Club meets at the Coweta County Extension Office on the third Thursday of each month. The club will meet again on June 18th.

Poultry Club

  • Due to the holidays, the Poultry Club will not be meeting in July. They will resume on the first Monday, 7pm, on August 3rd, at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building.

Sigma Lambda Chi (grades 9-12)

Sigma Lambda Chi is a club for high school students interested in service, leadership, and citizenship. They will be taking a well-deserved summer break and meetings will resume in August.

Target Sports

  • Archery
    • The archery teams have formed and registration is closed until Fall, 2015. Please contact Jerry Thrasher if interested for the next season.

  • Shotgun (Modified Trap)
    • At the district qualifying match held in Douglasville, Ben Dennis was awarded High Individual and Garrett Coggin followed right behind in second place. The Coweta Gold team placed third overall. Congratulations!
    • The shotgun season has concluded for the 2015 year. Congratulations to all participants at the recent state match. Watch the website for signups for the next season.
  • BB Gun
    • State Jaycee Qualifying Match: Saturday, March 7th
    • Northwest District Qualifying Match: Saturday, March 14th
    • State BB Match: Saturday, April 11th

Veterinary Science Student Organization (V.S.S.O.)

The Coweta County 4-H Veterinary Science Student Organization or VSSO for short, meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Coweta County Extension Office. The club was created in 2008 to educate and equip students interested in the field of veterinary medicine and is open to youth grades 5-12. Students get the opportunity to learn hands on some of the skills a career in veterinary medicine requires.The curriculum is challenging, but fun. If you enjoy science, animals and working with others, this club might be for you. For more information, contact Pam Brinton at hwoutpost@gmail.com.

  • The next meeting for VSSO will be on Thursday, July 9th, 7:00 pm at the Coweta Extension Office.

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Conferences

During the year, Junior (7th and 8th graders) and Senior (9th - 12th graders) 4-H'ers have the opportunity to attend district and state conferences. While attending, you will meet new friends from across Georgia, participate in community service projects, and attend exciting workshops. Registration and application information will be given out during 4-H club meetings or you can call the 4-H Office.

  • Senior Conference: 9th-12th grade students
    • April 11-12, 2015
    • Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Junior Rally: current 6th-8th grade students
    • May 2-3 , 2015
    • Camp Wahsega, Dahlonega
  • State Council: rising 9th grade through 12th grade students
    • June 26-28, 2015
    • Rock Eagle 4-H Center
    • Half-price for 2015 Project Achievement competitors!
    • Final day to register for Early Bird price is Friday, June 12th.
  • Junior Conference: 7th & 8th grade students
    • Over 600 adults, youth, and teens attended this year's conference. Numerous community service projects were completed including letters and cards for military service members, and 70 Christmas stockings for deployed military troops.  Northwest District led with 14,000 pounds of pulltabs; Coweta placed third with 578 pounds.
    • 2015 Junior Conference: November 14-15, 2015
  • December Classic (Fall Forum) : 9th-12th grade students and 4-H adult volunteers
    • December 12-13, 2015 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

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Judging and Quiz Bowl Events

While Georgia 4-H offers many types of judging and quiz bowl events, the following represents a list of those currently ongoing in Coweta County. Members must be at least nine years old as of January 1st of the competition year, and have not reached their nineteenth year. See the

Dairy Judging

  • State Dairy Judging Contest: March 27, 2015 in Athens
    • Our Junior and Senior teams were relatively inexperienced this year, being the first for most members and only the 2nd for others. We're proud to announce that both teams placed 5th in the state with special recognition below.
    • Congratulations to Senior Mady Hillebrand for placing High Individual in the contest! this accomplishment also achieves Master status and recognition at State Congress in July. Junior member standouts were Brent Bohannon with high Junior placings, Jennifer Brinton was high Junior reasons scorer, and Sarah Ullom as High Junior overall in our county.
    • Many thanks go to Mrs. Pam Brinton as she continues her standard of excellence in coaching this team!

Dairy Quiz Bowl

  • Exciting news for the Dairy Quiz Bowl teams at their recent competition. The Junior team of Eliza Exner, Sara Reed, Nicole and Alexa Hillebrand placed third; the Senior team of Mady and Jacob Hillebrand, Emily Morgan, and Hunter Swartz placed first. The Seniors Mastered and will continue on to national competition this fall.

Horse Judging and Hippology

  • Congratulations to the Senior Hippology team of Mady Hillebrand, Abby Lummus, Emily Morgan and Faith Cheatham for Mastering at their competition in early May. They will be moving on to regional competition this fall and we wish them the best of luck! Congratulations are also in order for the Junior team of Nicole Hillebrand, Mayson Glover, Jennifer Phillips and Cora Rakestraw for finishing in second place.

Horse Quiz Bowl

  • While the state contest is held in January, teams typically begin forming in early fall. Contact our office at (770) 254-2620 for times and location.
  • Teams compete in a game-show type format in a double elimination tournament. Subject matter covers a variety of areas of equine materials including breeds, anatomy, husbandry, disciplines, and much more.

Poultry Judging

  • Congratulations to the Senior team of Alex Adornato, Audri Crews, Hunter Swartz and Laura Chafin! They placed 2nd at the State Contest which entitles them to compete at the Avian Quiz Bowl during the National Poultry and Egg Conference this fall in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Camps

Each summer, 4-H'ers have the opportunity to attend residential camps at one of the five 4-H centers: Rock Eagle 4-H Camp; Wahsega 4-H Camp; Jekyll Island 4-H Center; Tybee Island 4-H Center/Burton 4-H Center; and Fortson 4-H Center. Information on the 2015 registration and costs are be posted as they become available.

  • For students who are in 5th and 6th grades in the 2014-2015 school year
  • For students who are in 7th and 8th grades in the 2014-2015 school year
    • Junior Camp: current 7th and 8th grades
      • Camp Fortson, June 15-19
      • Spaces are still available.
    • Wilderness Challenge Camp: current 7th-9th graders
      • Camp Wahsega, July 6-10, 2015
      • Currently full with a waiting list.
    • Marine Resource Camp: current 6th-8th graders
      • Camp Burton, July 20-24, 2015
      • Currently full with a waiting list.
  • For students who are in 9th through 12th grades in the 2014-2015 school year
    • Senior Extreme Camp: current 9th-12th graders
      • Rock Eagle, June 8-12, 2015
      • Currently full with a waiting list.
    • Senior Camp: current 9th-12th graders
      • Camp Fortson, June 29-July 3, 2015
      • Currently full with a waiting list.

An alternative to residential camps , Coweta 4-H offers a day camp for ages 9 through 12 known as Adventure Camp. Campers will enjoy guest speakers, classes, crafts, outdoor activities and include an incredible field trip. More information will be available in coming months.

  • 2015 Adventure Camp: July 13-17, 2015

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4-H Forms

  • 2014-2015 4-H Enrollment Form: required for membership in every club, must be renewed each August.
  • 4-H Code of Conduct
    • The Code of Conduct must be renewed every August 1st and is valid for one year. It must be signed by both parent and 4-H'er. All current 4-H'ers must complete and sign the new version and return to the Extension Office.
  • 4-H Medical Information and Release form
    • The MIRF must also be renewed in August and held on file at the Extension Office. It must also accompany the 4-H'er on any event away from the office.
  • Change of County 4-H Membership
    • The Change of Membership form should be completed for any 4-H'er who does not live in or go to school in Coweta County. The form must be signed by agents in both the home and new county, then forwarded to a state review committee.

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Powers Crossroads Property

Powers Crossroads PropertyThe Powers Crossroads property located at 4766 Highway 34 West in Newnan is now available for lease to organizations and individuals looking to host special events. Coweta County 4-H is proud to be a part of the rich history of the property that hosted the Powers Crossroads Arts & Crafts Festival for more than 40 years. As one of the five community organizations that own the property, Coweta 4-H is excited to see new events and activities coming to the grounds in the years to come. For more information on leasing opportunities, please click below for the lease agreement or call the Extension office at (770) 254-2620.

Download the lease agreement

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Contact

For more information about Coweta County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Megan Bailey at mfbailey@uga.edu or call (770) 254-2620.

Visit the Georgia 4-H website.

Like our Coweta County 4-H UGA Extension Facebook page!

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