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Dougherty County:
4-H Youth Development

4-H is open to kids from age 9 to 19

Jazmin Thomas


Jazmin Thomas
4-H County Agent


Fees include transportation, insurance, food, lodging, t-shirt, and all activities. Campers need to bring money for souvenirs. Fee may be paid in installments.


4-H Groups

  • Cloverleaf (5th & 6th grade)
  • Junior (7th & 8th grade)
  • Senior (9th - 12th grade)
    Dougherty County 4-Hers at a Teen Leader Meeting


Teen Leaders are any Junior or Senior
4-Hers that would like to participate in
more activities than just the competitions.


Dougherty County 4-Hers participate in many local, district, state, and national activities.

  • The Challenge Bowl Team at practiceGreen Ribbon Week
  • Stash the Trash
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Youth Summit
  • Kid's Expo
  • Competitions on all levels
  • Nursing Homes visits
  • Work with pre-schoolers
  • Financial Literacy
  • Ag Expo in Moultrie
  • Water Festival

Check out these local activities.

weevil traps
  • Summer Field Trips
  • Summer Fun Classes
  • 4-H2O Summer Camp

Other Events

  • The Governor's Youth Summit Team from Dougherty CountyState Congress
  • State Council
  • Cotton Bowl/Consumer Jamboree
  • The Governor's Urban/Rural Exchange Program
  • Georgia National Fair
  • Junior Conference
  • Senior Conference

Check with Ms. Dawn Feller for more information on activities available for your age group.

General Info

Georgia's 4-H Centers

Off to Junior Camp!With an area of 59,441 square miles, Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. The latest estimates indicate that there are now over 7.4 million people in our state. We have mountains, beaches, farm land, timber land, urban centers, rivers, lakes, rolling hills, and marshes. The University of Georgia 4-H program has five centers for education located in different areas of the state. Each center offers 4-H Environmental Education and Summer Camp.

(You can click on a camp name to go to their Website)

  • Rock Eagle 4-H Center is the largest 4-H Center in the world; it is located in the Piedmont area of our state near Eatonton, GA. Rock Eagle is named for a 2,000+ year old white, quartz rock mound in the shape of an eagle. You can swim, hike, canoe, sail, play ball, miniature golf, and compete for the famous Tribal Shield. You can study the life of Native Americans and make craft items.
  • Jekyll Island 4-H Center is on one of Georgia's Golden Islands. In the land of millionaires you can learn many exciting things about ocean and marine life. Travel through the maritime forest, tour the millionaires village, have fun at the water park, and participate in beach games on the coast.
  • Fortson 4-H Center is just outside Atlanta, near the Atlanta Motor Speedway. It offers swimming, white water, adventure courses, and learning about our capital city.
  • Wahsega 4-H Center has a high ropes course, a zip line, basketball, wading in a mountain stream, hiking, learning mountain lore, and about plants and animals in the hills of Georgia. This center is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains near Dahlonega, GA.
  • Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island is a beautiful place near Savannah, GA. It's the site of fun, sun, and great learning about the wildlife-rich tidal marshes. Play volleyball in the sand, catch some rays on the beach, and learn about the coastal birthplace of our state.


For more information about Dougherty County 4-H Youth Development Programs,
contact the following people at (229) 436-7216 or email them at:

Jazmin Thomas, County 4-H Agent,

Visit the Georgia 4-H website!

Setting things up for the Back-to-school cook-out One of the Dougherty County Challenge Bowl Teams

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)