The Jefferson County 4-H program has scheduled several educational activities available to Jefferson County youth ages 5 to 19 years old.

The Jefferson County 4-H program has scheduled several educational activities available to Jefferson County youth ages 5 to 19 years old.


According to Pia Woods, county Extension agent – 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.


Activities will include:


Make It Mondays


Who: 4-H members ages 9 to 15


What: Daylong workshops focused on Expressive Arts & Entrepreneurship.


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


When: Mondays in June 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day


Where: Jefferson County Extension Office


Cost: $5 per workshop or all for $15. Must be pre-registered and pay in advance.


Registration Deadline: May 29.


Classes limited to 25. May register for all Mondays or your pick.


4-H Kids Cooking Camp


Who: Jefferson County youth ages 9-12


What: Three-day camp with a focus on AR agriculture and cooking


When: June 4-5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day


Where: Jefferson County Extension Office


Cost: $15 for youth registering after May 14.


Registration Deadline: May 29


District O-Rama


Who: 4-Hers qualified through county competitions.


What: District-level 4-H competition


When: June 19


Where: East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City


Registration Deadline: May 29


Fishing Derby


Who: Jefferson County youth and senior citizens


What: Jefferson County Recreation Association Annual Fishing Derby


When: June 14 at 8 a.m.


Where: McCoy Park, U.S. 270


Registration Deadline: June 6


Arkansas 4-H State Camps


Who: 4-H members ages 9-12 and 13-15


What: Three-day, two-night camp with a "Weird Science" theme


When: July 7-9


Where: AR 4-H Center, Ferndale


Cost: $85 for all ages.


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


Registration Deadline: June 16.


State O-Rama


Who: Sr. 4-Hers (ages 14-19) who are district-qualified


What: Four-day State-level competition


When: July 22-25,


Where: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville


Cost: $75


Registration Deadline: June 30


Camp Cloverbud


Who: 4-H members ages 5-8


What: Two-day day camp for Cloverbuds. Workshops taught by county teen leaders.


When: July 14-15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day


Where: Jefferson County Extension Office


Registration Deadline: July 3.


Class and camp sizes are limited. Call 870-534-1033 or email pwoods@uaex.edu for additional information or to register.


University of Arkansas, United States Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating.


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