Isabella County MSU Extension - 4-H Programs
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4-H is an educational program for youth ages 5-19. Started in 1908 by the United States Department of Agriculture, 4-H can now be found in over 80 countries all over the world and in every Michigan county.What kinds of activities do 4-H members participate in?
Fair Projects: Contrary to popular belief, 4-H is not just for "farm kids". Isabella County 4-H Clubs include rural and urban youth who participate in project areas such as livestock, arts and crafts, foods and nutrition, community service, leadership, photography, shooting sports, crops, aerospace, forestry, sewing, modeling, drama, computers and more!!
Development Workshops: Many Isabella County 4-H members also choose to participate in workshops offered at Kettunen Center and Kellogg Biological Station. These workshops include leadership skills development, visual arts, veterinary science, outdoor education, and much more. Isabella County 4-H Program Council covers the costs of attending these workshops so all Isabella County 4-H members are able to participate and broaden their experience and knowledge.
Summer Camp: Cloverbud Camp is a day camp for 5-8 year old members to learn about the outdoors and get a taste of the camping experience. Isabella County 4-H Camp is a three-day, overnight camping experience in activities such as swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, arts & crafts, sports and campfire songs. Camps are held at Coldwater Lake 4-H Camp.
Information: If you would like more information on Isabella County 4-H, please contact us in the MSU Extension Office at (989) 772-0911 ext. 302.
4-H Clubs of Isabella County
Barn Yard Kids
Beal City FFA
Beal City Pioneers
Bowen Busy Bees
Country Kids Livestock
Crafts N' More
Town & Country Maple Leaves
W. E. S. T.
There are many opportunities in 4-H for adults, as well! 4-H programs are volunteer-driven, and new volunteer leaders are needed! If you are interested in teaching youth a new skill or helping them to develop leadership and life skills, call the Extension Office at (989) 772-0911 ext. 302 and ask about becoming a volunteer leader.
The time investment is small, but the rewards for both youth and leader are immeasurable!