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4-H Outdoor Programs and Camps

Archery:

Hamilton County 4-H Archery Club logo, showing an arrow and a 4-H clover.

The Hamilton County 4-H Archery Club – Learn the basics of archery or improve your skills in the sport. Grades 4th through 12th can join this club in the fall and practice throughout the school year. All practices are held outdoors and supervised by 4-H-certified shooting sports instructors.

Registration in the archery club takes place each fall. To be added to the list to receive archery club registration information, please call the Extension office (423-855-6113).

Find out more about 4-H Archery at the Tennessee 4-H website’s shooting sports page.


Wildlife:

4-H Wildlife Evaluation – This project group meets from November through March to prepare for the 4-H Wildlife Evaluation contest. Learn how to identify native wildlife species and manage land for wildlife. Grades 4th-12th. Contact the Extension Office for details (423-855-6113).


Camp:

Hamilton County 4-H’ers have a variety of options for camping. Whether you enjoy swimming, crafts, archery, wildlife, or just hanging out with friends, there’s something just for you at 4-H camp!

NEW – Virtual 4-H Electric Camp going on now! Fun online activities to learn about electricity.


Fashion and Design Conference – May 26-28, 2021 in Sevierville, TN. This camp is perfect if you love designing clothes! Check back for additional details on the 2021 conference.


Junior 4-H Camp – 4th-6th grade. June 7-11, 2021 in Greeneville, Tennessee at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center. Registration information coming soon.

Campers arrive at the 4-H Center in Greeneville TN on Monday afternoon and leave midday on Friday. Transportation is provided to and from Junior Camp, so contact your Hamilton County Extension 4-H office for more details. The Clyde Austin 4-H Center makes every effort to insure that your child has a safe and rewarding camp experience. The 4-H agents, adult & teen volunteer leaders and permanent camp staff encourage all participants to experience new adventures and make new friends.  

Facilities are regularly inspected and meet health department guidelines. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture safety officer evaluates camp facilities to keep them free of hazards. The 4-H Center is accredited according to the strict guidelines of the American Camp Association.  

A first-aid station is located on the campgrounds while local hospitals provide care in case of an emergency (hospital located 3 miles from campgrounds). A healthcare professional is employed by the Clyde Austin 4-H Center. Medications for allergies and other illnesses are kept in a safe location and monitored by adults. It is the parents’ responsibility to notify 4-H agents of any medical conditions that may apply to their child.   

Professional and summer staff receives training in first aid, safety procedures, and program areas. There are two volunteer leaders for every 16 children, in addition to county agents and center staff. A lifeguard and two adults for every 50 campers are on duty at the pool. Your camper should attend and participate in activities as scheduled. The camp schedule provides a variety of classes with something for everyone and the flexibility for each child to decide which center he/she wants to attend. Before the departure to camp, a date will be set for a mandatory orientation with parents, participants, adult/teen leaders, and the Hamilton County 4-H Agent. 


Junior High Academic Conference – 6th-8th grade. June 8-11 on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. At this 4-H STEM event, participants receive intensive training in their 4-H project area under the supervision of university scientists and specialists and explore related career opportunities. The conference provides a variety of rewarding and fun-filled experiences in classroom, outdoor and laboratory settings. Registration information coming soon.


Junior High 4-H Camp – 6th-8th grade. July 12-16, 2021 in Greeneville, Tennessee at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center. Registration information coming soon.

Campers arrive at the 4-H Center in Greeneville TN on Monday morning and leave midday on Friday. Transportation is not provided to nor from the 4-H Jr. High camp. The Clyde Austin 4-H Center makes every effort to insure that your child has a safe and rewarding camp experience. The 4-H agents, adult & teen volunteer leaders and permanent camp staff encourage all participants to experience new adventures and make new friends. 

Facilities are regularly inspected and meet health department guidelines. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture safety officer evaluates camp facilities to keep them free of hazards. The 4-H Center is accredited according to the strict guidelines of the American Camp Association. A first-aid station is located on the campgrounds while local hospitals provide care in case of an emergency. A healthcare professional is employed by the Clyde Austin 4-H Center. Medications for allergies and other illnesses are kept in a safe location and monitored by adults. It is the parents’ responsibility to notify 4-H agents of any medical conditions that may apply to their child. Professional and summer staff receives training in first aid, safety procedures, and program areas. There are volunteer leaders in addition to county agents and center staff. A lifeguard and two adults for every 50 campers are on duty at the pool.

Your camper should attend and participate in activities as scheduled. The camp schedule provides a variety of classes with something for everyone and the flexibility for each child to decide which center he/she wants to attend. Before the departure to camp, a date will be set for a mandatory orientation with parents, participants, adult/teen leaders, and the Hamilton County 4-H Agent.  


Target SMART Camp – 5th-9th grade. July 12-16 in Greeneville, TN at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center. This year every camper will get to experience each of the shooting sports (Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Archery and Rifle Training) as well as the discipline we call Hunting and Outdoor Skills. Registration information coming soon.


4-H Quilt Camp – 6th-12th grade. July 13-15. Must be an experienced seamstress. Registration information coming soon.