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4-H Outdoor Programs and Camps-archery, gardening, health/nutrition/fitness, wildlife


Archery Club

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

The Hamilton County 4-H Archery Club The 2021-2022 4-H Archery club registration packet is now available Note that practice dates are subject to change, based on coach availability and weather. Find out the latest on practices at the club’s public Facebook page.

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. The deadline for archery club registration is October 1, 2021 (or until full). There is a $50 annual fee for this activity. The archery club registration packet is now available. If you would like to receive registration information by mail, please call the Extension office (423-855-6113). Archery Club members must have their own bow and other archery equipment by January of each year. Additional information is available at the Club website.

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


4-H Gardening Club:

This 4-H club for grades 4th-8th is a registered Junior Master Gardener group using the Junior Master Gardener curriculum from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to help youth learn about plant and soil science, insects & diseases, and more. Art projects and research on plant topics using the scientific method, along with actually planting and growing things in the backyard and at the Extension office make this a very hands-on group! Activities are led by Master Gardeners or Master Gardener interns. Meetings are held at the Extension office on the monthly 4-H Project Group Night – next meeting is Tuesday, October 19 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. Email hamiltoncounty4H@tennessee.edu or call the Extension office (423) 855-6113 for more information.


Health, Nutrition & Fitness group:

4-H Health, Nutrition and Fitness Project Group for grades 4th-12th, led by 4-H Health Ambassadors Logan Johnson and Desha Wilkins. This group focuses on fun outdoor activities with other kids and learning how to stay healthy. Meetings are held at the Extension office on the monthly project group night – next meeting is Tuesday, October 19 at 4:30-6:00 p.m.


Wildlife

4-H Wildlife – This project group uses the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) manual to prepare for the 4-H Wildlife Evaluation/Judging contest, which is held in the spring. Learn how to identify native wildlife species and manage land for wildlife. Grades 4th-12th. The 4-H Wildlife program will meet at the Extension office on Project Nights one Tuesday per month at 4:30-6:00 p.m., beginning in January, 2022. For additional info email HamiltonCounty4H@tennessee.edu.

Read about the WHEP program here (scroll to “4-H Wildlife”).


Electric Camp:

4-H Electric Camp is open to 6th and 7th graders (as of January 1). Subjects covered include robotics, drones, electric motors, electrical safety, and a virtual reality challenge. More information on Electric Camp will be available in the spring.

Click here for the 2021 electric camp flyer.


4-H Quilt Camp

6th-12th grade. One space is set aside for Hamilton County, but additional spaces may be available. Turning in paperwork and fees secures a space. More information on Quilt camp will be available in the spring.

Click here for the 2021 Quilt camp flyer.


Fashion and Design Conference

6th-12th grade. Three spaces available for Hamilton County 4-H’ers – turning in paper work and fees secures a space. More information will be available in the spring.

Click here to download info page for the 2021 Fashion and Design Camp.


Junior High Academic Conference

6th-8th grade. Held in the summer at UT.

To apply for 4-H Junior High Academic Conference, 4-H members need to complete a Section A Main Project form (F305A) that relates to one of the 16 projects offered at Academic Conference.  The Section A Main Project form (F305A) is located on the state 4-H website at https://4h.tennessee.edu/portfolios/.  A list of the projects offered at Academic Conference also can be found on the state 4-H website at https://4h.tennessee.edu/academic-conference/

In addition to the Section A Main Project form (F305A) each 4-H’er wishing to participate in the conference, will need to complete the Tennessee Junior High 4-H Academic Conference application (F761) – click here to download the application for Academic Conference.

Once the Section A form and the application form have been completed, please email the form to HamiltonCounty4H@tennessee.edu. This is also the email to send questions regarding Academic Conference.