4-H events offer a variety of fun learning experiences for 4-H members throughout the year. These planned events provide opportunities to learn new things, gain leadership skills and have fun with kids with similar interests.
Tree Seedlings: 4-H offers tree seedlings to youth educators for planting projects in the community each spring. Tree seedlings varieties are different each year. Tree seedlings are ordered based on pre-reservations. This program is timely for Earth Day celebrations and events.
Fashion Revue: (For currently enrolled members) For those with interest in clothing and design, whether they sew or not, Fashion Revue is an opportunity to model an outfit they have either made or purchased. All outfits are judged by volunteer judges. Fashion Revue is an ideal opportunity to practice public speaking skills and stage presence.
4-H Junior Camp: Junior Camp is a five-day overnight camp for youth ages 9-13, held the third week of July at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal, Virginia. Children participate in camp classes, recreation, swimming and campfires and have lots of fun! Extension agent staff, trained adults and teen counselors operate the camp.
4-H Fair Day Camp: 4-H Fair Day Camp is held during the week of the annual County Fair, at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Children ages 5-12 learn about agriculture in Virginia and enter projects in the fair.
4-H Food Challenge: The 4-H Food Challenge is one of the newest 4-H projects/contests. It's pretty exciting 4-H fun! Please join us as we learn how to do this project and contest together. In the 4-H Food & Nutrition Program, youth learn how to prepare nutritious and safe meals and snacks and adopt behaviors that can help create a balanced diet. This contest challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a predetermined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must identify and prepare the dish, then make a presentation about it to the judges.
4-H State Congress: State Congress is held annually at Virginia Tech and is open to senior 4-H members. Participants choose either a competition, leadership or community service track. National award winners are selected to represent Virginia at National 4-H Congress. An event for currently enrolled 4-H members ages 14 and up.
4-H State Horse Show: (for currently enrolled 4-H members) This show is held in September at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Classes are offered in hunter, western, jumper, English pleasure, games, drill team competition, gaited classes, and a variety of other disciplines.
4-H International Exchange Programs: There are 4-H international experiences which provide opportunities for teens and adult chaperones to spend a few weeks in Costa Rico, Finland or Japan.
See the overview of the country offerings! The Overview shows the dates, programs fees for delegates, program fees for chaperones, airfare estimate, ages accepted for delegates, minimum and maximum group size, and description of the program.
Contact Prince William 4-H Office if interested in applying for an exchange program: [email protected]
4-H Virginia Cooperative Extension
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
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