Upcoming Events

Fall Newsletter

We often think of spring and summer as the time of year for beautiful blooms and gardens full of color. However there are many annuals available to add color to landscape and bed plantings during the fall.

For more information on planting for fall and much more click the article. —-> 2017 Fall Newsletter

ForestHER Workshop

Ladies come join us for a special event just for you!

What is ForestHER? This hands-on workshop will help women learn about forests and forest resource management in a relaxed, fun setting. Learn to read maps and measure and market timber and nontimber forest products, including wildlife.

Who can attend? Anyone who loves nature and learning about the natural world. You don’t have to own a lot of land. Even is you have just one acre, this work shop is for you!


See the flyer below for all of the details!

Registration Open for 4-H Summer Camp

4-H Summer Camp Registration Banner

Welcome to 4-H Summer Camp!
As a 4-H Summer Camper, you’ll be encouraged to make new friends and renew old friendships. You will have the opportunity to try new things and you will be challenged to be the best you can be! 4-H Summer Camp strives to instill the values of Head, Heart, Hands and Health through belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery in the lives of all who come to camp.

Camp Events
Each day campers will enjoy a different series of activities, all designed to help them make new friends, work together, and build relationships. A few of this year’s activities include the following:
-Flag Ceremonies
-Campfire Welcome
-Pirate Deck Party
-Sports Night

Water Adventures
Some of the most memorable activities include adventures in and on the water.  With a full-sized pool and Lay Lake at their disposal, campers can splash into summer with the following favorites:
-Paddle Boards

Sports & Outdoors
From swinging and shooting to racing and roping, there’s always something active to do at camp. An ever-expanding list of sports-related pastimes keep our campers on the move:
-Climbing Wall
-Giant Swing
-Amazing Race

Exploration Awaits!
History, science, art, and design —all this and more can be found at 4-H Summer Camp. If your interest lies in exploring new ways to learn and be creative, we’ve got activities just for you:
-Alabama the Great!
-Arts & Crafts

Alabama 4-H Summer Camp Includes the Following:
-For ages 9 to 14
-June 14-16, 2017 (3 days/2 nights session)
-Comfortable lodging
-Fun-filled learning opportunities

Contact the Crenshaw County Extension office for more information.  You can also learn more by contacting, 4-H Foundation Agent, Katie Lee.
Download the Crenshaw County Summer Camp Brochure
Check out our 4-H Summer Camp Video

Counselor-in-Training Program [ For ages 15 to 17 ]:
These youth must have a referral from their county Extension office, must have interviewed for a CIT position and been selected, and must have attended CIT training.
Applications are due January 9, 2017.
Application Instructions

All 4-H Summer Camp counselors are first aid/CPR certified, are ARC lifeguard certified, have undergone background checks, and completed counselor training. Adult chaperones are Alabama Extension staff and volunteer leaders. All have undergone background checks and completed 4-H overnight chaperone training.

Find the Right 4-H Club to Fit Your Interests

Volunteer helping child in garden

Crenshaw county 4-H has numerous types of clubs. These clubs are available throughout the county. We offer clubs through all Crenshaw county schools.

4-H focuses on youth development and education through various hands-on activities and events. Becoming a 4-H member allows youth to participate in a variety of opportunities that may not have been previously available.

Animal Science clubs range from horse to beef to poultry and swine. Youth can learn about sustainability, forestry and wildlife and outdoor recreation in Natural Resource clubs. A large portion of 4-H is creating young leaders, members can learn about career exploration, citizenship and leadership in the Leadership and Citizenship clubs.

There are many ways to find a 4-H club in your county, if you are not already a member. Parents can go to the Alabama 4-H website and select Crenshaw county to find available clubs and join online. If you don’t have access to a computer or the website, you can contact the Crenshaw county Extension office for assistance.
For more information, contact Katie Lee, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent, or visit the Alabama 4-H website at www.Alabama4H.com, where you can find upcoming events throughout the state, register for 4-H and look at all the clubs 4-H has to offer.

Article by:  Maggie Barlow

2016 4-H Classroom in the Forest

youth learning in field

The 4th grade classes from all four schools in Crenshaw county were able to attend Classroom in the Forest this year at Mr. Barnett King’s Treasure Forest. They learned about animals through the Skins-n-Skulls, which allows 4-H’ers to touch actual animal pelts native to Alabama as well as skulls from those same animals.  Other activities included a prescribed burn, tree identification, flag a tree, and a visit from a tracking dog with the Department of Conservation & Game and Fish.

For more information on Classroom in the Forest or the 4-H program in Crenshaw county, please contact Katie Lee or the Crenshaw County Extension office.

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

egret standing on driftwood in a wetland area

The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!