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!
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.
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:
-Pirate Deck Party
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:
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:
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)
-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.
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.
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
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.
Natural resources and natural resource activity abound in Crenshaw Co. Many of our extension programs are directed toward natural resource management especially through our local forestry and wildlife related associations.
For more information on related programs and upcoming events, please visit the Crenshaw County Extension office’s Natural Resources homepage.
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.