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4-H at VSU Announces Virtual i-Congress in July

Youth ages 11-13 invited to attend
Virginia 4-H in conjunction with 2020 Congress across the Commonwealth announces a virtual i-Congress for youth ages 11-13 from July 13-30.
 
i-Congress, held by Virginia 4-H at Virginia State University, is a summer program for middle-school children interested in becoming 4-H leaders, and is designed to foster leadership skills.
 
The highly acclaimed program features interactive hands-on activities, public speaking contests and fun and educational workshops. Youth will engage in virtual workshops on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math) topics, leadership, teambuilding, networking skills and college life. Participants will be inspired by professional speakers, community leaders and Virginia State 4-H Ambassadors. The cost is $5 per participant. T-shirts may be available for an additional fee. 
 
Registration will open in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in being notified when registration opens, please provide your contact information at www.ext.vsu.edu/4h-icongress. Providing your contact information only means you will be notified when the i-Congress registration is open; it does not confirm registration in the program itself. If you have any questions or need more information about the program, please contact Dr. Maurice Smith (mdsmith@vsu.edu) or Dr. Chantel Wilson (cwilson@vsu.edu)."
 
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

2018 4-H Youth Masquerade Dance Highlights

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Greensville/Emporia 4-H hosted a Youth Masquerade Dance (Halloween Themed) at Greensville Country Ruritan Club. Approximately 60 youth and teens from Greensville/Emporia were in attendance. We would like to sincerely thank Greensville County Ruritan Club​ for allowing us to host our event at the clubhouse and for allowing us to use their facility. We would also like to thank Greensville County Sheriff's Office for watching out for us over the course of the night to ensure our youth had a fun and safe night! Also, a huge thank you goes out to adult volunteers and the Greensville/Emporia 4-H Teen Club members for serving as teen leaders during the dance and helping to decorate for the event. Everyone had a wonderful time dancing the night away and making memories with new and old friends.

Greensville/Emporia 4-H is open to all community youth between the ages of 5-19 and their families. 4-H is America’s largest youth development program, which empowers nearly six million young people across the United States with skills to lead for a lifetime. The majority of local 4-H youth development programs are offered at a low-cost or are free-of-charge. Greensville/Emporia 4-H offers youth the opportunity to become positive role models in their community, teen leaders and good citizens, while learning how to cook, eat healthy, exercise, care for animals, care for the environment, participate in 4-H shooting sports, and much more! Contact 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, Hannah Parker, at 434-348-4223 or hdp2513@vt.edu to learn more about local 4-H activities.

For more photos from the event, please check out our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/EmporiaGreensville4H

Reini Maryland and Jelissia Johnson smile for a photo before heading out to the dance floor. Pictured (left to right): Reini Maryland and Jelissia Johnson

New 4-H friends, Talynn Robinson (left) and Isaiah Williams (right), have fun dancing together and celebrating Halloween at the Masquerade Dance. Pictured (left to right): Talynn Robinson and Isaiah Williams

Trick or Treat? These ladies were ready for Halloween! Pictured from left to right: Jordanne Morgan and Hailey Sowards

Several youth stop to take a photo with friends during the 4-H Masquerade Dance. Pictured from left to right: Mandy Johnson, Jaylen Easley (front), Cashlyn Meade, Jadeyn Mobley, Hailey Sowards, Lenleigh Cifers, Jekya Fields, and Malina Wilson

    

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Greensville/ Emporia Jr. 4-H Summer Camp - Let your child become part of the tradition!

What is the best thing to do when it is cold outside?  Plan for summer!  Greensville/ Emporia   4-H camp is the perfect way for your child to have a new, exciting experience this summer while making friends that will last a lifetime.  The 2017 Greensville/ Emporia 4-H Camp will be held July 10 – 14th at the beautiful Airfield 4-H Educational Center in Wakefield, VA.  A variety of camp classes, afternoon activities, and special evening programs are great fun for all youth. Camp class examples include swimming, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, canoeing, nature, cooking, fishing, leather craft, sports, theater arts, climbing wall, high ropes and much more!

Greensville/ Emporia 4-H Camp is open to all youth 9-13 years that are residents of Greensville/ Emporia.The cost of camp is $220 for the first child, $215 for a second child, and $200 for each additional child. Scholarship applications are available upon request at time of registration.

To register for camp, we are having a one-day sign-up this year.  The 2017 Greensville/ Emporia 4-H Camp Sign-up Day will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office in Emporia, VA.  A non-refundable $40.00 deposit is due the day of camp sign-up. We accept cash in the exact amount (we do not keep change in the office), check, and money orders. We are not able to accept debit or credit cards.  4-H Camp Sign-up will continue until camp is full or 12:00 p.m. that day on a first come first serve basis. There will be a $15.00 credit towards your child’s camp balance to the first 15 campers to register on sign-up day!!!

Please contact the Greensville/Emporia Extension Office for further information or to request a brochure for more information (434) 348-4223 or drexel@vt.edu .

4-H Camp would not be possible without the help of adult volunteers.  There is no cost for an adult volunteer to attend camp, just the completion of camp training.   This is a great way to share this experience with your child!

If interested In Becoming an Adult Volunteer, contact the Extension Office for an application.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the 2017 4-H Camp, please contact Drexel W. Pierce, Jr. at the Extension Office no later than two weeks prior to the date assistance is needed.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie,  Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg

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Greensville/ Emporia 2014 4-H Summer Camp spaces still available!

Currently Greensville/ Emporia 4-H is still accepting boys and girls to attend the 2014 4-H summer camp to be held July 21-25th at the beautiful Airfield  4-H Educational Center in Wakefield, VA.  A variety of camp classes, afternoon activities, and special evening programs are great fun for all youth. Camp class examples include swimming, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, canoeing, nature, cooking, fishing, leather craft, sports, performing arts, climbing wall, high ropes and much more! Greensville/ Emporia 4-H Camp is open to all youth 9-13 years that are residents of Greensville/ Emporia. Campers must be 9 years old on or before September 30, 2013.  Older campers are eligible as long as they were no older than 13 as of January 1, 2014. The cost of camp is $200 for the first child, $195 for a second child, and $190 for any additional children. Limited scholarships are available. Scholarship deadline is April 11th. Greensville/ Emporia 4-H camp is the perfect way for your child to have a new, exciting experience this summer while making friends that will last a lifetime. Please contact the Greensville/ Emporia Extension Office for further information (434) 348-4223 or drexel@vt.edu.

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Register for 4-H Summer Camp Today!

Registration for 4-H Summer Camp will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing until camp is full or 10:00 a.m. Camping spaces are offered on a first come first serve basis.  Greenville/ Emporia 4-H Camp is open to all youth residents of Greensville/ Emporia who are 9-13 years old.  If you are not sure if your child is eligible, please call our office at 434-348-4223 before camp sign-up day. 4-H Camp Sign-up will be held at the Greensville/ Emporia Extension Office located at: 105 Oak Street, Emporia, Virginia 23847.

The purpose of 4-H is to help develop life skills in community youth.  Greensville/ Emporia 4-H is centered on positive youth development and camp have proven to be one of the most effective methods to involve a large number of youth in the 4-H program. 

4-H camp can have a huge impact on a child’s life.  Along with making lifelong friends and having fun, youth learn valuable life lessons and skills that they will carry with them the rest of their lives.  Many campers return to camp as a 4-H Teen Counselor where they gain valuable leadership experience volunteering their time to give back to 4-H. 

4-H camp is a fun opportunity for boys and girls to learn skills through hands-on experiences.  The camping program helps youth build self-esteem, and challenges them to be innovative and creative.  Participants have the opportunity to take several exciting classes, including Advanced Swimming, Beginning Swimming, Archery, Advanced Art, Arts & Crafts, Canoeing, Cooking/ Foods, Advanced Fishing, Fishing, GauGau, Leather Crafts, Low Ropes, Nature & Forestry, Outdoor Living, Riflery, Cheerleading, Sports of All Sorts, Theatrical Arts, Gardening, Woodworking – about 25 to choose from: There’s also arts and crafts, swim and recreation time, special evening events, songs and games, and more.

Don’t miss the opportunity to register on March 15th from 8:00am-10:00am or when space is full whichever comes first.

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