4-H Camp Cherry Lake:
Gadsden County 4-H Program is proud to announce 2012 Camp Cherry Lake, June 25 – 29, 2012. This is a week long residential camping experience held at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake in Madison County. Youth will learn while building social skills, environmental awareness, citizenship, and leadership skills. Transportation will be provided. This camp is open to all youth 8 – 13. Cost is $160.00 per child. We will be camping with Levy County 4-H this year. Registration is now open. All forms and payments are due by June 4, 2012.
Scholarship applications are available. (Payments can be made in installments but must be completed by June 4.) Call the office at 875-7261 to have an enrollment packet mailed to you. For more information about camp site click here Camp Cherry Lake
Project Achievement County Events
4-H District III Events
Held on the campus of the University of Florida during the summer, this is a fabulous week in which 4-H members can have fun and learn alongside other 4-Her’s from Florida. Congress is divided into competitive and non-competitive sessions. The non-competitive portion is devoted to educational workshops on a variety of subjects addressing the interests of Florida’s youth. The competitive portion of the event is where first place senior District Winners compete against other District Winners in a variety of events. In addition, each county sends two voting delegates to attend the State 4-H Council Meetings. Interviews for State Recognition and Scholarship applicants are conducted during this event.
4-H Legislature: (June 25 – 29, 2012)
The Florida 4-H Legislature is a five-day learning laboratory in state government. Young people serve as the Florida 4-H Governor and Lt. Governor; senators and representatives; lobbyists; pages; legislative aides; and news media staff. Participants use 60 pieces of 4-H legislation that Florida youth have submitted during the year. They learn: the functions of state government; parliamentary procedure; public speaking; debate; problem-solving; networking skills; and, the formal structure of policy-making. Participants meet in the Capitol committee rooms; debate in the House and Senate Chambers; have press conferences; and tour the Supreme Court. Adults learn beside teen participants and serve as advisors.
4-H Delegates to the Florida 4-H Legislature are to:
- Be 14 years old by September 1 of current program year.
- Interested in learning more about state government and being a public policy maker.
- Capable of self-discipline to prepare, make decisions and participate with limited supervision.
- Positive citizens who can apply good judgment and leadership skills during the event.