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Youth Development Classes & Activities

Youths enjoying 4-H Green Science Adventure Camp

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February 6, 2016:  Leadership Skill Set Workshop for Youth and Adults
This workshop is being offered to 4-H members and leaders as well as the general public ($10 membership fee added) from 10 am to 3pm at the Executive Office Building in Waterford.  The topics are Youth-Adult Partnerships and Officer Roles/Parliamentary Procedure.  Click here to register.  Details are available in the brochure.

February 15 - 16, 2016:  MSU Tollgate Wild Winter Farm Camp
Staying warm this winter doesn't mean sacrificing fun! The ecology of the farm is ever-changing and it doesn't stop in winter. Join us for one or two days of hands-on fun on the farm as we feed goats, collect chicken eggs, warm up in the Garden Kitchen learning about local and seasonal food, and explore the wild winter animals of the forest. More detail available in flyer or you can register here.

February 20, 2016: Dog Showmanship Clinic and Competition
Join the Canine All-Star crew on February 20th, 2016 for a Dog Showmanship Clinic and Competition at Competitive Dog Sports in Grand Blanc. 4-Her’s ages   9-19 are welcome to choose the morning (10-11:45) or afternoon (12:45-2:30) timeslots as available. Pre-registraion for this event is required. Space in the sessions is limited, so register early. The cost is $15 for a working team or $6 for an auditing position. Prices are reduced with the donation of a NEW pillow for the Grace Center of Hope Shelter. For questions about registration, contact Terry Harrison at (248) 860-1396.

February 23 - March 29, 2016: Oakland County 4-H Archery SPIN Club

Looking for something new to do indoors this winter? Youth ages 12-19 can learn basic archery skills and range safety during this 6 week club meeting at the Springfield Oaks Activity center on Tuesdays from February 23 – March 29, 2016 from 7-8 pm. The cost is $15/4-H Members & $25/Non-Members. All materials and equipment will be included. Club size will be very limited. For youth wanting to register and Adults wishing to volunteer contact Mary Blumka at (248) 858.0890 or

February 27, 2016: Oakland County Fair Fiesta Fundraiser
The 10th Annual Fiesta Fundraiser is just around the corner on February 27th. The Fair Board is looking for donations from clubs and 4-Hers for the silent and live auctions that night. Gift certificates, gift cards and baskets containing "theme" items (animal items, movie night, baking, crafting etc) are appreciated. The profits go to the premium account to pay our Fair Exhibitors. We hope everyone will come and enjoy tacos, deserts, the auctions, raffles and much more. The youth of Oakland County Fair say thanks in advance. For info please contact Fair Office at 248-634-8830 or view the flyer.

March 19, 2016: Oakland County Tack Sale
Oakland County 4-H Horse Council is hosting a tack sale on 3/19 at the Springfield Oaks Activity Center, 10am-2pm offering new/used, affordable tack and unique items for equestrians.  If interested in joining the tack sale as a vendor, please register as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact Debbie Morgan at or 248.858.0894

March 23, 2016: Oakland County 4-H Horse Camp Informational Meeting
All campers (including parents and leaders) who would like to participate in the 2016 4-H Horse Camp, June 19-23 must attend this meeting.  Parents and/or guardians will be required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours at camp this year in order for their youth to attend.  Volunteers are needed in order to keep the low cost of camp registration and are essential to the success of horse camp!  Volunteers must attend the informational meeting to learn about orientation for volunteers.  Camp application and all required forms for registration will be available at the meeting. View flyer for more information.

Feburary - March: MSU Maple Tapping and Pancake Feast
Don't have a woodlot and sugar shack, but love maple syrup? No worries! Join us for a fun and delicious experience: pop into the 19th century barn for a robust pancake meal and then bundle up and join our maple sugaring program. Identify and tap a maple tree, tour the working sugar shack, take a wagon ride, tackle historical tools, and of course, taste maple syrup. Program includes the hands-on maple sugaring with wagon ride and pancake celebration with coffee, cocoa, pancakes, real maple syrup, and other goodies! Programs run 9:00am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-3:00pm with the pancake bonanza in the barn beginning an hour before each program with along with activities, music, and friends! For more detail view the flyer or contact

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