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Camp Counselor Application

Are you interested in being a teen counselor and representing Albemarle and Charlottesville for 4-H Camp? If so, the application is now available! 4-H Camp will be held July 2-6, 2018. All applications must be submitted to our office by December 8, 2017. We will be holding interviews December 14th and 15th at our office, after school hours! Click Here to download our application.

Winter Programs

Are you looking for something fun to do over Winter Break? Well, come join us for some winter programs! We will be offering Winter Crafts and Holiday Treat Fun, as one day programs. Both of the Food Challenge Programs, will be offered for an extended period of time. By the end of the Food Challenge Programs, you will practically be a chef! You can use the link below to download the registration form. We are asking for you to submit your registration form into our office before the start of the program. We look forward to having some 4-H Fun with you all!

Winter Programs

Club Paperwork

Members, don't forget that you need to reenroll for the new 4-H year starting October 6 (the system will be shut down Oct 1-5 for yearly maintenance). Enrollment is available via 4HOnline. Everyone will need to reenroll starting Oct. 6, regardless of when you last enrolled in 4-H.

Leaders, don't forget that your club paperwork for the 2017-2018 year is due by Achievement Night! All forms that you will need are located under the Volunteers tab (scroll to the 4-H Club Paperwork section at the very bottom).

If you have questions about what paperwork you need to make sure that you are up to date for the current 4-H year, contact the Extension Office!

Corky Shackleford 4-H Youth Development Scholarship

Are you a 4-H member who needs help getting funds to raise a large project animal (sheep, goats, hogs, or cattle)? Read below for an opportunity that can help you cover that cost!

Established by Grace Episcopal Church, this scholarship is to be awarded annually to a member or members of Albemarle 4-H to complete an animal project to show at the Albemarle 4-H Livestock Show. Priority consideration will be given to members who have not previously raised a large 4-H project animal (sheep, goats, hogs, or cattle), but other projects will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must have been members in good standing of Albemarle 4-H (including Cloverbud members) for at least one full 4-H year before applying.  To be a member in good standing, an applicant must have met club attendance requirements, given a presentation, and attended at least one event above the club level. 

A formal application will be submitted to the Scholarship Committee in November, and will include an essay describing the applicant's proposed project; a listing of the club member's 4-H activities; a projected budget; and a signed contract pledging to pay back 25% of the scholarship at the completion of the project to their respective Club and to set aside a portion of the proceeds for the applicant's future education. Funds returned to the Club are to be used on items and/or materials which will benefit all Club members.  All scholarship recipients will be required to submit a photocopy of their 4-H Project Record Book to the Scholarship Committee at the completion of the project.

Scholarship amounts and/or additional awards will be determined at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. A total of $2,000 may be awarded in any one year.  Amounts for various projects will awarded as follows: 

Beef/Dairy Cattle $500

Swine $300-$400

Sheep/Goat $200-$300


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