4-H members of all ages are invited to attend this year’s 4-H Kids College on Saturday, March 29, at the OVCTC in West Union. This event is open to all 4-H members with an interest in the subject matter, regardless of what projects they are taking. Those enrolled in related projects will learn about project requirements, pre-fair judging, and Ohio State Fair expectations. Each course will provide hands-on learning opportunities, and members will complete one or more activities from their project books. Youth will leave each course with a product, kit, or new information.
A variety of courses are scheduled, most designed to help members enrolled in non-livestock projects get the help and support they need to complete the project and bring it to pre-fair judging on June 30.
Kids College is sponsored in part by OSU Extension Adams County, Southern State Community College, and the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. All course instructors have volunteered their time and expertise. Participant fees will be used for course instructional materials, facility rental, equipment, and supplies. Most courses will offer participants the opportunity to take home a completed product, a project kit, or project-related equipment and supplies.
Elective courses being offered in the morning include Scrapbooking Basics, Natural Resources 101, Cake Decorating 201, Health: The Fourth H; and Safe Use of Guns. Afternoon courses include We’re Going to the Dogs, Cake Decorating 101, Food Project FUNdamentals, Exploring Your Family History, and Photography 101. Over the lunch hour, participants will “Explore Opportunities in 4-H,” including camp, state leadership opportunities, and national opportunities such as Citizenship – Washington Focus.
Cost to participate in this college-like program is just $15 for one elective and lunch, or $20 for two electives and lunch. All registrations are due on or before 4:30 p.m. on March 14. Courses will be filled on a first-come, first served basis, with no more than 12 youth accepted in any course.
For more information about Kids College or for a description of each course, visit the OSU Extension Adams County website at http://adams.osu.edu or contact the Extension Office at 937.544.2339.