Oldham County 4-H Summer Activities

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2020 Spring edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

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2020 Oldham County 4-H Camp

Oldham County 4-H Camp sign ups are underway! Check out the camp promotional video featuring our campers online at: oldham.ca.uky.edu/4H-camp

Camp is not just for campers; we are also recruiting teens and adults for our leadership teams. Camper applications are available at the site listed above. For leadership applications, contact the Extension office via 222-9453 or kwoods@uky.edu. See you at camp!

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4-H International Program

4-H International Exchange Program has given a multitude of Kentucky families the opportunity to host a Japanese youth in their home for three and a half weeks during the summer. Each year, over 20 states across the country welcome 500+ Japanese/South Korean youth between the ages of 12 and 17 to their state to experience American culture by living with a family. Kentucky 4-H hosts 15 to 20 of these youth each year and is looking for potential host families.

Host families who would like to host a youth for this three and a half week summer program should have a child in the home between the ages of 11 and 17. They are paired with a Japanese or South Korean child of the same gender and about the same age. Any family with an appropriate age child is welcome to apply!

In 2020, Kentucky will host fifteen youth and two adults from Japan and eleven youth and one adult from South Korea. Kentucky 4-H will also host two Japanese Academic Year Program exchange students. We are excited for this opportunity and invite you to get involved!

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Important Summer Dates to Note

State Horse Judging June 4
State Horse Contest June 4 & 5
Teen Conference June 8 – 11
4-H Camp June 22 – 26
State Horse Show June 27 – July 4
Kids Cooking Camp July 20 – 22
Project Days July 23 & 24
Oldham County Fair July 28 – August 1
State Dog Show August 16

Written by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Program Assistant; Rachel Noble, Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Specialist; and Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent.

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