Summer 4-H Opportunities

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2021 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

Summer 4-H Events

adulting 101 logo on tablet

Teen Opportunity: Adulting 101

For the second year, the University of Kentucky is offering its Adulting 101 life skills program to teens. One-hour lessons will be delivered virtually at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 15 to August 3. Topics are:

June 15: Coping & Managing Stress
June 22: Embracing Difference
June 29: Maximizing Time & Productivity
July 6: Saying It Like You Mean It
July 13: Keeping Up With Your Space
July 20: Early Employment & Job Readiness
July 27: Stretching Your Dollar
August 3: How to Apply to College

Hear from expert UK faculty and community educators, and work on interactive assignments to develop expertise in a variety of areas. Enrollment is $29.99. Waivers may be available for financial hardship. Direct questions to

Further information, including how to register, is available online.

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kids running

Kentucky 4-H Get Outside Challenge

We’re excited to announce a new contest for this summer: the Kentucky 4-H Get Outside Challenge!

The challenge is simple. Kentucky youth ages 9 to 18 are encouraged to track time spent outside this summer. During the first week of August, calculate the total number of hours you spent outside during June and July. Enter those hours online at by August 7. Total at least 60 hours to be included in a grand prize drawing. Every five additional hours (over the initial 60) gets you another chance in the drawing. The winner will be announced on the Kentucky 4-H Facebook page on August 9th.

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4-h fair craft projects

Oldham County 4-H Fair

It’s almost fair time, so finish up those projects! The 4-H Fair Catalog is available on our website or in print at the Oldham County Extension Office.

Note: all 4-H entries must be pre-registered online by midnight on July 25th.

4-H entries will be accepted at the Extension office at 205 Parker Drive on Thursday, July 29, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Judging occurs on Friday, July 30, and projects will be available to pick up on Monday, August 2.

The Oldham County Fair will be held July 27 through July 31.

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whisk mixing flour

Kids Cooking Camp Goes Virtual

Breakfast At The Fair is the theme for this summer’s Kids Cooking Camp. Virtual instruction will be provided from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on July 13 through 15. Follow along as we practice making fair-eligible granola bars, coffee cake, and biscuits. (Don’t forget to register your 4-H fair projects by July 25!)

Sign up via (502) 222-9453 or before July 2. After registration closes, recipes will be provided, and each family will purchase their own ingredients.

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fresh basil, peppers, and tomatoes

Create Your Own Pizza Garden

Did someone say PIZZA? Youth ages 9 through 18 are invited to create their very own pizza gardens at 2:00 p.m. on July 8th at the Extension office. We’ll plant containers with essential pizza ingredients. The registration fee of $15.00 covers all project supplies.

Register via or (502) 222-9453.

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

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