The Kentucky 4-H Youth Development program creates opportunities and supportive environments for youth and adults to become capable, competent and caring citizens. The emphasis is on "hands-on" learning that focuses on the youth's area of interest. Programs are conducted with the help of parents, adult volunteer leaders and professional staff who organize educational experiences. Youth participate in organized 4-H clubs, special interest and project groups, 4-H school enrichment programs, 4-H camp and other special activities.

Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

Pre-Registration for 2017 4-H Camp

Click HERE for printable version of the form. Please make any checks out to Whitley County 4-H Council. 

Whitley County 4-H Camp will be held June 12-15, 2017!

Where do we camp? We spend 4 days and 3 nights at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London, KY on Highway 229.

Who can go to camp?  Camp is available to youth ages 9-14 as of June 12, 2017

How much is camp? With support from our Extension District Board and 4-H Council, the cost of camp has been lowered to $150.  This includes lodging, meals, snacks and a t-shirt.

Are there scholarships available? We encourage parents to pay as much as they can of the camper fee. We do, however, have scholarships available. Scholarships are on an as needed, first-come, first-serve basis. The deposit of $50 must still accompany the registration form.

What do campers do at camp? Campers participate in classes such as obstacle courses, zip lining, sewing, crafts, fun foods, riflery, canoeing, archery, dance and recreation, fishing, games, basketball, rocketry and more! Campers sign up for classes on the first day of camp.

What do I do if my child wants to go to 4-H camp? Fill out a pre-registration form. You can then bring it by the Whitley County Extension Office or mail it to the address on the form. We will send you a camper packet after receiving this initial application.

If you have any further questions regarding 4-H camp, please contact us at  606-549-1430.


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    Whitley County 4-H Speech and Demonstration Contest 

    The Whitley County 4-H Speech and Demonstration Contest will be held on April 28, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Whitley County Extension Office in Goldbug. The contest will consist of youth ages 9-19 as of January 1st competing in speeches and or demonstrations. Youth are allowed to participate in both.


    Speech topics can range from informative, persuasive, conversational or whatever works for you. This is an opportunity to be brave, stand in front of an audience and have fun! This could be your first time participating in a 4-H event and that is completely acceptable. If you have an interest in doing a demonstration you are encouraged to do that based upon several categories listed on the state 4-H site. We even have a team demonstration category that you can do with a friend!


    We highly encourage youth, no matter what their public speaking experience, to participate. Youth that are 9-13 years of age are considered junior 4-Hers and their time must be between 3-5 minutes in length. If you are 14 years up to 19 years of age you are considered a senior 4-Her and your time must be between 5-7 minutes.   For more information, call the office at 606-549-1430.

    For our contest, we will be following State guidelines, which can be found here: