4-H Youth Development - Event Registration



4-H2O: Exploring South Carolina Watersheds

Summer day camp experience; locations across the state

4-H2O is a youth education program that has been held annually across the state for more than 12 years.  It is a water-based science camp that runs in more than 15 counties across South Carolina, allowing students an opportunity to learn and experience this state’s water resources first-hand.

4-H2O is a hands-on science inquiry program that provides children and adults with knowledge about their local water resources and teaches them the field, analytical and critical thinking skills they need to intelligently participate in making decisions that affect the quality of these aquatic systems.

Most of all, the youth will have a FUN and enriching experience on South Carolina's scenic waterways!

2018 4-H2O summer camp offerings by date:

Exploring Sesquicentennial State Park, June 12-14, 2018 - serving 9-14 year olds of Richland and Fairfield Counties

Exploring Lake Greenwood, June 12-15, 2018 - serving 8-13 year olds of Greenwood and Laurens Counties 

Exploring Lowcountry Waterways, June 18-22 and July 23-27, 2018 - serving 10-13 year olds of Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties

Exploring Lee State Park (link coming soon, contact Darlas Moore darlasm@clemson.edu), June 18-22, 2018 - serving 9-13 year olds of Darlington and Lee Counties

Exploring Lake Keowee, June 26-28, 2018 - serving 10-13 year olds of Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson Counties

Exploring the Waccamaw, June 27-29, 2018 - serving 9-13 year olds of Horry County

Exploring Sumter County, July 10-12, 2018 - serving 9-14 year olds of Sumter County

Exploring Lake Murray, July 17-19, 2018 - serving 8-11 year olds of Newberry, Lexington, and Fairfield Counties

Exploring the Inlet, July 25-27, 2018 - serving 9-13 year olds of Horry County

Wet & Wild Summer Camp, July 30-August 3, 2018 - serving 6-14 year olds of Greenville County


4-H Club Camp 2018

4-H Club Camp will have 2 sessions this summer - flyer

Session 1
 will be at Camp Long, near Aiken, SC - June 10-14, 2018 
Theme for this session will be on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Horses

Session 2 will be at Camp Bob Cooper, near Summerton, SC - July 22-26, 2018
Theme for Session 2 will be Leadership, Science and Healthy Lifestyles

Cost for 4-H Club Camp is:
   Camp Long is $260 for 4-H members, $270 for non-4-H members
   Camp Bob Cooper is $270 for 4-H members, $280 for non-4-H members.

Contact your local extension office for registration and payments. Link to County Extension Office Phone Numbers

Please register through your local county extension office.  Attached is the paperwork to complete before going to camp.  The paperwork and payments must be turned into your county extension office.  Link to Paperwork and Directions

For Questions, please call Lori Frager at 864-656-3848 at the State 4-H office.


Pinckney 4-H Leadership Conference and Senator Pinckney
Pinckney 4-H Leadership Camp

Pinckney 4-H Leadership Conference for rising Sophomores & Juniors 
Pinckney 4-H Leadership Camp for rising 7th and 8th grade students

For High School - rising Sophomores & Juniors

Session 1 -June 17-23, 2018   and Session 2 - July 22-28, 2018 both at Clemson University - Only 36 youth per week will be selected to attend. Cost is $100 for the week which will cover all meals and activities for this overnight Conference.  Flyer for 2018

Experiences life on a college campus - Clemson University. 

  • Gain skills to be a leader.
  • White Water Rafting
  • Team Building

This is the Registration Form for High School Youth Attending which was already emailed to you. You may download it from this site or go back to one of your original emails you received that told you had been accepted.

For those that have been selected to attend, submit your payment at the attached link -  Link to pay for High School Pinckney Sessions.

For Middle School for rising 7th and 8th grade students

Only 1 Session - June 24-29, 2018 at Camp Bob Cooper (Near Summerton, SC).  Only 50 students and the cost is $100 for the week which will cover all meals and activities for this overnight camp/leadership experience.  Flyer for Middle School

Activities will include:

  • Team building activities
  • High ropes course or climbing wall
  • Traditional Camp activities and more

Registration Form for Middle School youth

For those that have been selected to attend, submit your payment at the attached link -  Link to pay for Middle School Pinckney Session.


State 4-H Congress 2018

July 11-14, 2018 at Clemson University, Clemson, SC

It is time to start making plans for State 4-H Congress 2018. Attached is the save the date flyer and below is the registristration. Flyer for State 4-H Congress

Cost is $275 per person attending Congress.  For those that sign up for State Congress, the banquet cost is included in this registration.  Registrations are due by June 25.  After that there will be an additional $15 late fee.

Awards Banquet Tickets are $45 and Donor/Alumni Reception Only Tickets are $10 each.  Banquet tickets are due by July 9 since we have to let our caterer know the number of guests we will have.  Please plan accordingly.

***Before you register, look at the following workshops.  You will be asked to select the top 4 you would like to do and rank them accordingly.

STEM Hike at CU Experimental Forest

Take a leisurely stroll to through Clemson University’s Experimental Forest while in enjoying nature at it’s finest. Stop along the way to assess the local stream and it’s inhabits using state of the art scientific methods.

The Clemson Experimental Forest's 17,500 acres are dedicated to education, research and demonstration in order to better understand and manage forest resources for the benefit of society. These essential resources include clean air, clean water, pleasing aesthetic qualities, abundant wildlife, protection of species and habitat diversity, recreation opportunities, along with commodity products from the forest. The forest is managed strictly for perpetual sustained or improved yield of these products.

SPECIAL NOTES: Closed toe shoes, towel, clothing that can get wet, and water shoes required.

Horsing Round at CU Equine Center

The Clemson University Equine Center (CUEC) supports equine teaching, extension and research efforts synergistically. The CUEC provides a “real-world” experience for Animal and Veterinary Sciences students focusing on pre-veterinary and equine business courses, as well as co-curricular activities for various clubs and organizations such as the CU Equestrian Team.

Students have the opportunity to perform hands-on activities to prepare them for a career in the equine industry through formal course work, immersion activities, on-farm internships and more. The CUEC also serves as the equine physiology research laboratory, focusing on applied reproduction, exercise science, nutrition and management questions that impact the horse industry. Outreach programs are held at the Center to serve SC constituents to further educate and promote our State's horse industry. The Equine Center maintains a sizeable herd of Quarter Horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods.

SPECIAL NOTES: Closed toe shoes required.

Ready, Set FIRE at Pickens Bend Rifle Range

People come to our shooting sports traditions in many ways. Many of us are born into families where hunting is as much a part of life as Grandma’s favorite sayings. Others come later when something seizes them and sets them about punching bull’s-eyes or dusting clays. Whether you’re an experience shooter or a beginner, we have the something for everyone. 

SPECIAL NOTES: Closed toe shoes required.

SC 4-H Good Eats with CU

4-H Good Eats with CU provides its participants with quick and easy recipes.  This unique, hands-on program allows participants to work in the kitchen with a chef, who will teach participants tricks of the trade as they help the chef prepare a quick, healthy meal.  A qualified nutrition educator will also be present to provide helpful input and answer any health-related questions.  If you want to learn how to prepare quick and healthy meals that will please the whole family, then "SC 4-H Good Eats with CU" is the program for you.

Showtime at CU Brooks Center for Performing Arts

Established in 1994, the Brooks Center has been the hub for the performing arts in Clemson for more than two decades. This 87,000-square-foot facility serves as a professional roadhouse, hosting world-class professional dance, theatre, and musical performances throughout the academic year in its spacious, yet intimate, 979-seat proscenium auditorium. Its 100-seat blackbox theatre is home to exciting student theatre performances, and a small recital hall serves as a multi-purpose space for classes, gatherings, and student performances.

In addition to professional productions, the Brooks Center is also home to the Department of Performing Arts, offering a dynamic, hands-on experience.

LEADership with CU PRTM

Are you ready to discover new things? Challenges? Adventures? Combine service and learning? Do you enjoy leading others? This workshop without any classroom walls...experiential learning at its best!

SPECIAL NOTES: Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing required.

Livestock at CU LaMaster Dairy Center

Moooove on over to the Clemson University LaMaster Dairy Farm to learn about dairy cattle and other livestock animals. The dairy is conveniently located within one mile of campus with a total of 677 acres.  The dairy contains five different breeds of cows: Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss and Aryshires.

Approximately 150 cows are milked daily.  The dairy's teaching research activities include nutrition, waste management, and dairy production.  In 2016 the LaMaster Dairy began renovations to install a modern 150 cow freestall barn which has improved cow comfort and provide students and teachers with a state of the art dairy to better serve the dairy industry of South Carolina.

Horticulture at CU Musser Fruit Farm

Test your green thumb and gain knowledge as you tour and learn about Clemson University Musser Fruit Farm.  The Musser Fruit Research Center is an interdisciplinary research and demonstration facility dedicated to develop and disseminate knowledge for sustainable production in the Southeast.  Most of Clemson's peach research takes place at the Center, better known as Musser Farm.  The Farm is a 240-acre fruit tree research farm with an excellent collection of commercial peach cultivars and related wild prunes species.  The farm includes nectarine, almond, apricot, plum and cherry trees along with various interspecific hybrids.

To register for State 4-H Congress, Awards Banquet or Donor Reception please click on the the following link  -  Link to Registration


Jr. Beef Round-Up

Registration deadlines: July 5th (early) and July 29th (late)

August 3-5, 2018 at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena

Clemson University's Cooperative Extension Service organizes and coordinates this weekend of beef cattle activities for youth and their families. In addition to the great camaraderie, there are many opportunities for junior cattlemen to win college scholarships, savings bonds, livestock supplies and show equipment. Some of the events include Sales Talk Contest, Jr. Cattlemen's Contest, Showmanship Contest, Breed Shows, and SC Beef Ambassador Contest.

Register Online   View Handbook


Wildlife Food Plot Project

Registration deadline: Friday, August 10th

The project runs September 2018 - January 2019

For ages 5-18, Cost $18 for 4-H members (an additional $10 membership can be paid to the local 4-H office for non-members to recieve annual 4-H enrollment with T-shirt!)

The Wildlife Food Plot Project is a hands-on environmental education program and an independent-study project that allows youth (ages 5-18) an opportunity to establish, maintain, and observe a wildlife food plot. Youth learn concepts of wildlife conservation, plant identification, and habitat management and have the opportunity to put that knowledge into practice.  We thank our sponsors, Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and Wannamaker Wildlife, for their support of this project! If you would like to register for this project at your local Extension office, complete the 2018 Wildlife Food Plot Project Contract (PDF 0.1MB) and return it with with payment.

Register Online


WHEP Educators Training

Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 15th

This training run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Anyone wishing to spend the night the evening before is invited to a Bar-B-Que social on Thursday, August 23, 2018, starting at 6:30 PM.)

NWTF - Edgefield, SC 

There will be an educators' training in August 2018 with Clemson University Specialists and Extension Professionals sharing key insights on how to develop and educate a youth WHEP team(s). We welcome formal and non-formal educators to participate in this training opportunity, as well as volunteers and parents interested in learning more about WHEP and how to start a program in your local area!  There is no cost to attend and meal(s), WHEP resources, and a T-shirt will be provided. 

Register Here

For questions and more information, please contact Glenda Lofink at glofink@clemson.edu.


Volunteer Leaders Symposium

Registration deadline: Friday, July 13th for the early bird rate (Final deadline is Friday, July 27th)

Event is on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For ADULT volunteers (a youth Ambassador training will be held concurrently at the same location...registration to come!) 

Cost $15 (early bird rate) for 4-H Volunteers which includes lunch (The cost will go up to $25 after July 13th.)

Thank you for your interest in the 8th annual South Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders Symposium!!! We have several hands-on workshops available for you. It should be a great day of learning, networking, and fellowship with others. For more details about workshops, visit: https://www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/4h_volunteer/index.html.  You will be prompted to make your workshop selections in checkout. If you cannot select an option that is displayed (if it is grayed out), that workshop is full. Please select another option. We have limited seating available in each workshop; so sign up early! To be put on a waiting list for a particular workshop or if you have any issues with registration, please contact Ashley Burns at 404-580-7984 or taberp@clemson.edu. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you there.

Register Online


4-H Alumni Registration

Calling all 4-H Alumni!!!

CS Device Registration