4-H offers a young person many opportunities. Getting involved in fun and educational 4-H projects and activities, having the opportunity to learn valuable life skills and develop self-confidence, and making new friends are all part of being a 4-H Club member. Plus field trips and Summer Camp also add educational value and fun!
“What if I don’t want to raise an animal ….. is 4-H still for me?”
Absolutely! A misconception about 4-H is that it is only about raising farm animals, and nothing else. Although livestock/poultry/rabbit projects are very popular (Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, and Swine), members are not limited to only these types of learning experiences.
A wide variety of other projects are also a part of 4-H. Some of these projects include: Photography & Video, Health & Personal Safety, Food & Nutrition, Horticulture & Jr. Master Gardener, Fashion & Interior Design, Consumer Education, Public Speaking, Leadership, Community Service, Robotics, Science/Engineering/Technology, Shooting Sports (laws/ethics, gun safety/responsibility, archery, target practice, competitions, etc.), Outdoor Education, Horse, Entomology, and many others! The availability of a particular project being offered during a club year, however, depends upon whether we have a volunteer leader for it.
A new and exciting project introduced to Camp County 4-H Club members this year is Veterinary Science! This project offers the Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP), in which AgriLife Extension Service provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to become a veterinary assistant (VA). The VSCP also provides a sound platform for students who wish to pursue an associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree in veterinary science. ….. For members interested in becoming a ‘Vet Tech’ or possibly going into other careers in veterinary science, this educational resource allows 4-H member-students (ages 12-18) to enroll in and complete the program in 3 to 5 years, providing them the opportunity to earn credits/experience toward obtaining a Veterinary Assistant Certificate.
For more info, go to: https://aevm.tamu.edu/4-h-veterinary-science/curriculum/
4-H Club Membership:
4-H membership is open to youth who are in grades 3 through 12.
To maintain the level of programming and opportunities in the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program, an annual participant fee is necessary for each 4-H member. The annual participant enrollment fee is $25. However, if enrollment is done between September 1st through October 31st, the fee is only $20. To join the Camp County 4-H Club, click the following link to fill out the member enrollment form and pay the enrollment fee — all online at: Texas 4-H Connect
Also … check out current happenings in the Club by going to
4-H Club meeting time & location:
1st Monday of each month, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Aubrey E. Pilgrim Ag Building, 402 Broach St. (beside Pittsburg ISD Central Administration Building)
- The Club does not have monthly meetings during summer when school is out.
However, various activities and/or field trips may be planned. Plus, there’s an annual 4-H Multi-County Summer Camp in July that’s located in our northeast Texas area and is tons of fun!
……. 4-H INFO, NEWS, & UPCOMING EVENTS …….
- Next 4-H Club meeting — April 1