Good Afternoon 4-H Members, Families & Volunteers!
Kim, Lauren, and I were excited to announce our 4-H Fair Mini-Day Camps last week! I sent out an email explaining all about our 4-H Fair Mini-Day Camps on Friday, and have a shorter overview below. I would like to encourage all our 4-H Members to consider attending one if not all of our 4-H Fair Mini-Day Camps if they are wanting some fresh ideas for the exhibits into the 4-H Fair!
We were also finally able to get all of our supplies moved out of the storage at the Pennino Building into our very own 4-H Shed that is housed out at Frying Pan Farm Park. We found a lot of great program supplies that I did not know we had. So please feel free to contact us if you are looking for something in particular to use during a project or a program!
I would like to wish Juliette Hainaut good luck at the Skills Level 3 Mock Testing on June 22nd!
In addition, I would like to congratulateGianna Sloan and Liam Sloan on their wonderfully created Diary Posters that they turned into me last week! They are really cute and I have included their posters below for everyone to see their excellent work. I will be sending their posters off to the State 4-H Office so they can compete at the State Level! Way to go Gianna and Liam!
Please don't forget that we will have our County Council Meeting TONIGHTMonday, June 11th at 7:00PM in the Virginia Conference Room located on the 10th Floor of the Pennino Building. Please bring or email me your designs for the 70th Annual 4-H Fair T-Shirt & Catalog! I can't wait to see what everyone came up with. We have a lot to discuss and start planning for the 70th Annual 4-H Fair, so please come and share your wonderful ideas! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
How Do You Love Your Dairy?Below are the wonderful posters created by Gianna (left) and Liam (right) Sloan. Both Gianna and Liam are Junior members. Congratulations to both and good luck at State with your posters!
4-H Fair Mini-Day Camps!Come join our fun-filled, hands-on 4-H Fair Mini-Day Camps and learn how to create an exhibit that you can enter at the 70th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair, August 2 - 5, 2018! Anyone ages 8 - 18 is welcomed to join in our 4-H Fair Mini-Day Camps, so feel free to invite your friends and family members! All of our classes will be held from 9AM - 12PM in the Virginia Conference Room, located on the 10th Floor of the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. Members can choose to come to one, two, three or all four camps! Our first class will be held on Tuesday, June 26and we will be covering the Floriculture/Horticulture Departments. In this class participants will be planting their very own vegetable plant from seed, while learning how to care for their plant and learning how to pick the best produce to enter in the 4-H Fair. They will also be creating their very own Fairy Garden! Registration for the Floriculture/Horticulture Class is Thursday, June 21st.
4-H Fair Mini-Day Camps
Last Call for 4-H Summer Camp!Registration for the 2018 FAA Junior 4-H Camp is filling up fast and I want to send out a final reminder about our Summer 4-H Camp that is available to all youth members! Our male camper slots are already full, but there are still spots for females available! The application is attached below. It will be a first come, first serve on the last few spots. I will need your application and payment in office before I can reserve your female camp spot. As a reminder, here is a quick summary of our program: We invite campers 9 - 13 (as of September 30, 2018) to join us for an overnight week of fun July 22 - 26 at the Northern VA 4-H Educational Center in Front Roya, VA. Campers have their pick of classes including options such as archery, canoeing, ropes courses, and much more. There is a pool time, team challenges, a roaring campfire, and a whole lot of fun.
2018 FAA Junior 4-H Camp Application
4-H Horse Record Book: Forage & Soil WorkshopThis workshop is designed to help 4-H Horse Project Senior Members understand and answer pages 11 and 12 of the new Senior Horse Project Record Book regarding the soil, pasture and hay analysis questions. Interested Juniors and horse project leaders are welcome to attend as well. This workshop will be held at the Virginia Tech MARE Center (5527 Sullivans Mill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117 on Wednesday, June 13 from 6PM - 8PM. Please bring your own paper or digital copy of your Horse Project Book,
7th Annual State Horse & Pony Show T-Shirt Design ContestAttached are the guidelines for the 7th Annual State Horse & Pony Show T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning entry will have their artwork featured on the official State Show 4-H Shirt at the State Show in Lexington in September. Please read the attached rules and entry form closely and submit your design. Please note that all designs must be postmarked no later thanFriday, June 22nd. The artwork will be posted on the 4-H Horse Program website and the Virginia 4-H Horse Program Facebook and Instagram page after June 30th so that 4-H members can vote for their favorite design. The design with the most votes overall will win!
Horse & Pony Show T-Shirt Design Contset
Horsemanship Skills 3 & 4The State 4-H Horse Program is ready to roll out Horsemanship Skills 3 & 4 and will be offered at this year's State Show. They will be taking a limited number of participants and signing up for this opportunity will be coming out in the next few weeks, so if you are interested in doing this at the State Show, be on the lookout for that sign up. I have attached a FAQ for Levels 3 & 4. They are also offering a Mock Testing for Level 3 at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal. This will take place on June 22nd. Attached is the sign up for that event.
Level 3 Mock Testing
Meadow Ridge Stables Summer Open & 4-H Qualifying ShowThe State 4-H Horse Program is excited to announce another Qualifying Show at Meadow Ridge Stables this summer on June 23. Please see the following Registration Form for more information.
Meadow Ridge Stables Summer Open & 4-H Qualifying Show
Summer Family CampThe W.E. Skelton 4-H Center is hosting a Summer Family Camp, July 5 - 8, 2018. This is a great opportunity for families to experience camp with their children, as well as an opportunity for parents to learn more about the 4-H Camping if they are hesitant to send their children to a full week of camp!
Activities include boating, high ropes, tie dye, riflery, archery, arts & crafts, swimming, geocaching, hiking, horseback riding, gardening and incredible evening activities!
Summer Family Camp
2018 Shooting Education Camp at Holiday LakeIf you are interested in learning more about the Shooting Education Project through the 4-H Program, then this camp would be a great camp for you! This camp is open to 4-H Members ages 12 - 16 with interest and/or experience with firearms. You can either bring your own or borrow Holiday Lake's firearms. This course includes shooting safety education, shooting fundamentals and theory, marksmanship instruction, competitive shoot with a special after and evening programs such as reloading, Seneca Run, Laser Shot, Campfire and much more. The courses available at this camp are small bore rifle, shotgun, air rifle, pistol, Muzzleloading and archery. This camp will be held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center August 5 - 9, 2018. Registration is due July 13th.
2018 Shooting Education Camp at Holiday Lake Registration
iLeadership InstituteThe iLeadership Institute offers a week of fun, innovative, engaging and interactive sessions that will enhance the ability of 4-H youth to serve in local, district, state and national 4-H leadership roles. This program will be held July 16 - 20, 2018. These include 4-H club leaders, camp counselors, members of 4-H Cabinet, State & National Congress, and as conference participants. The iLeadership Institute is a great summer leadership opportunity for youth to be introduced to STEAM activities, team-building and networking, hands-on workshops, distinguished speakers, etiquette dinner, creating personal action plans, and much more.
iLeadership Institute Information
Hokie BugFestIt's time to get collecting! Start an insect collection and have it judged at the Hokie BugFest on October 20th. The BugFest will be held from 10AM - 5PM at the Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Collect as many insects as you can and identify them as accurately as possible. Pin them or store them in your freezer until you are ready to pin them. Each collection should have no more than 50 specimens.
Hokie BugFest Guidelines
I believe that is all the new information I have for you at the time. So below is our two week schedule from today until Sunday, June 24th.
Monday, June 11~ County Council Meeting ~ 7PM - 8PM ~ Virginia Conference Room, 10th Floor of the Pennino Building (12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035)
Tuesday, June 12 ~ Hoofers & Heifers 4-H Club Meeting ~ 7PM - 8PM ~ Kidwell Barn, Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171)
Tuesday, June 12 ~ Time for Technology 4-H Club Meeting ~ 7PM - 8PM ~ Pinn Community Center (10225 Zion Dr., Fairfax, VA 22032)
Tuesday, June 12 ~ Fairfax City 4-H Club Meeting ~ 7:30PM - 8:30PM ~ Fairfax United Methodist Church (10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax, VA 22030)
Wednesday, June 13 ~ Spirit Flames/Spirited Cloverbuds 4-H Club Meeting ~ Holy Spirit School (8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA 22003)
Wednesday, June 13 ~ Horse Record Book: Forage and Soil Workshop ~ 6PM - 8PM
Wednesday, June 13 ~ Falls Church 4-H Club Meeting ~ George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043)
Thursday, June 14 ~ Krystal will be at meetings out of office
Thursday, June 14 ~ Sam Clemens 4-H Club Meeting ~ 2:30PM – 4:40PM at Mark Twain Middle School (4700 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310) Restricted to Sam Clemens Students ONLY
Friday, June 15 ~ NOVA Scoop 4-H Club Meeting ~ 10:00AM – 4:00PM at St. Peter’s In the Woods (5911 Fairview Woods Dr., Fairfax Station, VA 22039)
Friday, June 15 ~ Krazy 4 K9’s 4-H Club Meeting ~ 6:30PM – 7:30PM at Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171)
Sunday, June 17 ~ Father's Day
Sunday, June 17 - June 21 ~ Mary Cole 4-Mile 4-H Horsemaster Ride ~ Burkes Garden, VA
Sunday, June 17 ~ Bee Yard Field Work ~ 3:30PM – Done at the Bee Yard (3109 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042) Please Park on street
Wednesday, June 20 ~ State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest ~ Virginia Tech
Wednesday, June 20 ~ Salamander Savers 4-H Club Meeting ~ 7PM - 8PM ~ Family Home (Please contact 4-H Office for address)
Thursday, June 21 ~ Sam Clemens 4-H Club Meeting ~ 2:30PM – 4:40PM at Mark Twain Middle School (4700 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310) Restricted to Sam Clemens Students ONLY
Friday, June 22 ~ State 4-H Horse T-Shirt Contest Submission
Friday, June 22 ~ State 4-H Horse Mock Level 3 Testing. Good luck Alina andJuliette!
Friday, June 22 ~ NOVA Scoop 4-H Club Meeting ~ 10:00AM – 4:00PM at St. Peter’s In the Woods (5911 Fairview Woods Dr., Fairfax Station, VA 22039)
Friday, June 22 ~ Krazy 4 K9’s 4-H Club Meeting ~ 6:30PM – 7:30PM at Frying Pan Farm Park (2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171)
Sunday, June 24 ~ Bee Yard Field Work ~ 3:30PM – Done at the Bee Yard(3109 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042)Please Park on street
Please feel free to let me know if you have any further questions about any of the information provided in this email! I hope everyone has a wonderful week!