4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a youth organization committed to building outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s global society. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

What is 4-H?

4-H Youth Development is part of Kentucky Cooperative Extension.  Extension’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of Kentucky citizens through non-formal education for the entire family.  Extension agents and volunteers take the results of university research and explain it in such a way that different age groups can learn and apply the information to their own lives. Kentucky 4-H believes in providing positive youth development experiences that all youth to experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.  

4-H is a youth organization committed to building outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s global society. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. The four H's represent the idea of HeadHeartHandsand Health. These are the values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

Head   Managing, Thinking

Heart   Relating, Caring

Hands   Giving, Working

Health   Being, Living


4-H Camp

We are now accepting camper applications! Forms can be found here or by visiting our office. Camper spots are full; however, we have started a waiting list. There is still a possibility your child(ren) can go this summer! To get a spot on the waiting list, a form will still need to be turned in at the Grayson County Extension Office. No money is needed at this time. Forms must be returned to the Grayson County Extension Office, not the child's school. Total price for a camper is $75 for youth ages 9 to 14. Campers must be a Grayson County resident or student to receive this price.

4-H Camp provides a place for youth to explore their interests and passions (sparks), surrounded by Kentucky’s beautiful natural resources. Campers will meet caring adults and teen volunteers who are committed to their success, who will ensure each youth feels safe, and that they belong. At 4-H Camp, our class leaders emphasize effort in learning rather than ability, and our campers can expect progressive, exciting lessons that are different every day. The county 4-H agents, adult and teen volunteer leaders, and camp staff are committed to helping your camper engage in new adventures while making new friends. Have more questions? Call (270) 259-3492.

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How does 4-H benefit youth?

4-H’ers, regardless of their background, socio-economic status, race or gender, benefit from their participation in Kentucky 4-H. Positive youth development studies have affirmed that compared to other youth, young people involved in 4-H are:

  • Four times more likely to contribute to their communities. 
  • Two times more likely to be civically active.
  • Two times more likely to make healthier lifestyle choices.
  • Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time.
  • 4-H girls are two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.

Kindra M. Ewing Jones

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 259-3492 kindra.ewing@uky.edu Grayson County Extension Office 64 Quarry Road, Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754