Office Hours

The Cornell Cooperative Extension office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check out the 4-H Calendar at the bottom of this page to see what's happening with the Warren County 4-H program. Please make sure to contact us if you see something you want to be a part of~most events need pre-registration.

518-623-3291 or 668-4881 - or you can e-mail: mlb222@cornell.edu




4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Career Exploration

4-H Career Exploration

Dates:  Tuesday, June 26 – Thursday, June 28, 2018


Location:  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cost:  Cost has not been released yet from Cornell

NOTE:  Scholarships are available for youth who need financial support and must be applied for before May 1st.
 
Open to any New York State teen in grades 8—12.

For over 70 years, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program has conducted a three-day on campus event for youth on the Cornell University Campus.  

The purpose of this program, now called Career Explorations, is to provide youth with
exposure to academic fields and career exploration, to develop leadership skills, to provide hands-on experience in a college setting and to introduce you to Cornell University.

4-H Career Exploration programs allow youth to have fun while learning about science, technology, humanities, and . . . yourself.  The event is made up of two grade specific tracts: University U for youth entering grades 8 and 9 and Focus for Teens for youth entering grades
10-12.

Participants must complete a Public Presentation prior to attending this trip and be an active 4-H youth for at least one year prior to the trip.

For more information or to register, call Roxanne Westcott at 518-668-4881 or email at rmw38@cornell.edu



4-H Shotgun Program


Shotgun Program

Date:  Sunday, May 6th
Time:  2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Dunham's Bay Fish & Game Club

Youth must be 12 years of age and must be at least 90 lbs. Fee is $5.

NYS 4-H Forestry Weekend



NYS 4-H Forestry Weekend

Date:  May 11—May 13,  2018

Location:  4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delaware County 



Youth and adults are needed to attend training and get something started in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga Counties.  Call John at CCE Warren County 623-3291/668-4881. 

Join youth from across the state for a weekend of forestry activities, games, and competition. This three-day event is for youth ages 10 and up (and staff and volunteers) interested in learning more about forests, and to select the NYS team that will go to the 2018 National 4-H Forestry Invitational (must be 14-19 for the national event). 

The Forestry weekend activities include:

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Tree identification      .    Tree measurements      
.    Nature games            .    Night hikes       
.    Compass usage         .    Map reading      
.     Insects and diseases      .    Geocaching 


Cost is $43 per person and includes food, materials, and cabin lodging. (A $95 value!) 

Space is limited, so register now by calling the CCE office at (518) 623-3291/668-4881



WHEP - AMAZING AMPHIBIANS



AMAZING AMPHIBIANS
Date:  Thursday, May 17th
Time:  6:00PM 
Location:  CCE office in Warrensburg

Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a FREE program for youth to learn about local species from the surrounding area and the habitat they live in.  The programs are usually presented as hands- on whenever possible, using pelts, skulls, feathers, etc.  

If possible we will visit Pack Forest Lake to see if we can find frogs, toads, and salamanders as they move into or out of vernal pools.

NOTE: Dates and Locations are subject to change due to weather or scheduling.

Registration is required for these events by calling the CCE office at 518: 668-4881/623-3291 or e-mailing mlb222@cornell.edu


Sportsman Education Program


Date:  Tuesday, April 3rd
Time:  9am-4:30pm
Location:  Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club

Must be at least 11.5 years old and have completed the required homework.  The homework MUST be picked up by April 1st  at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Warrensburg.  No fee for materials or class.  To register, e-mail John Bowe @ jfb32@cornell.edu

Spring Break 4-H Programs

Join us on Wednesday, April 4th for 4 GREAT 4-H Programs! 


9:00am-10:30am:  Fisheries Management Tour

Join us as we tour the Warrensburg NYS DEC Fish Hatchery to learn about the common fish species of the Adirondacks and how the hatchery works to keep our waterways stocked.  ALL NEW GUIDES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!   
** Please dress warmly as part of the tour will be outside.

** Transportation is available for those wishing to join us for Sport Fishing Jeopardy and/or SOUPer-Spring Lunch at the CCE office afterwards. 


11:15am-12pm:  Sport Fishing Jeopardy
Sport Fishing Jeopardy is the perfect follow-up to the fisheries tour.  Come have fun, test your knowledge and maybe even learn something.  Fun prizes will be given to the winning team.




12:15pm-1:15pm:  SOUPer Spring Lunch 

Do you like to eat? Come and join us for a “SOUPer” spring lunch of soup, and remember to bring your appetite as we learn about what makes soups healthy, as we make and then eat soup for lunch.  Bread will also be provided. (Cost for lunch is $3 per person)




1:00pm - 3:00pm:  The Art of Portrait Photography
Join us for an Introduction to photography program with avid nature and landscape photographer, hiker and Master Gardener Peter Benoit.  Space is limited. Open to 4-H youth 9+ years of age.  Bring your camera, I-Phone or I-Pad and don’t miss out on this chance to learn from an expert in this area.  We will have some time learning in the Education Center and then we’ll head outdoors and use our new skills in the field.  Dress for weather.


Registration for each program is required by March 30
th and can be done by calling the CCE Education Center at 518-623-3291/668-4881 or e-mailing mlb222@cornell.edu



Red Cross Babysitter’s Training


Date:  Thursday, April 5th
Time:  9:30am - 4:00pm
Location:  CCE Education Center, Warrensburg
Cost:  FREE

This certification, offered by the American Red Cross, is designed for young people to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care to infants and children in a residential setting. Participants will learn about basic child care and basic first aid, receive certificate of completion. The program will be held on Thursday, April 5th, from 9:30 AM - 4 PM, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County’s office at 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg, NY. Pre-registration is required, and there is no cost for the class. This class is limited to 10 participants, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

This class is being fully sponsored by Fidelis Care, who are partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension to bring this program to local youths, aged 12 - 18. The generous sponsorship includes the fee for the class as well as full scholarships for each participant, covering the regular class fee of $85 per person.

For further information, or to sign up, please contact Marybeth at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County at 518-623-3291, or email: mem467@cornell.edu.