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




Youth Fair Talent Show

Youth Fair Talent Show

Red Nose, Green Heart - 4-H Fundraiser

Red Nose, Green Heart - 4-H Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) - Mammals of the ADKs



We had 9 4-Hers attend the first meeting of the Wildlife Habitat Education Program held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center in Warrensburg last night! Topics of the night was mammals of the Adirondacks.

This youth program will cover the types, ecology, skulls, and pelts of common mammals of the ADKs and connect them to habitat types they may use.  The 4-H WHEP offers a National 4-H WHEP competition to interested 4-H and FFA youth.  

Open to any Warren County youth ages 8 and over.  There is NO FEE and participants do not be enrolled in 4-H to attend. For more information about this program, please call John Bowe 668-4881 or email jfb32@cornell.edu

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAMS

Advanced Archery Program
Date:  Sunday, February 1st
Time:  1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:  Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club

Youth will be introduced to the use of a laser sight for establishing both point of aim instructive shooting and to establish pin-sight orientation.  Open to any youth 8 and over who have completed basic AND intermediate archery.  

Fee of $5 for 4-H members, $15 for non-members including a membership to Warren County 4-H. 

Pre-registration is required by calling 668-4881 or email
mlb222@cornell.edu.  Questions, please call John Bowe 668-4881 or email jfb32@cornell.edu 



4-H ADIRONDACK GUIDE ORIENTATION

Date:  Thursday, February 5th
Time:  6:30pm
Location:  CCE Education Center

Are you interested in exploring the beautiful Adirondack Region?  Would you like to further your outdoor skills and study natural resources?  Would you like to join fellow teens for fun camping trips, classes, and community service?  If you answered "YES", then the Adirondack Guide Program is for YOU!  

Come to the Adirondack Guide Training and learn more about the program.  Participants will also cover incident command procedures used for individuals lost or injured within the Adirondacks. This program is required of all NEW and CURRENT Guides.  

Youth must be twelve years of age by the time of the first camping trip in May and must be enrolled in 4-H within New York.  Required future trips for those that choose to participate have various fees as needed.   

Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by calling 668-4881 or email mlb222@cornell.edu.  Questions, please call Abby Henderson 668-4881 or email aef225@cornell.edu

4-H CLOVERBUD ACTIVITY

Date:  Thursday, February 19th
Time:  10:00am—12:00pm
Location:  Warren County CCE/4-H Office. 
Fee:  $3.00 per person.

The program is open to any Warren County youth ages 5-8 years old.  Join us for an Introducation to Snowshoeing!  There will be hot chocolate provided.  An indoor craft activity will be offered as a bad-weather option.  

Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by calling 668-4881 or email mlb222@cornell.edu.  Questions, please call Abby Henderson 668-4881 or email aef225@cornell.edu


4-H PUBLIC PRESENTATION DAYS

Public Presentation time will be here before we know it!

Every 4-H Member, regardless of age, should take this opportunity to develop the self-confidence, poise, self-esteem and skills necessary to speak before a group.

Some important skills you learn by giving a public presentation are:
« How to express yourself before others with ease.
« How to organize your thoughts.
« How to research a subject until you are comfortable enough to explain it to others.
« How to accept constructive criticism.
« How to think ahead.

Remember: In order for any youth to be eligible for a 4-H Scholarship for STARR, Capital Days, Career Ex, or to attend the New York State Fair, you must complete a Public Presentation within the current 4-H year.  Adirondack Guides are required to participate every year.

Important: Every Warren County youth interested in doing a Public Presentation in 2015, as well as anyone interested in judging, is strongly encouraged to attend the 4-H Public Presentation Training event to learn about the updates and changes to the program. 

Judges are needed to evaluate the youth,  please call us if you are interested in volunteering.

PUBLIC PRESENTATION TRAINING: 
    « Thursday, February 19th, 1:00pm at the CCE Education Center


PRESENTATION DATES & LOCATIONS:
          « Thursday, March 12th, 5:30pm-7:30pm  - Chestertown
          « Saturday, March 21st, 10:00am-4:00pm - Warrensburg
          « Thursday, March 26th, 5:30pm-7:30pm -  Queensbury

     To register for the Presentation Training or the Presentation Days, 
please contact the CCE office with your preferred date and time slot.


STARR 2015



State Teen Action Representative Retreat

Looking for an opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills?  Want to meet other 4-H teens from across New York State and have fun?  Looking for new ideas to share with your club?

Are you often frustrated by other teens who say there is nothing to do in your town?   Then STARR might be the answer for you!

       When:   April 10-12, 2015

Where:  The New York State Fairgrounds, Youth Building

Who:  Any 4-H member who is thirteen or older and  who wants to work on their leadership skills and/or learn more about new programs.

 How much:  Generally around $85 (this includes travel, meals while at the event, program materials, and an event t-shirt).  The 4-H program does have some funding to pay part of the cost of this program.

 How:  Any teen interested in attending the 2015 event MUST submit a one-page essay on why they want to attend and what they would like to take away from the experience BEFORE Thursday, February 19, 2015.  For more information, contact the CCE Education Center at (518) 623-3291.




4-H Gives Back!!!

4-H Educator John Bowe, along with 4-H members Galen and Willow Hogan, represents a donation to Dr. Gerry Florio, a Clinical Health Psychologist, at Cindy’s Comfort Camp For Kids. Money for this donation came from the 4-H Think Pink/Live Green Fundraiser.

4-H Achievement Night

We had a wonderful time at Achievement Night on Friday celebrating all of our 4-Hers' hard work! Thank you 4-Hers, parents, and volunteers for a GREAT 4-H year.



4-H Bottle Drive


Warren County 4-H has set up an account at the Direct Deposit
Bottle Redemption Center in Warrensburg to collect any bottles and cans that you would like to donate to the Warren County 
4-H Program. 

All you need to do is stop by the Direct Deposit Bottle Redemption Center,  3746 Main Street Warrensburg, anytime Monday-Saturday between 8am & 5pm...drop off your clean containers (please leave the caps off & place glass bottles in boxes)...and tell them its for Warren County 4-H… you don’t even have to count them, they’ll do that for us!  :)

Every nickel counts...so go ahead 4-H’ers...ask your family, friends, and neighbors to help out by dropping their bottles off! 


Happy 4-H New Year!  The new 4-H year begins October 1st.  Yes, it is that time of year again when you will be receiving information about re-enrollment in 4-H for the 2014-2015 year.  Those letters will be coming to you in the next several weeks, so please keep an eye out for them. 


The fees will REMAIN THE SAME:
¨ Single Youth Membership $10
¨ Family of Two or More Youth $15
¨ Inclusive Membership $30 (includes FREE admission to all programs with a program fee of 5 or less)
¨ There are no fees for volunteers at this time.

Warren County is still one of the most affordable programs in the state.  


Here are some changes for 2014-2015:
¨ Each 4-H family/member will be responsible for completing and returning his/her re-enrollment forms to our office. 

¨ Re-enrollment forms MUST be completed, paid, and returned to the office by November 30th to be considered for the 4-H member to participate in county trips, club points, or specific programs.  This ensures that the youth are covered by our insurance program.

So, let’s get the new year party started!  We are seeking volunteers for the Flapjack Fundraiser on October 11th at Applebee’s in Queensbury from 7:30AM until 11:00AM and also to promote 4-H at the local Tractor Supply Store during 4-H Paper Clover promotions October 8th-19th

Call us to find out more 668-4881 or email mlb222@cornell.edu


#warco4-H Challenge

Represent Warren County 4-H by wearing your 4-H t-shirts!
Snap a picture of yourself wearing it while doing any of the activities listed below, post it to instagram (or facebook) with #warco4H and we will record your points.  The 4-H'er with the most points will win a $25 4-H gift certificate (this can be spent on 4-H swag or used towards the cost of a 4-H trip).  

POINTS:
Places:  5 Points Each - In your school, at your favorite ice cream parlor, at the mall, in a public park, at a dance, at a sporting event, on a playground, at a Town library, on a mountain, at a community event.

People:  10 Points Each -  with a new 4-H'er, with a 4-H volunteer, a selfie with Michele Baker, with a school teacher, with a local politician.

Tasks:  20 Points Each - Working at the flapjack fundraiser, volunteering in your community, attending 4-H Achievement Night.

RULES:
1)  Photos may be submitted through instagram with #Warco4H, on the Human Ecology facebook page, or e-mailed to mlb222@cornell.edu 
2)  Only enrolled Warren County 4-H'ers may be in the pictures.  The faces of other youth may not be shown.
3)  Contest ends December 1, 2014!  All entries must be submitted before this date!