Monday, April 23, 2018

April 29 Fair Clean Up Day

 4-H Community Service

The Orange County Fair Association is having another  clean up/grounds prep day on Sunday, April 29th at 1:00pm.

All Volunteers are welcome to come, many jobs to do.

The Fair is early this year and there is a lot of work to be done.

Five More Host Families Needed ASAP- Please Share

We are starting to get to the end of the application phase and we still have several delegates that need placed. Please spread the word to anyone and everyone. Now is crunch time for placing delegates and we do not have enough host families. Why not cook up some love in your kitchen this summer by opening your home and your heart to a delegate?

We still have 3 boys and 2 girls who need homes. We are running out of time!

Host Family Requirements: Family must have a child of the same gender and within 3 years of the same age as the hosted youth. Family must be able to provide a bed and 3 meals a day for the delegate. You don't need to be involved with 4-H to host! No special activities need to be planned, these youth just want to experience American culture, make new friends, and improve their English.

Who are the Japanese Youth? Scroll below for the list of youth needing host families. Delegates are ages 13-15. 

How to Apply: Visit and create a host family application.

Contact: If interested, please act quickly! We need to make host family assignments as soon as possible. Please email for more info or call 804-317-9806. 


List of Japanese BOYS

B2: A 13 y/o boy whose hobbies are to swim and play video games. Loves to play Taiko drums and likes Shaolin Kung-Fu. He is interested in learning more about American school if possible. Favorite subject: Science. Swimming level: Intermediate

B6: A 13 y/o boy who likes pocket monsters (aka Pokemon), video games and watching tv. Also likes museums, singing, camping, playing basketball and volleyball. He has been practicing kendo (Japanese fencing) for seven years. He enjoys cooking and looks forward to cooking a meal for host family. Swimming level: Beginner.

B9: A 14 y/o boy who loves to Likes reading fantasy books such as Harry Potter and the Emerald Atlas and reading manga (Dragonball and Naruto). Also likes computers, movies, video games and role playing games. He likes camping, playing badminton and dogs. He is considerate of others, outgoing, and loyal. Swimming level: Beginner.

List of Japanese GIRLS

G11: A 14 y/o girl who likes playing soccer very much. Also likes running, volleyball, and ping-pong. Enjoys cooking, singing, and arts and crafts. Likes computers, movies, shopping, playing piano and reading. Member of the soccer club and likes to watch sports. Favorite subject is physical education. Intermediate swimmer.

G13: A 14 y/o girl who likes photography, painting, and shopping. Likes video games, movies, and reading. Plays softball and is a part of the softball club. Likes to sing and likes Disney movies. Likes detective stories and is interested in space in the universe. Favorite subject is P.E. Intermediate swimmer.

Learn about other cultures with leaving home through Virginia 4-H International!

~Eliza Seibert
Virginia Coordinator
States' 4-H International Exchange
Japanese Summer Inbound Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cloverbud Day Camp, 2018



Camp will be held at the Northern Piedmont Research Center.
9 am to noon daily

Cost is $35 per child.
Cost includes supplies, camp t-shirt and daily snack.

Contact the Orange Extension Office at 
672-1361 to register.

Health History and Code of Conduct Forms 
for registration can be found:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fwd: Northern Shenandoah Valley Goat Camp- June 3rd

The 4th Annual Northern Shenandoah Valley Goat Camp will take place on Sunday, June 3rd at the Clarke County Fairgrounds from 8:00a.m. – 3:30p.m. The deadline to register with forms and fees is Friday, May 4th! (Payment is due with a completed online registration form & 4-H health history form in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt) Registrations will be accepted through May 25th; however, a t-shirt will not be guaranteed.

Goat camp is open to 4-H and FFA members in the Northern District, Berkeley, and Jefferson Counties who are currently enrolled in the goat project or interested in learning about the goat project!

Cost:            $15 per person (all 4-H / FFA members); $5 per parent/ guardian to accompany youth participant

Includes meals, snacks, t-shirts, and handouts

Make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech

 Register:       Online at

 (each participant will need to fill out a separate online registration form by clicking 'submit another response' at the bottom of the initial online registration form)

Due Friday, May 4, 2018 

Payment:     Make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech and send with a completed & signed 4-H Health History form to: Clarke County Extension Office, 524 Westwood Road,                  Berryville, VA 22611

If you have any questions about registration or payments, please contact: Claudia Lefeve, Clarke County 4-H Agent at (540) 955-5164 or or Stacy Swain, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Warren County at (540) 635-4549 or

If you have any questions about the schedule or the camp, please contact: Missy Burner - Clarke County 4-H Volunteer at (540) 327-3562 or