Activities & Events

Albany County 4-H offers a wide variety of workshops and events that are available to all youth. Please see our calendar events for upcoming opportunities.

4-H County-Wide Events

4-H Career Explorations
June 28 - 30, 2022

This three-day event for youth held on the Cornell University campus each summer. Its purpose is to expose youth to academic fields and careers, to develop leadership skills, to provide hands-on experience in a college setting and to introduce youth to Cornell University. The event is made up of two grade specific tracts: University U for youth entering grades 8-9 and Focus for Teens for youth entering grades 10-12.

Family Fun Night
TBA

This event is held to celebrate the completion of a job well done and to recognize 4-H members for their accomplishments during the year. Volunteers are also recognized for their dedication and efforts on behalf of the 4-H Program. Members and their families make take-home projects and enjoy a pot-luck meal together.

NY Capital Days
May 22 - 24, 2022

Join us as we get acquainted with our state government and connect with other teens from across the state! Hear from both a state senator and assemblyman as you learn how our legislative branch works. Explore our judicial system by meeting a NYS Supreme Court judge, enjoy a live presentation from the Department of Corrections, and activities from the Cornell Law School. Finally, learn about the executive branch and local government. Then choose an agency you can interact with that you would like to know more about: Department of Ag & Markets, Department of Parks & Recreation, Department of Education, and Department of Environmental Conservation. Add in live games and the chance to win prizes!
Registration fee for youth includes a conference t-shirt, and other program materials that will be mailed prior to the program. There is no fee for adults to attend, though they may pay the registration fee to purchase the t-shirt if they wish.
For more information, please visit https://nys4-h.org/capital-days or contact Sarah Jones at sj462@cornell.edu.

Public Presentations
April 1 & 2, 2022

This program is one of the most beneficial of all of the 4-H Programs. All 4-H members are encouraged to develop a demonstration or illustrated talk based on some practice, skill or knowledge learned, preferably through a 4-H project. Youth then give a presentation or demonstration in front of a team of judges who evaluate the young person and provide constructive criticism. Youth who graduate or “age out” of 4-H have commented that the Public Presentations Program is an experience that has helped them with successful job and college interviews.

State Teen Action Representative Retreat
May 6 - 8, 2022
This year's program will be held at 4-H Camp Shankitunk in Delhi.  Interested 4-H'ers should reach out to 4-H Educator Rachel Lee at rcl227@cornell.edu for more information and to register.



Contact

Barbara Stevens
4-H Youth Development Issue Leader
bes13@cornell.edu
(518) 765-3500

Last updated March 15, 2022