Jefferson County 4-H Teens Attended Retreat


Jefferson County teens attended the 3rd Annual 4-H NW Florida District Teen Retreat. The retreat was held at beautiful 4-H Camp Cherry Lake in Madison County on Feb 16-18, 2018.

The theme “4-Her’s Guide to an Apocalypse.” Teens learned basic survival skills by participating in educational sessions on how to survive an Apocalypse. Teens made “Bug out Bags”. They received instruction on basic first aid, shelter building, how to purify water, and how to build a campfire.

The following fun workshops planned and taught by teens were grilling, fishing, mad science, archery, cake decorating, and paint steps.
There was a lip sync contest and the adults versus the teens in a kickball game.

The primary goal of this retreat was to enhance teens’ workforce, communication, and leadership skills. This encourages youth to take on leadership and advocate roles at the county, district, and state levels. Representatives from sixteen counties in the Florida Panhandle were present; nine-teen youth from Jefferson County 4-Hers (ages 13-18) participated in the Northwest 4-H Teen Retreat.

Congratulations to Jeremiah Norton from Jefferson County. He won the t-shirt design contest. Jeremiah received a $50 camp scholarship. Starr Gamble won the lip sync contest. Also, special thanks to Jeremiah Norton & Jayla Ball for leading the spirit rally.

For more information about the Jefferson County 4-H, please contact John Lilly at 850-342-0187.


Allison Parking is making a fire tourch from a cottonball and vaseline in preparation for the Apocalypse.


Samiya Howard is 4-H Clover mascot


4-Hers making their shelter in preparation for the Apocalypse


Group photo of the Northwest 4-H District: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Washington, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla Counties.


4-H Dsistrict III: Jefferson, Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Liberty, Gulf, & Franklin Counties


Sarah Crandall casting her net for fish trying to survive the Apocalypse


Starr Gamble won the Lip Sync contest.


Makaya Brown is proud of her art work she made the paint steps class


Jada Mosely is hard at work in her cake decroating class .


Finished iced cakes from the cake decorating class.


The grills are fired up for the 4-H Grilling Class


Sierra Montgomery is the official grill master champion. She won the grilling contest at the Teen Retreat.

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