Many 4-Hers participate in various outdoor, recreational and educational opportunities, including natural science investigations, camping, shooting sports, hiking, biking, fishing and an array of other outdoor activities.
The Oregon 4-H Outdoor Education & Recreation Program is education ‘in,’ ‘about,’ and ‘for’ the out-of-doors. Project areas like shooting sports, sport fishing, ATV, bicycling, field and water sports are designed to connect and in some ways reconnect youth and adults to the practices, customs, and shared beliefs of the outdoors that are part of our common culture.
The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. In the Shooting Sports Program, youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth, and environmental stewardship.
Many of the publications listed below are available electronically as downloadable PDFs. If you are unable to access these files via computer, please contact your county 4-H office for a hard copy. Some items are only available through your county office.
4-H Shooting Sports Advancement Guide: The 4-H Shooting Sports Advancement Guide is designed to accommodate youth participating in one or more of the shooting sports disciplines supported by the state 4-H program. The guide consists of a...
4-H Sporting Dog Project Member Guide: This guide helps youth learn the sport of hunting with dogs. It provides "learn by doing" activities that teach basic sporting dog training methods, including basic obedience, training for the field,...
Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports: The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. In the Shooting Sports Program, youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible...
The 4-H Bicycle Project is a great way to get involved in a fun and active way! You can map your own route to the world of cycling and gain the confidence to navigate whatever comes your way. Bicycling is a path to independence, from the first ride and tire patch, to organizing your own bicycle ride event!
Experience Oregon's natural resources first-hand navigating the countless miles of trails on all terrain vehicles (ATV). Youth ages 9 to 19 can explore Oregon with the ATV project.
All 4-H ATV leaders are required to complete an Online Safety Education Class and Oregon ATV Safety Youth Rider Endorsement Program Instructor training. All youth ages 9 to 19 are required to complete an Online Safety Education course and youth ages 9 to 15 are also required to complete a hands-on ATV evaluation.
Please use these resources to learn more about the ATV safety requirements for both young people and adults. If you are interested in starting a 4-H ATV club in your area, please contact Dr. David J. White.
Oregon ATV Training: This resource contains information on all terrain vehicle endorsement and permit which is required for all riders under the age of 16.
Aquatic Ecology and Angler Education
The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. Youth develop skills, participate in leadership activities, in sustained and caring adult partnerships. Youth engaged in angler and aquatic education learn fisheries resource stewardship, fishing ethics, casting techniques, tackle crafting, rod building, and much more. They become part of an American folkway.
Many of the publications listed below are available electronically as downloadable files. (If you are unable to access these files via computer, please contact your county 4-H office for a hard copy.) Some items are only available through your county office and some are available for check out from the State 4-H Office.