Outdoor Science, Education and Recreation

Many 4-Hers participate in various outdoor and recreational opportunities, including running, biking and kayaking clubs, shooting sports, hiking, and an array of camping opportunties.

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Cascade Wilds overnight experience

4-H Outdoor Education Resources

Oregon 4-H Center

4-H Youth Development Program Resource

Nestled in the Eola Hills and just 8 miles away from downtown Salem, the Oregon 4-H Center has been offering educational, camping, and conference services since 1968. Please check out this resource for facility pictures and reservation details.

4-H Shooting Sports Resources

Necessary rules and guidelines to participate in the State Shooting Sports Contest; 2018

Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Contest Guide

4-H Youth Development Program Resource

This contest guide provide all rules and information necessary to participate in the Oregon 4-H State Shooting Sports contest.

State Shooting Sports Contest Apparel Order Form

4-H Youth Development Program Resource

Due Date is June 1

National 4-H Shooting Sports

4-H Youth Development Program Resource

This resource contains important information for 4-H members and leaders participating in 4-H shooting sports project areas.

Oregon 4-H Shooting Sports Newsletter

4-H Shooting Sports Project Resources

4-H Bicycle Project

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! 

4-H Bicycle curriculum can be found in Shop 4-H.

All Terrain Vehicle Resources

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.

Online ATV Safety Education

4-H Youth Development Program Resource

This resource explains how to obtain an all terrain vehicle safety education card.

Oregon ATV Training

4-H Youth Development Program Resource

This resource contains information on all terrain vehicle endorsement and permit which is required for all riders under the age of 16.

4-H Aquatic Ecology and Angler Project Resources

4-H Entomology Project Resources

Upcoming Events

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Oregon State 4-H Fair

4-H Youth Development Event

Fri, Aug 24, 2018 - Mon, Sep 3, 2018 (All Day)
Don't miss the exceptional 4-H exhibits at the Oregon State Fair. You will find a diverse group of exception 4-H exhibits including: livestock, horse, small animals, sewing, cooking, art and so much more. Horse and Livestock Arrive on: 8/22; Non-Animal exhibits should be delivered on 8/21
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4-H Ranch Horse Invitational

4-H Youth Development Event

Sat, Sep 8 (All Day)
This is the statewide 4-H Ranch Horse competition - the first.
Applegate House at the 4-H Center

4-H Center 50th Anniversary Celebration

4-H Youth Development Event

Sat, Sep 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Oregon 4-H Center has been an important part of the Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program. We are celebrating 50 years of hosting 4-H camps, outdoor schools, and a place to enjoy and learn more about the outdoors. Please join us to help celebrate and to honor the many staff, counselors, and donors who have made the last 50 years and the future of the Oregon 4-H Center possible.

PNW 4-H Horse Judges' Training

4-H Youth Development Event

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 - Sun, Oct 14, 2018 (All Day)
PNW 4-H Horse & Volunteer Training Registration Materials 2018