Monday, April 30, 2012

County Camp 2012

Although it is early, it is time to start planning for next summer. A request has been submitted for Travis County to attend County Camp in Brownwood, July 9-11, 2011. An adult volunteer leader will need to serve as a chaperone this year.

What is County Camp? County Camp allows counties to send youth who have completed grades 2-11 to camp at the 4-H Conference Center at one time. Whereas Prime Time is age specific, County Camp is for all ages. County groups are housed together in the dorms by gender. Activities include, crafts, swimming, dances, archery, games and more.

Who May Attend County Camp participants are defined as a youth who have completed 2nd through 11th grade. 4-H membership is not a requirement to participate in County Camp. Counties are responsible for providing adequate number of Adult Chaperones.

Cost for camp this year will be $175 per youth and $80 for adults.

Friday, April 13, 2012

April - Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter

The Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter is emailed to family email address listed in 4-H Connect, but in case you missed it, check it out at this link: 4-H Standard Newsletter

Leaders for Life Team Recruitment

If you are interested or would like to be part of a Leaders 4 Life team, please email Collin Warwick at  include a phone number, so I can get meetings/practices coordinated. This is for senior-aged members.  This is a great leadership opportunity and can be a lot of fun!!!

Here is the link to the information for this project:



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Purple Up for Military Kids - April 13th

  Just a friendly reminder that PURPLE UP! For Military Kids is this Friday, April 13.  We are so excited to see Texas illuminated in PURPLE!!!  You can go to to upload all the great pictures from this fabulous day in support of our Military Youth.  Operation: Military Kids appreciates all your support

A&M Vet Science Open House - Classes Available

This coming Saturday, April 14th, is the annual Vet Science Open House at Texas A&M University,  The Hill Country Austin 4-H Club of Travis County has worked with Texas A&M to set up four SPECIAL FREE classes this Friday night, April 13th from 6-10 p.m., in conjunction with the Open House.  Most of our group will also be attending the Texas A&M Vet Science Open House on Saturday; however, that isn't a requirement to attend Friday's evening's classes and some will return to Austin on Friday evening.  We set these classes up starting last semester and are excited that JUST YESTERDAY, Texas A&M contacted us to say that they have room for 60 and not just the 25 we originally requested.  So, there is room for YOU!  Contact Michelle Ward at for details on location and parking and to let her know you'll be there on Friday evening.

The Friday classes will include:
6:00-6:50 Sheila Teague, Registered Veterinary Technician-Equine Reproduction
7:00-7:50 Katy Waddell, Registered Veterinary Technician-Small Animal Anesthesia
8:00-8:50 Virginia Johnson, Biologist-Breeds of Horses
9:00-9:50 Dr. Larry Johnson, Professor-Anatomy and Physiology

Also, we also have a couple of extra hotel rooms reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton in College Station for $119/night.  If you aren't able to locate a room and wish to stay, let me know and we can coordinate the transfer of a room to you.Please contact Misty Ramirez (

Check out Saturday's open house at  Please contact Misty Ramirez ( with Hill Country Austin 4-H or Michelle Ward ( at Texas A&M if you are interested in learning more!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Creedmoor 4-H Vaccinaiton Clinic

Creedmoor 4-H is hosting a Rabies Clinic, April 21, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. This will take place at the Town and Country Veterinary Hospital at 6300 FM 1327 Austin TX. Rabies shots are $ 10.00 each and there will be other shots available at discounted prices.