April Newsletter

Food Showdown

Oklahoma County 4-H will be holding its 2023 Food Showdown on Thursday, April 20th from 6-8:30 pm. We will be holding our competition according to the state 4-H rules (found here).

There will be a couple of changes to the competition this year. Primarily, with the success of last year’s competition, the county will no longer be providing equipment boxes to participating teams. All teams must provide their own equipment (except for hot plates for the senior-level teams). All items allowed in the competition are basic and should already be in most home kitchens. The allowed list of items can be found on page three of the food showdown manual. Items not on the list will not be allowed in the competition. Please check out the food showdown manual for the full list of rules, and regulations. Additionally, all teams must incorporate mystery ingredients into their dishes. There will be 2 mystery ingredients for Junior teams, and 3 mystery ingredients for Senior teams.

To participate, the basics are as follows:

  1. Teams of three will be broken up into Junior (8-12) and Senior (13-18) categories.
  2. Junior teams will not have access to a heating element (cold dishes only).
  3. Register with your club leader by Thursday, April 13th.
  4. The cost per team is $15. Payments should be turned in by the club leader.
  5. Provide your own equipment.
  6. Have fun!

Barrel Race

Edmond Light Horse 4-H Club is hosting a Barrel Race Fundraiser on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at B&B Ranch in Luther, OK. See the graphic above for details.

Oklahoma 4-H offers ATV safety course

The weather is warming up and soon students will be on summer vacation. A fun activity for many youth is riding All-Terrain Vehicles, otherwise known as ATVs, and utility task vehicles, also known as UTVs.

To help ensure both youth and adults ride safely, the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program offers the ATV Riders Course to groups, organizations, families, and individuals ages 10 years and older who are interested in learning more about safely operating both ATVs and UTVs, said Ravyn Bevard, Oklahoma State University Extension youth ATV safety educator.

“As we transition from winter to warmer weather, more people want to get outside and enjoy the outdoors,” Bevard said. “The overall goal for the ATV Rider Course is to provide youth and adults with the opportunity to learn how to safely ride these vehicles. With National ATV Safety Week observed May 13-21, now is a great time to get your organization, family or group signed up to take the course.”

Read More

Mother's Day Tea Party

Print this photo, fill in your name, and give this to your mother as a Mother's Day card. Join us for a tea party on May 13th to celebrate your mom. Everyone is welcome! The cost is $5 per person and moms get in for free. 


Dual County 4-H Summer Camp

Are you ready to have fun this summer?

Do you like to be with old friends and make new ones? Then pack your bags and your best attitude and let’s go to 4-H Camp! New for this year, we're offering two camps!

- A 4-H Teen Camp Monday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 14 for 7th-12th graders

- A 4-H Junior Camp Wednesday, June 14 to Friday, June 16 for 3rd-7th graders

(Campers who are in 7th grade can pick either camp, but not both!)

The cost for the camp is only $200 for each camp!

There are $75 scholarships available.

Early bird registration is only $175 if registered before April 21, 2023!

**Late registrations accepted between May 12 and June 3 for $250. No registrations are allowed after June 3.

Fun activities have been planned this year to insure a great time at Canyon Camp in Hinton, OK. Our teen counselors have planned educational and recreational workshops for the week. The campgrounds have a chlorinated pool (with a lifeguard), putt-putt, basketball court, kickball, monkey ball pit, 9-square court, archery, and hiking.

Camp Eligibility

1. Must be an Active Canadian County or Oklahoma County 4-H member to register.

2. 4-H Teen Campers must be between 7th through 12 grade

3. 4-H Junior Campers must be between ages 8 (and third grade) and 7th grade as of September 1, 2022.

3. Must have a completed Health Form on file.

4. Must have the desire to have fun, learn, and make new friends!

Sign Up for Camp!

State Record Books Due

Record Book Rough Drafts are due to Mindy by April 13th. She will give you notes on how to enhance what you've already done before finalizing your entries by April 20th. See the state website for more tips and instructions.

State Record Book Site

Sign up for Remind

It is a new year! Sign up for reminders for 2022-2023.

If you were signed up before, you will need to click the link below to continue to get messages.

Text @okcounty4h to the number 81010. You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind. If anyone has trouble with 81010, you can try texting @okcounty4h to (419) 464-9705.


Sign Up for Remind

Enrollment for 2022-2023 School Year

Enrollment is a yearly requirement to participate in all 4-H activities and competitions. The cost is $20 per child. If your child plans on participating in any event or contest, they will need to have an "Active" status on ZSuite. Volunteers are also required to enroll yearly. Enrollment runs from August 1st- June 30th. We currently have 266 enrolled members! Let's see if we can hit 275 before Earth Day!

Enroll Today!

Upcoming Events

Enrollment is open for the 2022-2023 school year.

District Livestock Judging Contest

April 4

4-H Day at the Capitol

April 5

State Record Books Drafts Due to County Office

April 13

Camp Counselor Training

April 15

County Food Showdown

April 20

State Record Books and Scholarships Due

April 20

Early Bird Camp Discount

April 21

Teen Retreat and Junior Camp Registration Due

May 12

Southeast District Food Showdown, Consumer Judging, and FCS


May 15

These dates are subject to change.

Click here for the Digital Calendar

Facebook  Instagram  YouTube  Web

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https://eeo.okstate.edu.