|Sunfield Shepherds 4-H Camp|
Camp Days on Sunfield Farm
Our 4-H program offers an opportunity for children, who may not have animals of their own, to work with and learn about the livestock on Sunfield Farm and exhibit them in the Jefferson County Fair. Sunfield Farm is the home to a herd of Nubian goats, heritage breed Cotswold sheep, Dexter cows, and a variety of chickens.
The children begin each morning participating in the daily farm chores: goats are milked and stalls are cleaned. The sheep and the goats are handled and trained so that they become accustomed to being led in the show ring. Each day there is a period for learning animal husbandry, and knowledge of goats and sheep. We may make products from the goat milk or use the wool for projects. Posters are made to hang in the fairgrounds, and the children work on making a short presentation about some aspect of the animal that is of particular interest to them.
Camp Days at the Jefferson County Fair
Participation in the Jefferson County Fair requires family support. In order to prepare the fairgrounds, 4-H families must volunteer six hours of work during the week before Fair (this can be cumulative, e.g. three hours per parent and child). During the Fair, parental supervision and participation is also needed. As 4-H members, the children have free entry to the fair and are able to earn premium money for their exhibits.
Ages 9 to 14
Participation in the Jefferson County Fair requires enrollment by May 30. Applicants enrolling after May 30 may still participate in the 4-H camp activities that take place on Sunfield Farm, and may enter in Open Class events at the Jefferson County Fair.
For an overview of summer programs offered in 2013, see
For more information, contact us.