JEKYLL ISLAND — One hundred and fifty 4-H’ers from all over Southwest Georgia attended the 4th Annual Southwest District 4-H Clover Jam conference held at Camp Jekyll on Jekyll Island this year on April 27-28.
The youth who participated in this event were able to attend classes on outdoor survival in the Maritime Forest, owl pellet discovery, ocean crossing, community service class and archery.
These classes were co-taught by high school 4-H members and 4-H leaders in the district.
This was the first year Clover Jam was held at Camp Jekyll which allowed for activities such as beach time and a movie under the stars.
In addition to the educational classes taught during the event, 4-H’ers were also able to participate in a friendly competition known as tribal games.
The Clover Jam Planning Committee members were Ashley Carroll, Megan Powell, Jazmin Thomas, Teresa Adkins, Danielle Simmons, Brenda Knight and Teresa Chauncey. Tift County was represented at the event by 4-H’ers Haley Brannen, Gracie Goode, Philycia Hamilton, Thomas He, Melvin Hines, Corban Jackson, Garrett Morgan, Dilianjan Office, Bryson Reade, Bethany Samuel, Braylon Samuel, Charlee Anne Walls, Molly Wells, Colin Williamson, Anna Windmoller and James Wise.
Tift County was also represented by adult and teen Lladers Dalton Bowie, Ashley Carroll, Alexis Floyd, Dana Wells and Amare Woods.
Many organizations around the Southwest District were able to sponsor the event such as Ag Georgia Farm Credit, Farm Credit of Southwest Georgia, Harley Langdale Jr. Foundation, National Wild Turkey Foundation, Keystone Foods, The University of Georgia Tifton Campus and Walk Georgia.