During COVID-19 we want to make sure we are keeping all of our 4-H families up to date as much as we possibly can! During this time we will be releasing the “Friday News” where we will hopefully answer any questions you may have; these will also be available on our website to view. The entire Wyoming county 4-h staff is here for anything you and your families may need during this time so please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with your question(s)!
Hello!I hope this letter finds you in good spirits and good health!We know that our 4-H youth, families, leaders, and volunteers are all incredibly saddened by the cancellation of the Wyoming County Fair, 4-H Camp Wyomoco’s closure for the summer season, and the numerous other community events, both 4-H focused and otherwise, that have been cancelled or postponed for the coming weeks. We, too, are heartbroken by the news.However, we’re also proud of the remarkable resilience of our members, heartened by the infinite generosity of our community, and inspired by the bravery and dedication of our essential workers.We’re also looking forward to planning a summer full of alternative programming options for our 4-H youth.Whether in the form of Zoom workshops or take-home activity kits, virtual campfires or online shows, we look forward to a summer overflowing with opportunities for youth development, educational growth, and—of course—some good old fashioned 4-H FUN.
We want to our 4-H families to know that we are actively working on plans to provide alternative programming options due to the cancellation of the 2020 Wyoming County Fair.This, of course, includes our annual meat animal auction programs for beef, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry.Please stay tuned to our upcoming Friday 4-H News Updates, Facebook page, and other correspondence as we work towards new plans and opportunities that stay focused on positive youth development.We look forward to crafting innovative new ways for our members to showcase their incredible projects from the past year.
We continue to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our community.In accordance the NYS Forward Reopening Plan and state and local guidance on group gatherings, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County is announcing the suspension of all in-person programming and volunteer activities until July 15th, 2020.This includes ALL in-person 4-H club meetings and program committee meetings.We will do our best to reschedule as many of these programs as possible, and encourage members to utilize virtual resources or alternatives where possible.
We are committed to keeping you updated on any changes in our plans, policies, or procedures.Please feel free to contact us at any time.Please be aware that as of 3/18/2020, employees are working remotely, and it may take a little longer than usual for you to receive a response. Your questions, ideas, and concerns are important to us, and we will respond as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.We miss seeing all of you in person, and I want everyone to know that we are here for whatever you might need.For now, we look forward to another summer dedicated to helping Wyoming County’s youth grow in character, commitment, community service, and responsibility.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay sane, everyone!
Abby Griffith, Lead Executive Director
As many of you have heard the Wyoming County Fair has been cancelled. You and your 4-H youth have experienced many cancellations this year, including some of our summer highlights like fairs, camps and carnivals. We know that these losses are disappointing for all of us on different levels. In 4-H, we hope that you continue to stay connected with us and other 4-H members in creative ways. We are here to support you. We encourage youth to still continue to work with their 4-H project animals, serving their communities or learn by doing with other 4-H activities we have available. Whatever is to come, we want you to know that we will deliver on our commitment to offer positive learning experiences to our youth. The dairy committee will be meeting in the next week, so please stay tuned as we work towards new plans and opportunities that stay focused on positive youth development. If you have any questions, please email Stephanie at email@example.com
As many of you have heard the Wyoming County fair has been cancelled. You and your 4-H youth have experienced many cancellations this year, including some of our summer highlights like fairs, camps and carnivals. We know that these losses are disappointing for all of us on different levels. In 4-H, we hope that you continue to stay connected with us and other 4-H members in creative ways. We are here to support you. We encourage youth to still continue to work with their 4-H project animals, serving their communities or learn by doing with other 4-H activities we have available. Whatever is to come, we want you to know that we will deliver on our commitment to offer positive learning experiences to our youth. The goat committee will be meeting in the next week, so please stay tuned as we work towards new plans and opportunities that stay focused on positive youth development. If you have any questions, please email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the link to Georgia 4-H that has some amazing videos from mountain to sea and everything in-between! They have videos that talk about plant life, turtles, birds, wildlife, geology, and more.
We understand that each of you are juggling a lot of different things right now between family, work, school, media, and many more untold challenges.Remember that we are here to help you be successful with your 4-H clubs through this time!Clubs are currently not allowed to meet in person, tentatively, until July 15th but that does not mean that you can’t function still as a group.
If your club would like to meet virtually we can help you!We can set up and facilitate Zoom meetings for your group and even offer learning topics or assistance in some cases.This might not be the answer for everyone and that is ok!Just reaching out to your members and saying “we are on pause” till things get back to normal is certainly acceptable too.
Each week 4-H Camp Wyomoco offers virtual activities, here are this week’s activities…
Unfortunately, after much deliberation and careful consideration, it is with a very heavy heart that we have made the decision to close our gates for the 2020 4-H Camp Wyomoco season.
We will be offering campers and their families different refund options:
1) A full refund, including deposits, to all of our families.
2) Deferring your camp refund; this option allows 4-H Camp Wyomoco to apply said funds to
next year’s camp season.
3) To donate some or all of your refund to 4-H Camp Wyomoco to cover our non-variable operating costs, including supporting our year-round employees who depend on their camp employment. We couldn’t be more grateful for your generosity during this difficult summer.
You MUST let us know by June 30, 2020 which option you would like; if we do not hear from you by July 1st we will assume you are interested in a full refund and will do so accordingly. Refunds will be processed starting July 1st, this allows our camp families time to make the decision that best suits their needs. Please email your refund choice to email@example.com; please make sure you provide your campers names in the email!
Thank you all for your unwavering support and dedication during this difficult time.Currently we are planning other programming options for campers; these options could include virtual camp programming and/or possible small group or family activities in person at camp later in the fall.We are also looking for ways to still connect with all of you throughout the summer, so stay tuned for news about the possibility for family programs and some CIT news!
Last updated May 29, 2020