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4-H and Youth



We are committed to bringing horticultural information to the youth of Oklahoma. Whether you are just starting a 4-H project, FFA Career Development Event information or searching for educational camps for youth, please check out the opportunities available through the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.

We also coordinate the State Horticulture Judging Contest, have workshops for the 4-H State Roundup camp, and have a Horticulture Grandparent University Camp.

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Making learning fun with a hands-on demonstration of the carbon cycle!


Camp T.U.R.F.

Camp T.U.R.F. is a 2-week, residential academy at Oklahoma State University - Stillwater. Students will interact with professors and explore a variety of careers in horticulture and landscaping with hands-on activities at botanical gardens, field research stations, a turfgrass research center, greenhouses, research laboratories and design laboratories, as well as special OSU facilities such as the Insect Adventure and The Botanic Garden. Helpful sessions about college admission, financial aid, and skills for success will be included in the academy as well as evening and recreational activities.

Jr. Master Gardener Program

JMG's mission is to grow good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success and service through a unique gardening education program. There is no cost to becoming a JMP group and no obligation complete all of the program. Your registration all the state JMG office to serve you better.

Plants and Bugs Camp

Plants and Bugs Day Camp is Junior Master Gardener plus Bug Zoo fun!!! One full week (8 am to 5 pm) of garden activities, crafts, games and snacks in the morning and 'bug' activities, games, crafts and snacks in the afternoon . . . come race a termite, decorate a garden box, make a stepping stone, and eat a snack of fried mealworms! Activities are geared for ages 9-12 and the cost includes all supplies and snacks as well as two adult helpers to keep kids safe and busy. Kids love camp because it's fun and entertaining.


Contact Information

We invite you to learn more about youth opportunities available in our department. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Shelley Mitchell, Associate Extension Specialist
Shelley Mitchell

Assistant Extension Specialist
4-H and Youth Programs
358 AG Hall