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July

24-28: Ohio State Fair Jr. Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH, cole.436@osu.edu or 614-292-2625.

24-28: 4-H Renewable Energy Camp, check-in noon-1 p.m., pickup 12:30 p.m.

24-28: MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Mud Week,MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Animal Week 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 6-11, $300/person, discover the importance of water and healthy soil through exploration of Tollgate's diverse landscape, create, dig, hike, discover and experiment, Tollgate Summer Farm Camp, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, 248-347-0269 x 220 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

24-28: MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Beginner Horse Camp Week 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 9-14, $350/person, learn about horse grooming and care, saddling, medical care, nutrition and more, enjoy the horses up close and personal and gain horseback riding skills, Tollgate Summer Farm Camp, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, 248-347-0269 x 220 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

26: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., therapeutic horseback riding program that offers lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.

28: Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, registration at 8:30 a.m., contest begins at 10 a.m., $5/contestant through July 14, $10 day of contest, Voinovich Livestock Center Show Arena, Columbus, OH, homan.64@osu.edu or 614-247-8305.

30: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., therapeutic horseback riding program that offers lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.

31-Aug. 4: MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Survival Week 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 6-11, $300/person, test your skills with fire-building, archery, fishing, wilderness first aid, shelter building, orienteering and more, outdoor challenges, learn what plants and animals need for survival, Tollgate Summer Farm Camp, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, 248-347-0269 x 220 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

August

1: Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference, all day, Indiana State Fairgrounds, for youth who have completed grades 9-12, leadership sessions, prepare mock legislation to debate in the Indiana State House, and develop board proposals to share with the Indiana State Fair Board, registration opens July 1, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN, mckinles@purdue.edu or 765-494-8435.

2-4: Michigan 4-H Health & Food Science Camp, for youth ages 1319 as of Jan. 1 and volunteers interested in nutrition, food science, careers, physical fitness, personal safety, sports science, and teamwork, explore careers in the health field, learn what research is taking place around food and tour research facilities at MSU, $165 for 4-H members, $175 for non 4-H members, fee includes meals, lodging and resources, register by June 1, MSU campus, East Lansing, MI, 989-539-7805 or hydemich@msu.edu.

7-11: MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Animal Week 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 6-11, $300/person, learn about animal behavior and how to interact with and care for Tollgate's animals, discover diverse habitats of wild animals in the forest and by the pond, Tollgate Summer Farm Camp, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, 248-347-0269 x 220 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

9: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., therapeutic horseback riding program that offers lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.

14-18: MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Green Science Adventure 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 6-11, $300/person, spend your days feeding critters at the barnyard, tracking animals in the forest, playing cooperative games, and preparing garden-fresh snacks that YOU helped grow, Tollgate Summer Farm Camp, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, 248-347-0269 x 220 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

14-18: MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Beginner Horse Camp Week 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 9-14, $350/person, learn about horse grooming and care, saddling, medical care, nutrition and more, enjoy the horses up close and personal and gain horseback riding skills, Tollgate Summer Farm Camp, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, 248-347-0269 x 220 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

16: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., therapeutic horseback riding program that offers lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.

21-25: MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Food Week, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 6-11, $300/person, dig in the garden, care for the animals, explore the surrounding fields, forest and pond, interact with goats and greens and engage in food science and make nutritious snacks that taste yummy, too, grow, harvest, and cook with Tollgate farmers each day, Tollgate Summer Farm Camp, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI, 248-347-0269 x 220 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

23: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., therapeutic horseback riding program that offers lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.

30: Proud Equestrian Program, 6-9 p.m., therapeutic horseback riding program that offers lessons to youth with special needs, Huron Expo Center, fairgrounds, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.

September

9: Ohio State 4-H Horse Competitive Trail Ride, $40/person, deadline Aug. 29, Caesar Creek State Park Horse Camp, Furnas-Oglesby Rd., Waynesville, OH, 614-292-2625 or cole.436@osu.edu.

9, 16, 23 & 30: 4-H Tennis Workshop, 9-11 a.m. each day, open to everyone in grades 3-12, $25 annual program fee plus $55 supplies fee due at time of registration, youth will be come a 4-H member upon payment, youth already enrolled in 4-H only pay the $55 supplies fee, learn about fundamentals and sportsmanship of tennis, each participants receives a racket, T-shirt, tennis balls, goody bag, USDA Junior Membership, subscription to Bounce magazine, and more, register by Aug. 25, space is limited, minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 registered participants to hold this workshop, supplies fee is non-refundable, IPFW Tennis Courts, 2101 Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

12: Huron County 4-H Leaders Association Meeting, MSU Extension office, Bad Axe, MI, www.msue.anr.msu.edu/county/info/huron.

October

Indiana 4-H Youth & Adult Congress, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., "4-H Shark Tank" is the theme, registration is $25/person and includes 3 breakout sessions that help you learn to intentionally spread the 4-H message, registration due Sept. 15, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN, mckinles@purdue.edu or 765-494-8435.

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