Youth Programs Provided for the Community
Through the 4-H Youth Development Program


Youth Shotgun Training

Date: Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14 Time: Fri. 6:00-8:30 pm; Sat. & Sun. 9:00-11:30 am

Cost:  $20.00

Location:  Hudson Fish and Game Club, 293 Fish and Game Road, Hudson

Register: By calling 518-828-3346 x100 or online at:

This August, youth ages 12 and up will have an exciting opportunity to be trained in safe, recreational shotgun shooting. Participants will become comfortable with handling and firing a shotgun over the course of this three-day training.

The training will start Friday with a safety instruction and virtual shooting experience.   On Saturday and Sunday, safety will again be reviewed and then implemented on the range.   Pizza will be enjoyed on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of the participants. No prior experience is necessary but experienced shooters are also welcome.


Safe Sitter Program for Adolescents

Date: Monday, October 10

Location: Extension Education Center Meeting Hall, Hudson

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 5

Time: 8:45 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $60.00* Prepayment required

To register: Register online and pay by credit card at

or send a check payable to CCE (or drop off cash) to the Extension Education Center, 479 Rt. 66, Hudson, NY 12534.  Include the name, address, phone number and age of the participant.

Who: For youth ages 11-14

The Safe Sitter Program gives young adolescents the skills to provide safe, nurturing care for children and to respond appropriately to medical emergencies. It also teaches introductory employment skills and important life skills.

Topics that are covered include Babysitting as a Business, Success on the Job, Child Care Essentials, Safety for the Sitter, Injury Management, Preventing Problem Behavior, Care of Choking Infant and Care of Choking Child.   Participants will also have hands-on mannequin practice of res-cue skills and participate in small group interactive learning, role-playing and games to enhance the discussion topics.

*Those wishing to participate should register early as there are limited spots. When the fee is received, a registration form and student contract will be sent to the participant to complete and bring to the session. Registration is not complete and a spot is not held until payment is received. The fee is all inclusive but the participants should bring a bag lunch and snacks.   An adult must bring the participant into the building to connect with the instructor at drop-off.

Contact Emily at 518-828-3346 x100 or with questions.


 Youth Programs Provided for Enrolled 4-H Club Members
Through the 4-H Youth Development Program






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Contact CCE

Contact CCE



Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Phone: 518-622-9820
Fax: 518-622-0115

Map to Acra office (see green pin)

Extension Education Center
 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-3346
Fax: 518-828-3069

Map to Hudson office (see green pin)

 2016 Major Financial Donors

The Bank of Greene County

National Bank of Coxsackie

Willow Springs Charitable Trust

Michael McCrary