Virtual Youth and Family Conversations and Connections
Offering Opportunities for Young People and Parents to Come Together During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Virtual Youth and Family Conversations and Connections

Virtual Youth and Family Conversations and Connections

We are currently offering online classes and activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because of school closures and 4-H Clubs not being able to meet, we are bringing these enriching events to all youth through virtual programs. We invite youth from Schuyler County and beyond, particularly those who have participated in Hidden Valley 4-H Camp, 4-H, REACH 21st Century Afterschool at Watkins Glen and Odessa Montour Schools, and our Parenting Education programs.

Young people can connect in a safe online environment where skill-based programming is led by a 4-H Educator or Parenting Educator. Some programs may require a minimal amount of supplies that you are likely to have at home. Please take a look at the supply lists for each class.

Once you sign up in our Event Registration system, which requests your contact information, you will be emailed a link to a recurring ZOOM meeting. For recurring class sessions, you only need to sign up once. You can attend all of the sessions or just the ones that fit into your schedule. We look forward to seeing you online!

Please follow our Schuyler County 4H Facebook page for the latest event updates.


** Virtual Class Schedule Below.  Please Click On Title Of Class To Register **


Tuesdays 1pm - 1:30pm
Cloverbuds Create
This class is for 5-8 year olds. Children will see and participate in some amazing science and craft demonstrations. The Cloverbud educator will provide age-appropriate activities that will interest, challenge and broaden your child’s knowledge and creativity.

Tuesdays 3pm - 4pm
Explore STEM with Mad Scientist Activities
Using supplies found around your house, young “Mad Scientists” will be guided through fun activities like kitchen chemistry, building rockets, and making catapults.

Supply list 

3 hard cooked eggs
Birthday candle
Matches and a parent or responsible adult
Jar with an opening smaller than the eggs
2 raw eggs
Container of warm water
Measuring spoons
Two small bowls

Optional supplies:
Dremal tool
Flat steel
Aluminum fan (small or aluminum to cut into a fan)
Card stock

Wednesdays 4pm - 4:30pm
Rockin’ REACH: A Family Fun Forum
Melinda, Kim and Mel will share activities promoting family wellness through games and activities. Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop strategies to respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. We have 55 simple games that can help bring laughter and build fun moments in your day. You can even use some of our games with your friends and family through Zoom, Facetime or Google Hangout.

Thursdays 3pm - 4pm
Kids Kitchen Creations
Kids take over the kitchen! This class is a fun cooking experience where youth will learn how to prepare many different foods. Participants will make different kinds of doughs, learn how to measure correctly, and how to cook everything from cookies to pizza.

Supply List For Kids Kitchen Creations

Apple Strudel 

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon lard, melted (vegetable shortening or butter may be used)
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 cups butter, melted
1 cup toasted bread crumbs
1 cup ground walnuts
3 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups white sugar

Optional ingredients: sugar

Thursdays 4pm - 5 pm
Campfire Conversation
Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! Join Camp Director Bruce Condie around the virtual campfire. Share your memories of camp and talk about what we have planned for this summer and the future.

Fridays 10am - 10:30am 
Conversations, Strategies & Tips For Parents who Are Supporting Learning at Home
Join Parenting Educator Paula Goodrich in conversations about discipline techniques, self-control, and communication, along with parenting questions and topics brought up by participants. The coronavirus pandemic has brought new parenting challenges, so join this supportive discussion for ideas and guidance.


Melissa Schroeder
Executive Director & Association Issue Leader
(607) 535-7161

Last updated May 30, 2023