The Pennsylvania 4-H program in Cumberland County is offering several virtual educational opportunities for youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For $20, youth ages 5-18 have access to numerous courses with other 4-Hers from across the state. Currently, for Cumberland County residents only, there are two courses being offered: Pet Care 101-Youth ages 5-13 learn the basics of pet care to include history, management, care and responsibility of owning a pet.  This course is every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5 p.m., from May 18-June 5. Knitting for Beginners-Youth ages 10-18 learn the basics of knitting through a hands-on approach and create a project to show off their new skill. This course is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4-5 p.m., from June 8-19. Other state offerings include Veterinary Science, Wildlife Ecology, Science, CAMPS and much, much more! For more information on 4-H offerings or to register contact Whitney Smith at:, or call: (717) 706-2014.

Administered through Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than 6 million young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is found in all 67 Pennsylvania counties. County 4-H educators work with volunteers to deliver non-formal education opportunities to youth ages 5-18. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at:


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