Office Information


PO Box 448
300 Center St
Ridgway, PA 15853


Phone: 814-776-5331

Fax: 814-776-5332


Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join 4-H

The 4-H Program is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 19. If you are interested in learning more about your local 4-H Program, please call the Penn State Extension Office in your community or e-mail Natalie Aiello, the 4-H Educator for Elk and Cameron Counties at 4-H is a wonderful program that helps to build leadership and citizenship skills in youth!

The Elk County 4-H Program has a variety of opportunities for youth throughout the year. The following are some of the programs that youth can become involved in!

Organized 4-H Programs

The organized 4-H clubs in Elk County include:

  • Elk County Shooting Sports (meet in Ridgway)
  • Stride for Stride Horse Club (meet in Kersey)
  • 4-H Robotics (meet in St. Marys)
  • Jersey Valley Arts and Crafts (meet in St. Marys)

The organized clubs available in different communities depend on the availability of volunteers. If you are interested in a different club for your child, please consider becoming a volunteer!

4-H After-School Program

A partnership between the Elk County 4-H Program, the Ridgway YMCA and the Stackpole Hall Foundation has allowed us to offer after-school activities in Ridgway at the YMCA. These programs begin in September or October and run throughout the school year a few days a week. For more information on these programs, please contact the YMCA or the Extension Office in Elk County.

4-H Summer Programs

Each year, the Elk County 4-H Program offers a variety of activities for youth over the summer months. Fliers are sent home with youth the last few weeks of school, and registrations run throughout the summer. For more information on how to get your child involved or to share your expertise with the group, please contact the Elk County Extension Office!

For information about joining 4-H Programs in Elk County, please contact Natalie Aiello.

Contact Information

Natalie Aiello
  • Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Phone: 814-776-5331