What is 4-H?
The 4-H youth program emphasizes “learning by doing” for boys and girls in grades K-12 of all backgrounds. The primary goal of 4-H is to assist youth in developing life skills that help them live productive and satisfying lives
Although the 4-H program began as a learning opportunity for farm youth, today’s 4-H program includes a variety of projects and activities, ranging from robotics and computer coding to shooting sports and even cosplay.
The cost to enroll in 4-H is only $10 and includes access to fun activities, contests to show off your new skills, and the opportunity to display projects in the county fair to win ribbons and premium money!
For more information about the 4-H program, please call the Weber County 4-H Office at 801-399-8202.
NEW 4-H YEAR
Cloverbud Activities 2018-2019
The Explore 4-H Cloverbud Activities are for youth in Kindergarten - 2nd grade (youth need to be 5 years old and in Kindergarten as of October 1, 2018). To view the Cloverbud Activity flyer click here.
- October 16: Opening Kick-Off
- November 20: Cooking Up Fun
- December 18: Holiday Party
- January 15: Outside Games
- February 19: STEM Activity
- March 19: March Madness
- April 16: Livin' with Livestock
- May 21: Horsin' Around
- June 18: Gardening 101
- July 16: Rockets - Blast Off!
- August 20: No Activity
- September 17: End of Summer Bash
So there are plenty of supplies, registration is required at least one week in advance to attend the Explore 4-H Cloverbud Activities. Register through Event Registration or by calling the 4-H office at 801-399-8202.
Jr. Livestock Program
The Weber County Junior Livestock program is designed for those youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. The focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society, as well as becoming better livestock men and women.
The Junior Livestock program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old as of January 1st of the current 4-H year. In order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants, Cloverbud enrollment (youth in K-2ndgrades) are not eligible to participate in the Jr. Livestock Program. Enthusiastic 4-H volunteers with expertise and interests in livestock and working with youth help to deliver and manage the program and its objectives.
The 4-H robotics program helps children develop technology, problem-solving, and teamwork skills as they build and program EV3 Lego robots. Youth can explore robotics as 4-H club members (must live in Weber County). Robotics clubs meet once a month from October - April. The following four clubs will be available. All youth must be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Contact the 4-H office for more information.
- 1st Wednesday of the Month Lego WeDo Club
- 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for youth in Kindergarten - 2nd grades
- 2nd Tuesday of the Month Lego EV3 Robotics Club
- 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., for youth in 3rd -12th grades
- 2nd Thursday of the Month Lego EV3 Robotics Club
- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for youth in 3rd - 6th grades
- 2nd Friday of the Month Lego EV3 Robotics Club
- 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for youth in 3rd - 6th grades
4-H Aggie Adventure Camps: Robotics themed Aggie Adventure Camps are held during the summer. The camp schedule is announced in April each year. Robotics-themed camps are among the first camps to fill up, so interested parents are encouraged to register quickly.
Robotics Challenge Nights and Showcase Night: In addition to robotics club meetings, Weber County 4-H offers Robotics Challenge Nights and a Showcase Night to provide 4-H club members with an opportunity to meet other county youth and showcase their robotics skills:
Challenge Nights and Showcase Night for the 2018-2019 4-H year will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Weber County 4-H Office.
1st Challenge Night (Intermediate and Advanced tracks)- January 25, 2019
2nd Challenge Night (Beginner and Leadership tracks)- CANCELLED
3rd Challenge Night (Priority registration for beginners)- March 22, 2019
Robotics Service Night (All Tracks)- April 26, 2019
Showcase Night (All tracks)- May 31, 2019
- Youth earn blue (30 points), red (15 points) or white (10 points) honors for each challenge. They will receive a certificate at the end of the challenge night summarizing their accomplishments.
- Scores from the Challenge Nights are used to calculate their total score for the year.
Ranks are presented as follows:
- Cadet - 50 points
- Captain - 100 points
- Commander - 150 points
- At the last Robotics Challenge Night, members will be able to "cash in" their points for prizes.
Weber County Fair: In addition to club meetings and Challenge Nights, robotics club members can enter exhibits in the fair. Youth can select the classes in which they want to enter, however the most relevant classes for the robotics project include Class HCB - Robotics
- Lot 1: Programmed robot constructed from Lego's or other building systems
- Lot 2: Poster or other display item explaining gear ratios
- Lot 3: Diagram or screen shot of programs written for robots using Lego MindStorm or other software
- Lot 4: Photo or video collection of robots build highlighting and/or comparing features of each
- Lot 5: Other item related to robotics not listed above.
Contests: Club members enrolled in 3rd-12th grade can also compete in any of the twenty county 4-H contests and portfolio competition.
Small Animals Program
Youth can explore many small animal projects in 4-H. These projects provide youth with an opportunity to learn about feeding, caring and showing an animal and are especially great for children who may not have the land needed for larger livestock projects. As with all 4-H projects, the focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society.
Children can enroll in 4-H when they are in Kindergarten and at least five years old. These younger members are called "Cloverbuds." Because of their age, they are restricted from participating in competitive 4-H events and cannot participate in livestock or horse projects. Once youth are in 3rd grade and eight years old, they can participate in competitive 4-H events and participate in large animal projects.
Children explore projects as members of 4-H clubs, which are led by parents or community volunteers. A typical club meets once a month for at least six months. Parents can organize a club with five or more members. Clubs can explore many topics during the year, or choose to focus on just one topic.
Membership in Weber County's 4-H Shooting Sports program is open to youth in 6th - 12th grades who have completed Hunter Education. Club membership is limited to a maximum of five members per club leader.
The county membership fee is $20. In addition, individual 4-H clubs may charge dues to cover range fees, supplies, etc.
Youth must provide their own equipment, ammunition and safety equipment.
The 4-H shooting sports program includes archery, .22 rifle, shotgun, outdoor skills and a written test.
Click here for a copy of the Weber County 4-H Shooting Sports by-laws, which outlines the rules, eligibility, safety guidelines and contest details.
Come join in the fun with 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Workshops! Workshops held at the USU extension office are open to youth 3rd-12th grade (as of January 1, 2019) and workshops held at library locations are open to children age 5 and up. To view workshop flyers, please click the links below.
Discover 4-H Community Club Activities: They will be held the third Saturday of each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the 4-H office. These activities are for youth in 3rd-12th grade (as of October 1, 2018). The cost is only $20 to enroll and participate in all activities for the whole 4-H year!
Information coming soon