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, 2017). To view the Cloverbud Activity flyer click here.
- November 13: Color Your World
- December 11: Holiday Treats & Crafts
- January 8: Tech a Go-Go
- February 12: Create a Character
- March 12: March Madness
- April 9: Spring To It
- May 14: Horsin' Around
- June 11: Livin' with Livestock
- July 9: Rockets - Blast Off!
- August 13: No Activity (Enjoy the Weber County Fair with your family August 8-11)
- September 10: 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.
First Friday Family Nights
4-H Family Nights will be held on the first Friday of the month, on the dates listed below, at 6:00 p.m. at the Weber County 4-H office, 1181 N. Fairgrounds Dr., Ogden. The cost is $2 per child currently enrolled in 4-H, $3 if not enrolled, and parents are free. To view the flier click here.
- October 6: The Science of Villains
- December 1: Homemade Holiday Fun
- March 2: Superhero Power-up
- May 4: May the 4th Be With You
Registration is required to attend the First Friday Family Night Out activities - space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first-come and paid basis. 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 are available. All youth must be enrolled in 4-H to participate. Contact the 4-H office for more information.
- 2nd Tuesday of the Month Lego EV3 Robotics Club, 5:30-7:30 p.m., for youth in 3rd-6th grades
- 3rd Wednesday of the Month Lego Ev3 Robotics Club, 2:45-4:45 p.m., for youth in 3rd-5th grades
- 2nd Friday of the Month Lego EV3 Robotics Club, 4:30-6:00 p.m., for youth in 5th-7th grades (This club is already full for 2017-18 year).
- 1st Wednesday of the Month Lego WeDo Club, 3:00-4:30 p.m., for youth in Kindergarten-2nd 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: In addition to robotics club meetings, Weber County 4-H offers Robotics Challenge Nights, which provide 4-H club members with an opportunity to meet other county youth and demonstrate their robotics skills:
- There will be two Robotics Challenge Nights held in the 2017-18 4-H year, one in February
and in April; they are held on the 4th Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Challenge nights
are for youth in grades 3-12. In these events, teams build and program robots to achieve
two regular challenges, plus a bonus challenge if they achieve the first two challenges.
- 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 their high three 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 (held in April), 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 - 12 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 during the Summer time 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, 2018) and workshops held at library locations are open to children age 5 and up. To view flyers with specific information, times, and locations, please click here.
- SAY CHEESE! PHOTOGRAPY 101
June 20, 9am-12pm, Ogden Botanical Garden; $2/4-H member, $12 non-4-H member
- COOKIE MASTER WORKSHOP
July 2, 1-4pm, Weber County Extension Office; $10/4-H member, $20 non-4-H member
- SCIENCE OF SWEETS
July 18, 1-4pm, Weber County Extension Office; $10/4-H member, $20 non-4-H member
Discover 4-H Junior Club Activities: They will be held the third Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 4-H office. These activities are for youth in 3rd-6th grade (as of October 1, 2017). The cost is only $20 to enroll and participate in all activities for the whole 4-H year!