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, 2016). To view the Cloverbud Activity flyer click here.
- November 14: Get to Know Your "Buds" Group Games
- December 12: No Activity (Have fun with your family)
- January 9: Squishy Circuit Electronics
- February 13: Get Crafty!
- March 13: Snack Attack
- April 10: Engineering Art
- May 8: Taking Flight in 4-H
- June 12: Fun Fit 4-H
- July 10: Rockets - Blast Off!
- August 14: No Activity (Enjoy the Weber County Fair with your family August 9-12)
- September 11: End of Summer Extravaganza
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 each month 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 7: Spooky Science Extravaganza
- November 4: Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse
- December 2: Fun & Easy Holiday Treats and Gifts - Presented by Food $ense
- January 6: Star Wars Adventures
- February 3: Happy Hearts, Happy Families - Presented by Food $ense
- March 3: Shake, Rattle & Roll
- April 7: Taking Flight in 4-H
- May 5: Potato Palooza
- June - September: No family nights offered during the summer
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 NXT Lego robots. Youth can explore robotics as 4-H club members (must live in Weber County) and by participating in 4-H Aggie Adventure Camps 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 camps and clubs, 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:
- Robotics Challenge Nights are held once a month in January - April for youth in grades
3-12 (click on 4-H calendar for dates). 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 HCDA - 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 $15. 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 the Weber County 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Workshops!
We have some new Fall STEM Workshops available - click here to view the flier. Please make note of the location of the workshop (most are held at the Pleasant Valley or Ogden Valley libraries; if it's held at one of the libraries you will call that library to sign up (numbers are listed on the flier).
*Grades are based on what the child was in as of October 1, 2014 for workshops held before October 1. For workshops held after October 1 grades are based on the child's current grade. (Grades are based on the 4-H calendar year, and the 4-H year begins October 1 and ends September 30.)
New this year for Weber County 4-H are the First Friday Family Night & Explore 4-H Cloverbud activities (see details below).
First Friday Family Night: They will be held the first Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the 4-H office. To view the flier click here. Cost is $2 per child enrolled in 4-H, $3 if not enrolled, and parents are free.
- October 2: Spooky Science Extravaganza
- November 6: Survival Mania
- December 4: Inexpensive Holiday Treats and Gifts
- January 1: No Activity (Happy New Year)
- February 5: Engineering Art
- March 4: Try It, You'll Like It! Don't Fear Your Food
- April 1: Exploring Robotics
- May 6: GPS Treasure Hunt
- June - September: No family nights offered during the summer.
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 by calling the 4-H office at 801-399-8202.
Explore 4-H Cloverbud Activities: These activities are for youth in Kindergarten - 2nd grade (youth need to be 5 years old and in Kindergarten as of October 1, 2015). Click here to view the flier for more details.
- November 9: Get to Know Your "Buds" Group Games
- December 14: No Activity (Have fun with your family)
- January 11: Squishy Circuit Electronics
- February 8: Get Crafty!
- March 14: Healthy Snacks
- April 11: WeDo Robotics
- May 9: GPS Treasure Hunt
- June 13: Fun Fit 4-H
- July 11: Rockets - Blast Off!
- August 8: No Activity (Enjoy the Weber County Fair with your family this week!)
- September 12: End of Summer Extravaganza
So there are plenty of supplies, registration is required at least one week in advance to attend the Explore 4-H Cloverbud activities. Register by calling the 4-H office at 801-399-8202.