Fill out this form if you are interested in becoming a Jefferson County 4-H’er!
- Base Camp (3rd – 6th Grade)
Explore different aspects of 4-H and the outdoors at Upham Woods 4-H Camp, Wisconsin Dells. This camp will include swimming, canoeing, hiking, campfires, songs, games and more. Base Camp will sleep in cabins with other campers their age and be led by 4-H youth counselors (9th – 12th grades) and adult staff.
Please watch your newsletter and Clover Connections for additional information for registration and pricing.
Jefferson County offers its members the opportunity to participate in educational experiences that are offered through the Wisconsin 4-H program. For more information on the educational opportunities, please refer to the website at: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hedopp/ . Reminder: this is the State website. Jefferson County may not offer scholarships for all experiences listed.
Jefferson County asks members interested in educational experiences to complete the “Jefferson County 4-H Trip Application” form be certain deadline. Please refer to the application plus detailed information at: https://jefferson.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/trip-awards/ . The Jefferson County 4-H Leaders Association offers scholarships for many of the educational experiences. Most scholarships offer cover half of the trip cost. Details are outlined in the Trip Application Form.
State Team Opportunities
Who: Youth in grades 10th – 12th
When: Year Long
Where: Around the State
Teams include: Arts, Communications and Drama.
Applications and more information at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4harts/
Applications and more information at https://wi4hinternational.org/
- Homestay Abroad – youth ages 15-18 (Japan 12 -18)
When: Summer, applications due November 20 (to State 4-H Office)
Where: Costa Rica, South Korea, Finland and Japan
- Host an International Student – any 4-H family
When: Summer or All Year Long
Where: Students come from all over and stay in your home for a few weeks or an entire year.
Other Events – Watch Your Newsletter
- Junior Leaders – youth in grades 6th – 12th
- Horse Education
- Horse Judging
- Dairy Quiz Bowl
- Meat Judging
- Livestock Judging
- Officer Training
- Project Learning Day
- Cloverbud Day Camp
- Foods Revue
- Clothing Revue
- County Fair
- State Fair
- RECORD BOOK AWARDS (Cloverbud – 13 Grade)
Each members is encouraged to complete a Record Book each year. All record books will be judged and receive ribbons. Outstanding Record Books will receive special awards at the awards banquet in October.
- PROJECT AWARDS (Grades 3-13)
4-H provides learning by doing. We know each of you learns through your project areas and we want to hear about it. Project Awards are offered in ANY project area. You can apply for awards in three project areas per year, but are only able to receive two awards per year. Project awards are presented to members who have reached their project goals, gained knowledge and skills, and shown leadership, growth and achievement within a project.
- 4-H CLOVER AWARDS (Grades 3-13)
The Clover Award Program recognizes 4-H members for their active participation in club and county activities and events. By participating in activities and events, members can earn points towards recognition steps. A step may take more than one year to achieve. There are five recognition steps (Green, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Emerald). Each step has minimum requirements.
- KEY AWARD (Grades 9-12)
The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community. You must be 9th grade or older and have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership. Selection should be based on an evaluation of the candidate’s total 4-H record (membership, projects, activities, leadership, personal development and county 4-H and community involvement).
- HANDS TO LARGER SERVICE AWARD (Club Award)
The 2nd H is about pledging our hands to service. 4-H clubs (and members) who complete Community Service events in the name of 4-H should be honored for the things they do. Each club should complete the “My Hands to Larger Service” Log to record the things that club members and your club as a whole do throughout the year. The clubs with the highest percentage of involvement will receive a monetary award. Each club who completes the log will be honored for their service.
All award and record book information can be found online: https://jefferson.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-record-books/ . Check with your Club Leader for awards and scholarship information that is club specific.
It is important to stay connected to the Jefferson County Program when you are enrolled. Below is the list of ways the county will communicate with you about countywide projects meetings and other events happening countywide in 4-H. Please make sure to stay connected with your local club on the latest updates as well.
4-H Family Newsletter
The 4-H Family Newsletter is a source of information for families to learn about opportunities, activities, workshops, deadlines and other information about Jefferson County 4-H. Leaders and members may submit articles. The newsletter is assembled, printed and distributed through the Extension Jefferson County Office. The newsletter also serves as the essential source of information for Jefferson County Fair, Meat Animal Project Committee (MAP) and other important project and activities.
The Jefferson County Extension maintains a 4-H Google Calendar. All events for the upcoming year are posted on the calendar. When the Extension Office is notified of an event it is uploaded to the calendar. Please refer to this calendar for your 4-H activities, events and project meetings. The calendar can be found at this link or at jefferson.extension.wisc.edu/4h.
Weekly Clover Connection
The Clover Connection is sent via email through 4-H Online each week usually on Mondays. The Weekly Clover Connection includes important information for the upcoming week. Please watch for the Clover Connection each week to be informed of important changes.
Facebook and 4-H Minute
Search ‘Jefferson County 4-H’ and look for the EXT logo to find our county Facebook page for additional communication about countywide activities. Clubs are welcome to post on this page to share or promote their club activities. We hope you’ve been enjoying the 4-H Minute weekly videos. Make sure you’re following Jefferson County 4-H to have access!