4-H Summer Camp (Overnight & Day)
4-H Summer Camp (Overnight & Day) is held in July at Kamp Kenwood. Overnight camp is open to youth completing 3-8 grade. Day Camp is open to youth in grades K-3. 4-H Camp offers an excellent opportunity for youth to make new friends, learn new camping skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Registration for the 2017 camp is now available. Youth do not need to be a 4-H member to attend.
- Overnight Camp Counselor Application Packet (application process is closed at this time)
- Day Camp Counselor Application (application process is closed at this time)
- Overnight/Day Camp Registration (Now open to non 4-H youth)
The Oz Run
Chippewa County 4-H was selected as a beneficiary of the 2016 Oz Run held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Northern Wisconsin Fairgrounds. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with this event.
Area Animal Science Days
Area Animal Science Days, formally known as the District Dairy and Livestock Days, were started with the intention of giving as many young people as possible an opportunity to learn more about livestock and dairy evaluation. This event evolved into Area Animal Science Days to broaden the scope of members enrolled in the 4-H Animal Science Projects. These days are focused on the learning experience rather than the contests. This year’s event will be hosted by Trempealeau County on June 22, 2017. Entry form is available by clicking here.
The Chippewa County Farm/Tractor and Machinery Safety Program will be held June 5-8, 2017 at Cornell High School. Another session will also be offered on June 19-22 at both the Bloomer and Stanley High Schools. The purpose of the program is to teach youth about tractor, machinery and farm safety. Upon successful completion the student will receive certification in both the State and Federal Tractor and Machinery Programs. The safety program is directed toward youth who are 12-16 years of age. This training is available to all youth, you do not need to be a member of 4-H or FFA. Registration and information regarding the training can be found here.
Stem Camp was held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at UW Eau Claire Centennial Hall. 4-H partnered with UW-Eau Claire to bring you this one-day camp to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Thank you to the youth that joined us for this fun filled day!
Conservation Speaking Contest
The annual Conservation Speaking Contest was held on Monday, October 17th at St. Peter School in Chippewa Falls. This event was co-sponsored by the Chippewa County Land Conservation Committee, Chippewa County UW-Extension and the Chippewa Falls Lions Club. Youth in grades 5-12 presented their original timed piece to a panel of judges promoting conservation of natural resources and the protection or enhancement of environmental quality. Youth participating in this event received a t-shirt and certificate of recognition. Top speakers also received a t-shirt and certificate of recognition in addition to a cash prize. Congratulations to our winners and all the youth who participated!
The annual Houseplant Workshop was held in November at the Chippewa County Courthouse in Room 3. This event was for any 4-H member interested in learning more about houseplants and planting their own plants to nurture. The cost of this workshop was $10.00 per person which included at 10″ plastic pot, vermiculite, potting soil and 14 plant cuttings. A representative from Christensen Floral lead our workshop and provided helpful tips on planting and maintaining the houseplants. Pre-registration was required. Parents and leaders were also welcomed to participate in the workshop with paid registration. We had a great turn out this year and hope everyone had as much fun as we did!
Winter Camp held in January at Beaver Creek Reserve in Eau Claire, WI is a two day, one night event open to 4-H and non 4-H youth in grades 6-8. Winter Camp is a unique camp experience designed just for youth to build leadership skills and experience teamwork. By participating in this cabin setting camp experience youth will gain self-confidence, gain skills to strengthen 4-H clubs, improve communication skill and most of all, HAVE FUN!
Clover College is a 3-hour event held each January at the Chippewa Falls Middle School. This event is open to 4-H and non 4-H youth in grades K-6. Clover College provides a variety of sessions for youth to choose from to learn and experiment. In 2017, youth pre-registered for three sessions which included, Cookie Decorating, Robotics, LittleBits, Leathercraft, Scrapbooking, Woodworking, Popsicle Sticks, Imagination Station, Pizza, Pizza, Sewing or Drawing & Painting. Thank you to all who attended this year and we hope you had a great time, because we sure did!!
Safety Poster/Essay/Video Contest
This year’s contest was held in conjunction with the Clover College event. Safety in our homes and at work sites is very important in preventing accidents and injuries. Members were encouraged to take time and put thought and pride into their poster/essay/video entries. This was a great opportunity for the youth to express their thoughts on a safety issue. Contest results are on display through the month of February at our event co-sponsor Eagle Point Mutual Insurance in downtown Chippewa Falls.
Teen Volleyball Tournament
Teen Volleyball Tournament was held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Cadott High School. Clubs taking home the honor of 1st place in the competitive league was Edson Hilltop 4-H Club and the Fun League was Howard-Wheaton 4-H Club. Congratulations to this two teams and all teams who put up a good challenge for these two teams.
Chippewa County youth in grades K-5th grade had the opportunity to participate in the Spring Kickball Tournament on Sunday, March 19th at the Cadott High School. The tournament was open to 4-H members only in grades K-5.
Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival
Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival was hosted by Dunn County on January 21, 2017 at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. This festival was open to all 4-H members from Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire County. Congratulations to all the youth who participated and your achievements.
- Trip Brochure 2017
- Application for WI Youth Conference, American Leadership Program and Space Camp (2016) – TYPEABLE
- Application for CWF Key Award and National Congress (2016) – TYPEABLE
- Chippewa County 4-H Trip Recommendation Form (2016)
- Key Award Guidelines
- Key Award Leader Recommendation
- Financial Reimbursement Request Instructions and Form
- Reimbursement Request Form
- First Year Member Handbook
- Family Handbook 2015-2016