Corn Maze Trip
Chippewa County 4-H will be hosting a corn maze trip on Saturday, October 20 to Govin’s Corn Maze in Menomonie, WI. Any enrolled Chippewa County 4-Her, family member or friend of 4-Her is welcome to join. The cost to attend is $9.50 per person for ages 5 & up enrolled in 4-H. Non 4-H members will be $10.00 per person. We will be carpooling from the Chippewa Country Courthouse. Limited car space will be available. If you are an enrolled certified volunteer, please indicate if you are willing to drive other youth and how many seats you have available. Younger members in grades K-5 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Youth in 6-13 grades will be allowed to attended without an adult as space allows. Each attendee will need to complete a registration form and return the required fee to the Chippewa County Extension Office by October 12, 2018. Click here for registration form.
4-H St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Celebration
4-H Celebrates the National Scenic Riverway 50th Anniversary by hosting a paddling event on the Namekagon River. On Saturday, September 22nd paddlers will begin from the County K Landing (west of Trego) to Whispering Pines. Event is open to 4-H members and their family. Children must be in grade 3 or above and children in grades 3-6 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost for participating is $25.00 per person which will cover the cost of the outfitter and snacks. Registration is due Friday, September 14th or when enrollment is full. Click here for more details and the registration form.
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. Youth do not need to be a 4-H member to attend.
- Overnight Camp Counselor Application Packet (application process opening soon)
- Day Camp Counselor Application (application process opening soon)
- Overnight/Day Camp Registration (coming May 2019)
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.
The Chippewa County Farm/Tractor and Machinery Safety Program will be held June 2019 at participating area 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 will be available in April 2019.
Stem Camp was held Saturday, October 21, 2017 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! We hope to see you all next year!
Conservation Speaking Contest
The annual Conservation Speaking Contest has been canceled for the 2017 year. The 2016 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 is held each year in November at the Chippewa County Courthouse in Chippewa Falls. This event is for any 4-H member interested in learning more about houseplants and planting their own plants to nurture. The cost of this workshop includes a 10″ plastic pot, vermiculite, potting soil and 14 plant cuttings. A representative from Christensen Floral leads our workshop and provides helpful tips on planting and maintaining your houseplants. Pre-registration was required. Parents and leaders were also welcome to participate in the workshop with paid registration.
Chippewa County youth in grades K-5th grade had the opportunity to participate in the Spring Kickball Tournament on Sunday, March 18th at the Cadott High School. The tournament was open to 4-H members only in grades K-5.
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. The 2019 event was will be held on a Saturday in January 2019. Youth pre-register for sessions which included various 4-H project related learning’s. Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2018 and we are underway for planning the 2019 event!
Safety Poster/Essay/Video Contest
This year contest is 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 are encouraged to take time and put thought and pride into their poster/essay/video entries. This is a great opportunity for the youth to express their thoughts on a safety issue. Contest results are then displayed through the month of February at our event co-sponsor Eagle Point Mutual Insurance in downtown Chippewa Falls.
Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival
This Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival is hosted on a Saturday in January. The 2019 host will be Eau Claire County. This festival was open to all 4-H members from Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire County. Festival planning is underway and will be available soon.
4-H Foods Revue
The Foods Revue event is held on a Saturday in March each year. Participants provide their best dish for judges and fellow competitors to taste. Results of the event are highlighted in the Chippewa Chatter newsletter following the event. A recipe book of all the entries is available each year in the 4-H Youth Building at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair and on this website under the projects tab.
Teen Volleyball Tournament
Teen Volleyball Tournament is held each Spring at the Cadott High School. Participating clubs play each other in one of two brackets (fun or competitive). Competitive bracket winners for the 2018 tournament were the Duncan Creek 4-H Club taking 1st place and the Woodmohr 4-H Club taking 2nd place. Fun bracket winners were the combined team of the Borderline Rebels 4-H Club and the HayCreek Ramblers 4-H Club taking 1st place and Edson Hilltop 4-H Club taking 2nd place.
- Trip Brochure 2019 (coming soon)
- Application Packet for Space Camp, WI 4-H & Youth Conference, American Spirit East/West Leadership Program, National 4-H Congress, Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Dairy Conference, and Key Award (coming soon)
- Overnight & Day Camp Counselors (coming soon)
- Adult Recommendation Form
- 4-H Award and Recognition Self-Evaluation Checklist
- 4-H Awards Trips and Recognition Preference Form
- Award, Recognition and Trip Application Assessment
- 4-H Awards, Trips and Recognition Interviews Evaluation Form
- Trip Promotional Plan Form (coming soon)
- Key Award Guidelines (coming soon)
- Financial Reimbursement Request Instructions and Form (coming soon)
- General Reimbursement Request Form
- First Year Member Handbook
- Family Handbook 2018-2019 (coming soon)
- Enrollment & Project Guide