4-H Teens Holiday Trip
Join Chippewa County 4-H Teens as we adventure into the Twin Cities for a Mall of America shopping trip on Saturday, December 15th! Chippewa County 4-H Youth (friends are welcome) in grades 6 and up will take a bus to Mall of America to get holiday shopping done, build relationships amount other youth and promote healthy choices in the winter months. The cost to participate is $5.00 for 4-H members and $10.00 for non 4-H members to help cover the cost of the bus. Bus will leave at 7:45 a.m. from Cadott River Country Cooperative and will pick up at 29 Pines at 8:15 a.m. The bus will return to 29 Pines at 6:00 p.m. and Cadott River Country Cooperative at 6:30 p.m. See the registration form for additional information and details.
Chippewa County 4-H Leaders is inviting you to show your 4-H pride! Members are asked to use the clover template to write a sentence or draw a picture on “How 4-H has helped me develop life skills in the area of each of the four H’s” (Head, Heart, Hands and Health). The completed clovers will be used at various 4-H events to highlight the significance that 4-H has on youth of our community. The club with the highest percentage of participation will receive $50.00 cash to use for their club activities. The top clover in each category will also be awarded a prize and be displayed in the Extension Office. Gather your club and make a clover! Entries are due to the Extension Office no later than December 17, 2018. For additional contest information click here.
The annual Houseplant Workshop will be held in January 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 will lead our workshop and provide 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. Registration form can be found here.
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 Saturday, January 19, 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! (Registration coming soon!)
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. (Contest information available soon!)
Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival
This Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival is hosted on Saturday, January 19th at the Augusta Community Center in Augusta. The 2019 host will be Eau Claire County. This festival is open to all 4-H members from Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire County. Festival information and registration can be found here.
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.
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.
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
- 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, and Key Award
- 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
- Key Award Guidelines
- Trip/Experience Financial Reimbursement Instructions and Request Form
- General Reimbursement Request Form
- First Year Member Handbook
- Family Handbook 2018-2019 (coming soon)
- Enrollment & Project Guide