Each 4-H Club will have special activities throughout the year. In addition, there are countywide events that 4-H members may participate in. The listing below is only a partial listing. Many other activities and events are held annually. All events are listed in the monthly newsletter.
4-H Camps –
Summer Camp is held in the summer for 4 days, 3 nights (tentatively) at Upham Woods 4-H Camp near Wisconsin Dells. Summer camp is for 3rd – 8th graders. Outpost camp is an option for older campers.
Cloverbud Camp is held in the summer for K-2nd graders. It runs one day locally in the county and provides educational activities based on a theme.
Festival of Arts – 4-H members and clubs from throughout the county prepare musical, drama, art, craft, photography and marketing selections to present at this festival. Judges critique the youth’s work with face-to-face interaction. Chosen pieces will advance to Area Festival of Arts. 4-H members can participate in both the speaking and/or demonstration contest. Judges evaluate the presentation and proved feedback. Winner advance to the Area Festival of Arts. The op age-eligible demonstrators also advance to the Wisconsin State Fair.
Clothing Preview – Members enrolled in the clothing project can enter this event. Judging is held in June and the style show is held at the Monroe County Fair in July. Members sew garments for this event and then model them. The top age-eligible exhibitors advance to the Wisconsin State Fair (county’s quota based on what is given from the Wisconsin State Fair Office).
Foods Revue –Youth enrolled in the foods project can enter the Foods Revue. Participants prepare food items based upon project and grade level. Even is complete with table setting, menu and face-to-face judging; can choose to enter the poster or mini-booth categories. Participants who use three or more dairy products to prepare their food items may be selected for dairy promotion awards.
Monroe County Fair – A highlight every year where 4-H members have the opportunity to exhibit and display their project work. The purpose of the fair, however, is for judges to provide valuable evaluations to exhibitors as to how their projects could be improved.