Educational Programs

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Nebraska 4-H Youth Development programs are delivered through four primary modes, including camps, clubs, school enrichment, and afterschool. Through these delivery modes, Nebraska 4-H offers various educational experiences in all corners of the state built around seven content areas. Select a delivery mode below to learn more, explore opportunities, and get involved.

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CAMPS

4-H overnight and day camps offer recreational, educational, and even career exploration opportunities. Enrollment is not required.

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CLUBS

4-H clubs are an organized group that meets regularly to focus on a series of educational experiences. Official enrollment is required.

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SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

School enrichment programs offer non-formal, hands-on educational experiences in classrooms in support of school curriculum. Enrollment is not required.

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AFTERSCHOOL

Afterschool programs meet between 3-6 PM to offer youth a safe, fun, and educational experiences through hands-on activities and 4-H curriculum. Enrollment is not required.

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

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CLOVER KIDS

Clover Kids are youth between the ages of 5 and 7. Clover Kids may participate in 4-H through a variety of delivery modes, such as clubs and camps. As an enrolled member, Clover Kids may also exhibit at county fairs.

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INDEPENDENT MEMBERS

Youth who choose not to be involved in a formal 4-H club may still join 4-H as independent members. These youth have the opportunity to participate in their county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, and additional statewide programs.

STATEWIDE PROGRAMS

Youth who are enrolled 4-H members may participate in numerous educational programs at local, county, district, and state levels. The programs listed below are available to youth across Nebraska regardless of county residence. The list includes programs offered at county, district, and state levels.

Please note that some programs held at local, county, or district level may not be included on this list if they are not open to youth across the state. To learn more about these types of programs, please contact your local Extension office.

Additionally, there are educational programs held at regional and national levels. To learn more about these program, please visit 4-H.org

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is not required for many 4-H programs and events. However, club members are required to officially enroll through the 4-H Online system once a year. Youth who are not members of a formal 4-H club may still enroll as independent members. Youth between the ages of 5 and 7 may also enroll as Clover Kids. By enrolling, youth have the opportunity to participate in county fairs, the Nebraska State Fair, and additional statewide programs. There is no fee for officially enrolling as a Nebraska 4-H member.

Each county implements their own enrollment deadlines for county fair participation. Please contact your local Extension office for deadlines. 

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