4-H overnight and day camps offer recreational, educational, and career exploration opportunities. Nebraska 4-H offers summer camps for youth ages 5-18 and Big Red Summer Academic Camps for youth in grades 10-12.
4-H clubs are organized groups that meet regularly to focus on a series of educational experiences. Regular membership is available for youth ages 8-18. Youth ages 5-7 may also join as Clover Kid members.
Afterschool groups meet between 3-6 PM to offer youth a safe, fun, and educational experiences through hands-on activities and 4-H curriculum. Some 4-H afterschool programs are also considered 4-H clubs.
The University of Nebraska was chartered on February 15, 1869 and charged with its land-grant mission of public education and service to Nebraska. In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Please join us in celebrating the historic past of your University and helping us chart a bold new future. Nebraska Extension and Nebraska 4-H will celebrate this milestone with exciting ways. Learn more about these N|150 celebrations.
In Nebraska, 4-H reaches 1 in 3 age-eligible youth and families in all 93 counties with the support of over 12,000 volunteers. These youth, ages 5-18, participate in 4-H through a variety of delivery modes, including clubs, camps, afterschool, school enrichment, and special interest programs. Data included in the 2018 impact report represents youth responses from across the state following their engagement in one or more 4-H program experiences.
The Special Gardening Project is an opportunity for 4-H members to grow unusual and fun projects in their gardens. Each year, a new plant is selected as the focus for all members enrolled in the project. This year the Special Gardening Project is focused on the unique Carmine Splendor Okra.