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. Nebraska 4-H offers summer camps for youth ages 6-18 and Big Red Summer Academic Camps for youth in grades 10-12. 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 safe, fun, and educational experiences through hands-on activities and 4-H curriculum. Enrollment is not required.

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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 non-competitively at county fairs.

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Special Interest Programs

Special interest programs include short-term experiences, such as workshops or clinics, as well as experiences focused on a single topic or interest. Special interest programs are not part of a school enrichment curriculum and are not restricted to 4-H club members. 

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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.

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STATEWIDE EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

The events listed below are available to youth across Nebraska. The list includes opportunities offered at county, district, state, regional, and/or national. Some opportunities below are only available for enrolled 4-H members while others are special programs which are not restricted to 4-H club members.

Some local, county, or district level opportunities may not be included on this list. Please contact your local Extension office for a complete list of 4-H opportunities available in your area. Additionally, there are events held at regional and national levels that may not be included on this list. To learn more about these, please visit 4-H.org