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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 a safe, fun, and educational experiences through hands-on activities and 4-H curriculum. Enrollment is not required.

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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 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 topics 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 PROGRAMS

The programs listed below are available to youth across Nebraska regardless of county residence. The list includes programs offered at various levels, including county, district, state, regional, and national. Some programs and opportunities below are only available for enrolled 4-H members while others are special interest programs which are not restricted to 4-H club members. 

Please note that some programs held at local, county, or district level may not be included on this list if they are not consistently offered in every county or district. 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 that may not be included on this list. To learn more about these program, please visit 4-H.org

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS

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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RETURNING MEMBER

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