4-H Youth Development

4-H is a youth organization that belongs to the members, their families, and the volunteer leaders that make 4-H possible. Professional leadership is provided by University of Wisconsin-Extension Youth Development faculty. The goal of 4-H is youth development.

4-H is for kids in the 3rd grade through one year after graduation from high school. Younger youth may join as Cloverbuds when they are in K-2 and at least 5 years old.

Members choose a club close to home and attend club meetings once a month. They may select one or more projects from over 50 areas such as rockets, photography, animals, cooking or nature. Members work on their projects during the year and then exhibit them at the Walworth County Fair.

Each 4-H family receives a monthly newsletter listing dozens of 4-H events and activities that the member and his or her family can take part if they choose.

Have a 4-H question?

Contact one of the Walworth County UW-Extension 4-H Staff. Not sure who to contact? Take a look at our Walworth County 4-H Program Staff Breakdown to see who can best answer your question.

Debbie Burkman
4-H Youth Development Educator
Phone: 262-741-4959
Fax: 262-741-4955

Susan Clark
4-H Youth Development Support Staff
Phone: 262-741-4954
Fax: 262-741-4955

Chelsea Dertz
4-H Youth Development Coordinator
Phone: 262-741-4960
Fax: 262-741-4955

Please stop by the office, call, or email with any 4-H related questions!

Recent 4-H Posts

Upham Woods
4-H Camp 2016!

4-H Camp 2016 will be held June 29-July 2 at Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells.

4-H Spring Fling 2016!

4-H youth in grades 8 and above are invited to attend Spring Fling, a 3 day, 2 night trip to experience a mystery location!

2016 Walworth County 4-H Drama Fest

Now is the time for you to be dramatic! The 2016 Walworth County 4-H Drama Fest will be held on Sunday, April 24 at Elkhorn Area High School. The event begins at 1:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Wisconsin American Legion Postal Match

Attention 4-H Shooting Sports members: Test your shooting skills at the 3rd Annual Wisconsin American Legion Postal Match in Walworth County!

WCHCE Offers Scholarship

The Walworth County Association for Home and Community Education (WCHCE) is pleased to announce that it will award one $1,000 scholarship to a Walworth County resident who is a high school senior intending to enroll as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s Program at any college or university or an Associate Degree Program at any technical college.

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