Small Engines Workshop
This hands-on workshop will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The workshop will help you learn how to take apart and put back together a small engine. You could even take pictures during the day and put together a poster on what you leaned for the fair! Registration and additional information can be found here.
LEGO Mindstorms Introduction Class
We will be having a LEGO Mindstorm Introduction Class starting Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This class will be held every Tuesday, running from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a period of 5 weeks, in Room 3 of the Chippewa County courthouse. This class will cover the building and basic commands of the EV3 robot. This class is for 5th-12th grade and is limited to a total of 8 youth. Parents are welcome to take part and help their youth, plus if there are open computers, you can do your own! The class will be challenging! Basic computer knowledge is helpful, but not necessary. For more information and to get signed up, contact Scott Hansen. Registration and contact information can be found here.
Tri-County Art & Crafts, Photography and Drama Festival
This Tri-County Arts & Crafts, Photography and Drama Festival will be hosted by Dunn County 4-H this year on Saturday, March 9th at the Menomonie Middle School. This festival is open to all 4-H members from Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire County. Festival information and registration can be found here.
Chippewa County youth in grades K-5th grade are encouraged to participate in the Spring Kickball Tournament on Sunday, March 24th at the Cadott High School. The tournament is open to 4-H members only in grades K-5. Registration and game rules can be found here.
Teen Volleyball Tournament
Teen Volleyball Tournament is held each Spring at the Cadott High School. Participating clubs play each other in one of two brackets (fun or competitive). Competitive bracket winners for the 2018 tournament were the Duncan Creek 4-H Club taking 1st place and the Woodmohr 4-H Club taking 2nd place. Fun bracket winners were the combined team of the Borderline Rebels 4-H Club and the HayCreek Ramblers 4-H Club taking 1st place and Edson Hilltop 4-H Club taking 2nd place. The 2019 Tournament is set for Sunday, March 24th at the Cadott High School. This tournament is open to 4-H members only in grades 6-13. Registration and game rules can be found here.
4-H Summer Camp (Overnight & Day)
4-H Summer Camp (Overnight & Day) is held in July at Kamp Kenwood. Overnight camp is open to youth completing 3-8 grade. Day Camp is open to youth in grades K-3. 4-H Camp offers an excellent opportunity for youth to make new friends, learn new camping skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Youth do not need to be a 4-H member to attend.
- Overnight Camp Counselor Application Packet (application process opening soon)
- Day Camp Counselor Application (application process opening soon)
- Overnight/Day Camp Registration (coming May 2019)
Area Animal Science Days
Area Animal Science Days, formally known as the District Dairy and Livestock Days, were started with the intention of giving as many young people as possible an opportunity to learn more about livestock and dairy evaluation. This event evolved into Area Animal Science Days to broaden the scope of members enrolled in the 4-H Animal Science Projects. These days are focused on the learning experience rather than the contests.
The Chippewa County Farm/Tractor and Machinery Safety Program will be held June 2019 at participating area schools. The purpose of the program is to teach youth about tractor, machinery and farm safety. Upon successful completion the student will receive certification in both the State and Federal Tractor and Machinery Programs. The safety program is directed toward youth who are 12-16 years of age. This training is available to all youth, you do not need to be a member of 4-H or FFA. Registration and information regarding the training will be available in April 2019.
4-H Foods Revue
The Foods Revue event is held on a Saturday in March each year. Participants provide their best dish for judges and fellow competitors to taste. Results of the event are highlighted in the Chippewa Chatter newsletter following the event. A recipe book of all the entries is available each year in the 4-H Youth Building at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair and on this website under the projects tab.
The annual Houseplant Workshop was held in January at Christensen Floral in Chippewa Falls. This event was for any 4-H member interested in learning more about houseplants and planting their own plants to nurture. The cost of this workshop included a 10″ plastic pot, vermiculite, potting soil and 14 plant cuttings. A representative from Christensen Floral lead our workshop and provided helpful tips on planting and maintaining your houseplants. Pre-registration was required. Parents and leaders were also welcome to participate in the workshop with paid registration.
Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival
The Tri-County Speaking, Demonstration and Music Festival was hosted on Saturday, January 12th at the Augusta Community Center in Augusta. Eau Claire County was our 2019 host. The festival was open to all 4-H members from Chippewa, Dunn and Eau Claire County.
Clover College is a 3-hour event held each January at the Chippewa Falls Middle School. This event is open to 4-H and non 4-H youth in grades K-6. Clover College provides a variety of sessions for youth to choose from to learn and experiment. The 2019 event was held on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Youth pre-registered for sessions which included various 4-H project related learning’s. Thank you to everyone who joined us this year and we are underway for planning the 2020 event!
Safety Poster/Essay/Video Contest
This year contest is held in conjunction with the Clover College event. Safety in our homes and at work sites is very important in preventing accidents and injuries. Members are encouraged to take time and put thought and pride into their poster/essay/video entries. This is a great opportunity for the youth to express their thoughts on a safety issue. Contest results are then displayed through the month of February at our event co-sponsor Eagle Point Mutual Insurance in downtown Chippewa Falls. Contest information for 2020 will be available later this year.
Two leathercraft workshops were offered this winter on Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 26, 2019. Chippewa County 4-H Youth participate in two workshops geared for all skill levels; those who want to learn about leathercrafting and those who would like to continue to perfect their crafting skills. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions, if possible, but not required. This will allows time to prepare and stamp their item on their first visit, then on their second visit, they have the opportunity to add color and seal their item(s). If youth are an advanced leathercrafter, they are encouraged to bring along a project they are already working on, if they have one or if they have a project to start that they have purchased, bring that along too.
- Trip Brochure 2019
- Application Packet for Space Camp, WI 4-H & Youth Conference, American Spirit East/West Leadership Program, National 4-H Congress, Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Congress, and Key Award
- Overnight Camp Counselor Application Sample
- Day Camp Counselor Application Sample
- Adult Recommendation Form
- 4-H Award and Recognition Self-Evaluation Checklist
- 4-H Awards Trips and Recognition Preference Form
- Award, Recognition and Trip Application Assessment
- 4-H Awards, Trips and Recognition Interviews Evaluation Form
- Trip Promotional Plan Form
- Key Award Guidelines
- Trip/Experience Financial Reimbursement Instructions and Request Form
- General Reimbursement Request Form
- First Year Member Handbook
- Family Handbook 2018-2019 (coming soon)
- Enrollment & Project Guide