This year’s theme is Wonderful Water! We use water everyday: to drink, cook, take a bath, wash dishes and laundry. Water also provides energy and transportation, aids in manufacturing and helps grow our food. Water is critical to our survival! Find the details here.
New this year…three locations. Find the Challenge closest to you!
- June 23 at 6:30 p.m., Montgomery County Extension Office in Dayton
- June 23 at 6:30 p.m., Washington County Junior Fair Building, Marietta
- June 25 at 10:30 a.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus
- Teams must have at least two, but no more than eight members. All participants must be 4-H
- Models must be constructed in an area no larger than 15”x15”. A baseplate is recommended.
- Any type and quantity of interlocking bricks (i.e.: Mega Blocks, LEGOS) may be used.
- Models must feature a moving part or simple
machine (lever, wedge, incline, wheel and axel,pulley, screw).
- Poster must include team name and members’ names. Use the poster to highlight the overall
- Rewards will be presented to all teams. Teams must be present at the Challenge in order to receive
The past year brought us many difficulties and changes, including not being able to hold 4-H camps in person. Washington County 4-H is planning to host a modified version of typical summer camps for youth Kindergarten thru ninth grade. OSU Extension will be offering five camps this year, including three single day camps and two multi-day, day camps. Four of the camps will be held at Camp Hervida near Waterford and one camp will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Please see below for the dates and camp specific information.
- Cloverbud Day camp Grades K-2: June 29th – Hervida (Lunch and Snack provided) – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Day camp Grades 3-9: June 30th – Hervida (Lunch and Snack provided) – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Multi-day Day Camp Grades 3-9: July 5-8th – Hervida (Lunch, Dinner and Snack provided)
- Multi-day Day Camp Grades 3-9: July 19-22nd – Hervida (Lunch, Dinner and Snack provided)
For the multi-day camps, drop off will be 9:00 am and pick up at 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday. Transportation will be available from Marietta to and from camp for the multi-day camps. Campers will be expected to come every day Monday-Thursday. The camp July 19-22nd will only occur if there are over 50 campers interested in both weeks. If not, only the camp July 5-8th camp will occur.
- Day camp Grades K-9: July 23rd – Washington County Fairgrounds (Lunch and Snack provided). This camp will offer different activities than the camps at Hervida.
Registration costs will include all needed supplies, food for the campers, and a reusable mask and camp picture for every camper. The camp staff and camp counselors are looking forward to a fun and exciting 4-H camping season! Camp t-shirts will be available at additional cost.
For more information about the 4-H camping program or enrollment, please contact the Washington County Ohio State University Extension office at (740) 376-7431, or download a registration form from https://go.osu.edu/hervida
Print your camp form here: 2021 Camper Reg Packet
This year we’re going to space and the challenge happens on Mars! Cloverbuds will design a place to live on the Red Planet and create a model featuring their method of transportation. The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual via Zoom on Monday, July 12 or Thursday, July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. All teams must register by June 30 and new teams can order a kit to help them get started at a reduced rate thanks to support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.
The Washington County Extension Office has two Lego kits available for loan to Cloverbud groups. These are available on a first come first serve basis. Contact Bruce if you would like to borrow a kit. Clubs can also order kits from the State 4-H Office.
Here are the complete Cloverbot details: 2021 Cloverbot Challenge
Whoo! We made it through the holidays! But with all that hustle and bustle, we tend to forget to take time to check in on how we are feeling. If we, as adults, forget to check in on ourselves, imagine how hard it may be for our 4-H Cloverbud members to express how they are feeling. January is a hard month because it tends to be cold, dreary and all the holiday fun is over. This is a great time to talk to our members about ways to take care of their mental health and well-being.
Mindfulness is a way to bring connection between the brain, mind, body, and behavior. It is easy for many of us to fall into the trap of worry and having our minds run a mile a minute and that can happen to our youth, too. There are so many demands on our children these days that it may be difficult for them to take time to be calm and quiet, and their bodies need that rest.
Find some activities that your Cloverbud members like or challenge them to come up with their own mindful activity. Maybe they will suggest coloring, writing in a journal, if they are a little bit older, or just taking deep breaths. Any of these activities are a great start to practice mindfulness.
Continue reading this article at: https://u.osu.edu/cloverbudconnections/2021/01/04/mindfulness-for-our-4-h-cloverbud-members/
Each 4-H Cloverbud member has been mailed a fun activity to do with your family! The activity provides lot of fun thing to, items to collect for your time capsule, questions to answer and a great way to reflect on 2020.
This fun activity is available to ALL AGES that would enjoy making a time capsule.
This special interest club is open to any Cloverbud age youth (age 5 and in K through age 8). We will learn about the 4-H program while exploring healthy lifestyles, earth/environment, citizenship, plants and animals, consumerism and family science, science and technology, personal development, and expressive arts. Attend 8 of the 9 sessions to complete this 4-H club.
WHEN: DECEMBER 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 6:30-7:15 PM
Location: VIRTUALLY from your home via Zoom. Event link will be sent after registration.
Cost: FREE! Minimal supplies required.
Do you work with 4-H Cloverbud and want to learn more about the program, working with K-2 youth, how to plan a meeting, and activities available to use? Here is link to a recent video about 4-H Cloverbud Volunteer training in Washington County.