Webster County 4H & Youth



Jr. Camp 2014 - for 4, 5, 6 graders, June 11, 12, and 13

Does swimming, hiking (even at night), climbing wall, and cooking over a campfire sound like fun?  Then Junior 4-H Camp is the place for you! Located at the State 4-H Camping Center near Madrid, IA. Meet other 4-H’ers from Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt and Wright counties.Registration and Health Forms are due by May 15 but this camp has limited space so sign up now.


Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

June 24-26, 2014

Theme:  Ticket to Success

Every June, over 1000 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

If you've completed 8th grade, you're eligible to attend. You don't even have to be in 4-H to attend this conference! You will get to experience campus life, and meet new people from across the state! You will be having fun while learning by doing, dancing the nights away, and serving the community. You will get to learn new things to take back to your community and school, and in the process you might even discover something new about yourself! There are opportunities for you to share your talents with the rest of the delegation through small group discussion, the Conference Chorus, and a Talent Show!

If you have a specific interest in animal science, you might want to look into becoming part of the ROUND-UP track!  We'll also have a special track devoted to agronomy, called CSI: Crops. 

Please join us in June for the most incredible three days of your life at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference!


Statewide 4-H Photo Camp at the Iowa 4-H Center

Young people grades 7-12 in the 2013-14 school year have the opportunity to participate in 4-H PHOTO CAMP in Elm Village at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.  Campers will learn all about PHOTOGRAPHY, Photo Shop Elements, participate in a day long hands on photo shoot at a different location and will live in a camp community for three days and two nights.   Send as many campers from your county as you like—until all the beds are full, of course.  The dates are June 16-18.  Cost for this camp is $180 prior to May 1st – Late FEE  $200 after May 1st..  Registration forms are posted on line website:  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/hamilton/page/member-info  That website also has a link to a flyer that you can use to promote the camp.   Contact Dave Entriken for more information (dfe1943@yahoo.com). 



Webster County 4-H Horse Project Scholarship Application





IFAA Incoming Freshman Scholarships

College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock and agricultural projects may apply for scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).  The scholarships are available to freshmen entering any Iowa two- or four-year post-secondary institution this fall.  Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the agriculture industry.  Click on the link above for the PDF information with typeable application.  Due May 1, 2014. 

For more information on the 2014 IFAA Winner’s Circle Scholarships available go to www.iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions/winners-circle-scholarships.

If you have questions, contact Linda Weldon at linda@slweldon.net or call 515-291-3941.


Citizenship Washington Focus 2014

For trip details and registration information, click here







Webster County 4-H Youth Grant Program





Statewide Resources

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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