Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 16, 2021

Kids at County Fair

Looking forward to Fair this summer!

See our scheduled events!

April 14, 2021

Working in a garden

Feed your club, community, country, and world with monthly, hands-on, and research-based activities and learning opportunities focused on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and abilities.

By working together across the state to grow gardens, we can not only provide food for our loved ones, but we can donate our harvest to food pantries while engaging in the gardening experience. We are working across Extension to share information and learning opportunities for all of Iowa, and Gardening to Give is the youth-focused program for this opportunity.

The Gardening to Give program will run from March 15th-October 30th, 2021. Registation is open!  Registration gives you gardening and growing research-based monthly activities and learning information. You do not have to be a 4-H member, but if you would like more info about the nation's largest youth development organization please call 319-234-6811 or email Diane at  

Register here for Gardening to GIVE!

April 9, 2021

young kids having fun at camp

For Black Hawk, Bremer and Bulter Counties!
‘Go for the Green’ is open to youth that completed 4th, 5th, and 6th grade 

Enjoy the great outdoors at Camp Ingawanis Adventure Base near Waverly!

Hike and scout the Cedar River, challenge yourself on a ropes course, and try out the zip line! Day Campers will ‘Go for the Green’ by challenging their abilities through participating in team building activities to make it to the podium!

Wednesday, July 7th 9AM - 9PM, Camp fee is $50.00 (fee includes lunch, dinner and snacks)
Registration & fee due by June 15, 2021
Registration fee increases $10 after June 15



April 8, 2021

girl changing tire

Beep Beep! If you are a 4-H’er in grades 8-12, we have a great learning opportunity for you!
Black Hawk County 4-H is offering a Car Care 101 Workshop
at Bill Colwell Ford in Hudson, 238 Waterloo Road, Hudson
 from 1:00-2:30pm on Saturday, April 24th.

Learn about changing a tire, checking oil, and more from automotive experts! Registration and face coverings required.

Please Sign Up Here!

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Conference Logo

    Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

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

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • 4-H Equation

    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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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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