4-H Events and Programs

Eau Claire Area School District and 4-H Summer Programs

Smiling boy holding the pillow case he sewed.

Fiber Art 4-H Club— Grades 4-9, June 17-20 (cap of 16 students)

Join others who like to make things out of fabric and yarn.  We’ll explore fiber and art.  Participants will help decide what projects to work on—tapestry weaving, spinning yarn, weaving natural objects, sewing a pillowcase, crocheting/knitting, piecing a fabric ornament, and more.  This club experience will allow you to participate in other 4-H program activities as a 4-H member.

Cost $5.  Please make checks payable to Extension Eau Claire County and send to 227 First Street W, Altoona, WI  54720.

Registration is available starting March 2 at 8am through May 31 at 12:00am.  We will start a waitlist if there are more students signed up than are available spots.

Register with the button below.


Baking 4-H Club– Grades 5-9, July 8-11 (cap of 18 students)

Join others who like to bake.  We’ll explore how to make a variety of sweet and savory baked goods using a variety of techniques.  We will cover the basics of nutrition and the MyPlate guidelines.  Participants will help decide the recipes and techniques we want to learn.  Options include, meringues, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, frostings, quick breads, yeast bread, frittatas, roast vegetables, pizzas and more.

Cost $5.  Please make checks payable to Extension Eau Claire County and send to 227 First Street W, Altoona, WI  54720.

Registration is available starting March 2 at 8am through May 31 at 12:00am.  Participation is capped at 16.  We will start a waitlist if there are more students signed up than are available spots.

Register by clicking the button below.

Two girls measuring cupcake batter and putting in the pan.

Three children in chef's clothing looking at cookies cooling.

Foods Revue Registration Now Open

The Foods Revue is a Pre-Fair Event.  This means that it is part of the Eau Claire County Fair and the exhibitor receives a premium for their participation based on their placing.  This is an opportunity to practice meal planning & presentation, decorate a cake, or demonstrate a kitchen experiment without the pressure of other Eau Claire County Fair goings-on.  These foods will also be tasted and not just judged on appearances.

Register through FairEntry (see button below).  If you are an enrolled 4-H member, you will have an option to sign in “with Fair Entry.”  You will be able to enter your entries only in the Department 25C—Foods Revue or Department 17C- Youth Development Foods Revue at this time.

Check the “Revue Fair Book” to determine your Class and Lot numbers.

Classes include:  Foods & Nutrition, Food Preservation, Cake Decorating, Kitchen Experiment, and Economical Meal.




Sewing Workshops

March 12— About Your Pattern – 5:00-6:00 at the Extension Office, 227 First Street W, Altoona

Purchase your pattern in the correct size (or bring one you already own).  We will talk about how to understand the information on the back.  And, we’ll trace our pattern pieces so that you can use a new size in the future.  Tracing supplies will be provided.

March 19 & April 9— Sew Your Skirt or Shorts/Pants – 5:00-8:00 at Sew Complete, 1408 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

+ Bring your washed & dried fabric & traced pattern
+ Snacks will be provided
+ We will cut out the pattern and start sewing
+ Sign up for one, two, or all three of the workshops.

Register by clicking below.


4-H Shooting Sports Adult Certification

Mark your calendars now!

The 4-H Shooting Sports adult certification will be May 4 at the Westgate Sportsman’s Club West in Eau Claire. Doug Thompson, Shooting Sports Coordinator for WI 4-H plans to offer archery, air rifle/rifle, muzzleloader, and shotgun. The registration is not posted yet but will be soon.

Practice is Tuesdays at Banbury Place, Door #17.  There is an early session (5:45-6:40) and a late session (6:45-7:40) scheduled at this time.  This may be condensed if numbers are low.

Air Rifle: January 16-March 5
Archery:  March 12-April 23

Questions?  Call the Extension office at 715-839-4712 and we will put you in touch with one of the leaders.

Leaders
Jon Dorn
Darren Schlewitz
Jessica Zeman


2023-2024 Wisconsin 4-H Program Booklet

Find the 2023-24 Wisconsin 4-H Program Booklet here

Need-based Statewide Scholarships are available for State Educational Experiences, which are made possible through donations to the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. You can find more information and apply for a scholarship here.

Eau Claire County Leaders Association provides scholarships to youth who submit a record book and go through an interview process.  You can submit your application in September and January. If you have questions about how this works, please contact Rachel Hart-Brinson.


TRACKS January Newsletter


4-H Awards Banquet 2022

Group picture of 4-H Youth with certificates of achievement.

The Eau Claire County 4-H Awards Banquet was held December 4, 2022, at 3:30 PM.  Thank you to Wendy Duerkop for being the event photographer.

You may access photographs with names blurred by clicking here. (Last names of any youth must be blurred if posted on social media by a 4-H group, club, or staff.)

If you would like to have the original, send a message to Andy or Rachel.

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