Current 4-H Programs, Trips, and Opportunities

Current Trips:

4-H Offers many trips to a variety of ages of youth each year. Youth and families will need to monitor the website and 4HOnline to find when registration opens for specific trips. International travel is different, and application information can be found here. In order to find out more about the state and nationwide events, check out the Statewide Events and Opportunities site, otherwise, you can reference this quick guide: 2023 Trip Guide

Our 1/2 trip cost funding application is due back November 15th, 2022 this funding applies to all trips taking place in the 2023 year. If you lost your application, you can find it here: Vernon County Parent Leader Federation Funding App

Upcoming Programming:

November 13th, 6-7 PM: New Family Meet and Greet Program CANCELLED

This program will be held at the Erlandson Building (behind Vernon Manor). This is for new families or families that are still beginners within 4-H. We will give you a brief introduction to 4-H, answer any questions you may have, and do an interactive activity project! Enjoy snacks, laughing, and learning together. We want you to start your experience with 4-H off on the right foot! If you’d like to attend, please register in advance here.

December 17th, 6-10 PM: Light the Drive

Please note that our location has changed! We are now partnering with the Wild West Day’s grounds and their Twinkle Light Village. We are highlighting our one-night-only 4-H tree and homemade decoration display, giving away free hot chocolate bombs and cookies! Please join us for a great night of fun and bring some cash to donate to the Youth Leadership Project! There will also be sleigh rides and vendors, too!

December 28th, Time TBA: Youth Officer Exclusive Leadership Bash

If you have a youth that has been elected as a club officer, this program is exclusively for them. We’ll do a little bit of leadership and stress management training, but this is an opportunity to celebrate them! We will be playing fun games, eating great food, and more! They will also be getting their exclusive, custom t-shirts and more!

January 15th, 4:30-6:30 PM: Annual Awards Banquet

Are you ready for an amazing night out with your family and fellow club members? We can’t wait to release a brand new Awards Ceremony! Upgrades include a Cloverbud graduation ceremony, youth officer award recognition, plus an escape room/dinner mystery theatre/performances! Look out for registration form and more information in the middle of December!

January 18th, 6:30-7:00 PM: Farm to Food: Fun With WI’s Top Products, Cloverbud Box Zoom Series

For a full schedule of Zooms, you can find the flyer here: Farm to Food Cloverbud Zoom Schedule

Sign your Cloverbud to be a part of our virtual series focusing on the top agricultural products produced in WI. Each month, your Cloverbud will receive a box or large envelope in the mail with items they will use for their Zoom sessions. Each session will be from 6:30 to 7:00 PM. Our program is designed to get youth moving and learning, while having fun! It’s suggested to have an adult with the Cloverbud for each program. Zoom links will be emailed to the email you register below 1 day before each Zoom. Registration is due January 1, and the form is located here.

February 18th, 9 AM-1:15 PM: -Ology Day

The suffix, -ology, is commonly used to indicate a field of study, so let’s get started! -Ology Day, is a program for 5-8th graders to experience several¬† ¬† ¬† -ology topics. It will be held in the Erlandson Building. Youth will rotate from room to room, and work with professionals and hobbyists in these areas. Youth can expect a hands-on approach, for example: building a terrarium habitat for a desert turtle, connecting circuitry for a light up name badge, solving a mystery deep within a woman’s genealogy to find the cure for a disease she has, etc. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required and must be submitted by Feb. 1, and the form is located here.




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