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Current 4-H Members


Don’t Wait… Re-Enroll

Enroll in Jeffco 4-H
Existing 4-H Members must re-enroll by December 16, 2016, to avoid the $90.00 late enrollment fee.

 


Jeffco Fair & Festival

Second Weekend in August 9-13, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE
This annual event celebrates the creativity of Jefferson County, with events, exhibitors, 4-H projects, open class, rodeo, vendors, music, and more!  Visit celebratejeffco.com for more information.

Jefferson County Fair honors the tradition and values of America’s county fairs, which have been enjoyed by millions of people for over 100 years.  To enter 4-H classes and contests go to fairentry.com.  Use the fair book and FairEntry Family Help Sheet to help you sign up for classes at the Jeffco Fair & Festival.  Please contact the 4-H Staff at the Extension Office if you need assistance at 303-271-6620. 2017 Jeffco Fair & Festival information will be coming soon!

2017 Jeffco Fair & Festival 4-H Fair Book

Family Helpsheet to Register for Classes/Contests at Jeffco Fair & Festival

4-H Contests

Each year as part of our fair celebration we have contest days for members to qualify for state-level contests.

Our Shooting Sports Contest #2 will be held July 22 at Colorado Clays for Skeet in the morning beginning at 9:00am and Sporting Clays in the afternoon beginning at 12:00pm. Shooting Sports Contest #2 will continue on July 28, 29 and 30 at the Thyne Ranch at 19271 Colorado Hwy. 8, Morrison.  On Friday July 28, we will have Trap and Muzzleloading beginning at 3:00pm.  On July 29, we will have Archery, Rocket Fly Day, .22 rifle, and air rifle/pistol starting at 9:00am.  On July 30, we will have .22 Pistol starting at 1:00pm.

Sign up by turning in the Shooting Sports Contest #2 Entry Form by July 7.

Fashion Review and Performing Arts Judging will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1:00-3:00pm in Exhibit Hall 2 on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Sign up for these contests in FairEntry.

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Jefferson County 4-H Council

County Council Funding
To apply for County Council Funding please read the Funding Support Guidelines. To apply, use the Application Funding Form. If requesting funding for State Fair, you also need the State Fair Funding Form.

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 4-H Volunteer Awards

Please nominate your favorite 4-H volunteer leaders for the following awards.  Nominations are due by Friday, September 1, 2017. Winners will be recognize at 4-H Achievement Night and may become our nominee for the state level award.

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Events

      • Leadership Development Conference (LDC) Leadership Development Conference is an opportunity for 14-18 year olds to experience Citizenship first hand through a variety of opportunities to explore legislation, meet with State legislators, and to interact with their peers. LDC is held at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. LDC is held in conjunction with 4-H Day at the Capital, where youth get to spend the morning at the State Capital, sometimes they even get to meet with the Governor.  Typically held the last weekend in January with 4-H Day at the Capital on Monday.
      • Youth Fest The State 4-H Senate officer team plans and conducts a camp for 4-H members ages 9-13. Youth will be able to participate in many different activities throughout the weekend including the famous “Dancing” workshop. Youth learn valuable skills that youth can take back and utilize in their counties. The camp usually takes place in early February, from Friday night through Sunday morning at Ponderosa Camp grounds in Larkspur.
      • State 4-H Conference State Conference is the hallmark youth conference in Colorado. Youth participate in a number of workshops and leadership building activities, as well as compete in a number of various state wide contests that youth have prepared for throughout the year. Held at Colorado State University, youth have the opportunity to state in College dorm rooms and experience a taste of college life.  It is typically held the third week in June.
      • Colorado Leadership Camp (CLC) This conference is designed for 6th to 9th Grade students and is held in Glenwood Springs. Youth are able to attend hands-on workshops to develop and enhance leadership skills. This is a fun place for youth to meet other 4-H members from across the state.  It is typically held in the fall.

Information on all these events can be found at the State 4-H Website.  Parents of youth traveling out of county need to complete an Out of County Travel Permission Form and turn it in to the Extension Office with registration payments.

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Colorado 4-H Dress Code

The Colorado 4-H Dress Code must be followed at all 4-H events and activities.

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4-H Code of Conduct

4-H members, leaders, parents, and other adults participating in 4-H activities will follow the Colorado 4-H Code of Conduct.

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Sportsmanship Guidelines

The development of sportsmanship is an important part of growing up. To become contributing, competent, caring, capable adults, youth must develop sportsmanship. It’s important for people to be fair and generous competitors, good losers, and graceful winners. All participants in 4-H, County Fair, and other youth programs are expected to demonstrate the elements of sportsmanship before, during, and after their participation.

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