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Cloverbud Program

The 4-H Cloverbud Program is a fun hands-on educational program specially designed for kids ages five through seven. 4-H Cloverbud members participate in learning activities that promote self confidence, healthy lifestyles, social skills, 4-H project building skills, and just all around fun.

The Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud Program can help youth develop critical life skills and the basic premise of all 4-H youth programming. The Cloverbud program is an activity based series that is non-competitive. Cloverbud activities are based on sound child development principles and are developed in conjunction with Colorado State University Extension.

Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud Activities

Cloverbud Fun Night

A March event designed for kids to do their own projects while learning about 4-H. Older 4-H members come in and teach activities like cake decorating, rocketry, and many more that relate to projects.

Event Date: March 16th, 2022 4-6pm in Kirk Hall

Cloverbud Fun Night Flyer 2022

Cloverbud Camp

Scheduled in June, this event allows youngsters to engage in hands-on activities while interacting with others. We theme each year to learn about 4-H in the real world, A past theme was Red, White and Blue Camp. Kids got to learn how to fold an American flag, make patriotic crafts, and even did a community service project making gifts for veterans. Children leave with goodies and a smile!

Event Date: June 29th, 2022 12:30-3:30pm in Kirk Hall

Cloverbud Primary Fair

Held the first Saturday of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, Cloverbuds enjoy their own fair activities. Past themes include Safari, Hawaiian Luau, and the Olympics. Always a popular event!

Event Date: July 23rd, 2022 9:30-11:30am at the Douglas county Fairgrounds 

Cloverbud Interview Judging – After Primary Fair, Cloverbuds have a chance to take one item to General Projects Exhibit Day. Cloverbuds talk to a specific judge friend about how they made their project item. They are awarded a Cloverbud rosette ribbon and their entry is displayed during the Douglas County Fair. Come see their projects on display during the Douglas County Fair in August!

Cloverbud Graduation

At the October Achievement Night recognition program, Cloverbuds who will turn eight and be competitive 4-H members the next year, are invited to participate in a 4-H graduation ceremony.

Event Date: October 12th, 2022 at 5:30pm in the Douglas County Event Center


Although Cloverbuds cannot compete in contests, they are able to participate and gain the experience of talking with a judge. Participation contests include Creative Cooks, Cake Decorating, Demonstration and Speech Arts, Performing Arts, and Fashion Revue.

Join the 4-H Cloverbud Program

If you are interested in your children joining the Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud Program, please visit call the Douglas County Extension Office: 720-733-6940