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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. This 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.

Cloverbud Monthly Activity

Once a month, Douglas County hosts a hands-on project activity for cloverbuds only! We are uplifting our cloverbuds and their confidence in 4-H projects by meeting once a month to practice the 4-H Pledge, mimic 4-H meeting procedures, and try a new 4-H project each month. Some projects we introduce the cloverbuds to include cake decorating, woodworking, leathercraft, rocketry, photography, and artistic clothing!

The first monthly activity is October 19, 2023 at 5:30 PM located in the basement of the CSU Extension Office in Douglas County. Our address is 410 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Contact Jacie Rex at jacie.rex@colostate.edu or the Douglas County 4-H office by phone at 720-733-6940 for more information on enrolling your cloverbud today!

Douglas County 4-H Cloverbud Events

Cloverbud Fun Night

This event is designed for kids to do explore a themed group of 4-H projects, that highlight the hidden treasure projects while learning about 4-H. Senior 4-H members, ages 14-18, attend, lead and teach activities related to each year’s theme while building their leadership skills!

Event Date: March 20, 2024


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: Please Stay Tuned for more information!


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: Please Stay Tuned for more information!

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: Please Stay Tuned for more information!

Contests

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 email Jacie Rex at jacie.rex@colostate.edu or call the Douglas County Extension Office: 720-733-6940.

Enroll in 4HOnline here:  https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in