Events, Camp, Activities

County Events

Clover College

Come join us for the day and learn something new! 4-H and community members (non 4-H members) can attend different class sessions to explore various project areas and complete hands-on, educational activities taught by volunteer leaders and teachers. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at First Free Church (123 Mason St.) in Onalaska.

To be part of this popular annual event, simply read through each class description in the February Cloverline, fill out the registration form (1 per youth please!), and turn it in with your fee to the UW-Extension office by Thursday, February 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We hope to see you there!

2018 Clover College Registration Form

Summer Camp

2018 Open Enrollment Summer Camp dates: Friday, June 15th-Monday, June 18th 

We have camps available for La Crosse County youth this year! Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells is conducting an open enrollment summer camp! For more information, visit Upham Woods’ Open Enrollment Summer Camp webpage! $90 scholarships will be available to help cover the cost of camp. At this time, La Crosse County 4-H was unable to collaborate with other counties for a weekend camp because their camp dates are in the middle of the La Crosse Interstate Fair. So, if you want a camp experience, take advantage of Open Enrollment Summer Camp!

In addition, Monroe County 4-H has invited La Crosse County youth to participate in their outpost camp on Monday, July 9th-Wednesday, July 11th at Wildcat State Park in Wilton, WI! This camp opportunity is available for 6th-8th graders only. The cost of this camp is $100, but $90 scholarships are available. Sophomore and older counselors are welcome. More information is still developing and registration information can be found in upcoming Cloverlines!

State Events

Fall Forum

What is it?  Fall Forum is an opportunity for youth and adult leaders to attend a statewide training weekend (with interactive learning stations and workshops) with county and state staff.

What are the qualifications?  Youth in 7th-13th grade and adult volunteer leaders (who will serve as chaperones) are invited and encouraged to attend.  Please visit the Wisconsin 4-H 2017 Fall Forum page for more information.

Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference

What is it?  Approximately 700 youth attend this educational event in Madison each summer.  Participants take part in educational seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin. There are many excellent seminars to choose from, including: learning to kayak on Lake Monona, biotechnology, video production, tours around the area, and many more!  For free time, delegates have choices for supervised tours, dances, and recreation in University facilities. For more information, visit the state’s official page:

What are the qualifications?  You must be an enrolled La Crosse County 4-H member in grades 7-10 and have completed the “Evaluation of My 4-H Program” form.

Visit the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Calendar to see more state opportunities!

National Events

Space Camp

What is it?  Delegates team up for hands-on mock space missions and other STEM activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with 4-H youth from across Wisconsin!  Program is held in the spring at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

What are the qualifications?  Youth must be in grades 6-8 at the time of the trip (maximum age 15) and carry county approval.  Registrations are completed through 4HOnline.

Citizenship Washington Focus

What is it?  Each summer, thousands of young people participate in CWF to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills on a national level; understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders; exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds; and experience hands-on learning using the historical background of Washington, D.C.

What are the qualifications?  Youth must be 15 years old by January 1st of the year of the trip and have attended Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference.  Selection is based on the ME (Member Evaluation) form and an interview.