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4-HThe UI Extension 4-H Youth Development program is a leader in guiding Idaho’s youth to become responsible, productive citizens. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

For more information, visit the National 4-H or UI Extension 4-H Youth Development websites.

Enrollment and Fees

Youth ages 5 to 18 years old (as of January 1) are eligible for 4-H. Our program year runs October 1 to September 30.

Participants ages 8 to 18 years old participate in a wide variety of project, leadership and citizenship activities, including competitive events. Special needs individuals older than 18 are eligible to participate, provided they are enrolled in high school.

Cloverbuds is designed for youth ages 5 to 7 years old and focuses on non-competitive group learning experiences.

Please contact UI Extension, Nez Perce County 4-H Program Coordinator Kerry Sanford for more information.

Enrollment is open October 1. A modest fee ($15 for regular members or $6 for Cloverbuds) provides program support.

4-H Forms and Applications

KYG” Know Your Government | February 14-16, 2015

4-H Know Your Government












Volunteer Opportunities

You can make a difference in the lives of our youth! There are many opportunities to lend a hand. Please contact us to learn more.

  • Super Saturday Leader Training–With a new year brings new leader trainings!  Super Saturday Leader Training is being held on March 7 in Lewiston.  There will be multiple classes offered and lots of fun!  Watch your mailbox and the 4-H newsletter for more information.
4-H Newsletter

4-H News is an excellent source of information regarding local, district, state, regional and/or national opportunities for the entire family. 4-H News frequently answers questions regarding activities and events.

 October 29, 2013
Animal Projects

Market, Breeding, Horse, Pet

Horse Projects

Market Animal Growth Charts & Quality Assurance Forms

Home Ec/Career & Leisure

All non-animal projects

Some of the HECL projects require additional project inserts. Please contact the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office or your leader for any project specific inserts.

Secretary’s Book
Treasurer’s Book
 October 29, 2013
Super Saturday Leader Training

This fun day of training for new and returning 4-H volunteer leaders is held annually in February. Join leaders from north-central Idaho to find out what’s new and to share interesting project ideas.

  • February 22, 2014 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Lewis-Clark State College campus
4-H Livestock Project Field Days

4-H Livestock Projects are developed to teach youth the principals of animal science. With each project, youth learn the up-to-date industry standards of sound breeding, feeding and management practices.

  • 4-H Beef Field Day| March 8, 2014 | 9:30 a.m. at the Lewiston Livestock Market
  • 4-H Swine Field Day| March 22, 2014 | 9 a.m. at the Asotin County Fairgrounds
Activities Festival

Have fun doing hands-on 4-H activities and show what you have learned by participating in county demonstrations.

Judging Contests

Judging is an art developed through patient study and practice.  In 4-H, youth learn to evaluate, make decisions, communicate and develop confidence by keen observation, picturing the ideal, comparing the advantages of one animal or item over the other, placing the class and being able to explain their reasons for their decision.

CL2N 4-H Camp

Join 4-H members from all over north Idaho, eastern Washington and western Oregon for a great weekend filled with outdoor fun! This overnight summer camp is for youth 8-years-old (as of January 1 of the current year) through 7th grade. The camp is held at the Camp Wooten Environmental Learning Center outside of Pomeroy, Washington (approximately 45 miles west of Clarkston, WA). 4-H teens (just finishing 8th grade and available to attend teen training) can apply for a group or cabin leader position.

  • CL 2 N 4-H Camp Counselor Training | June 26, 2014 | Nez Perce County Fairgrounds
  • CL 2 N 4-H Camp | July 11-14, 2014 | Camp Wooten Environmental Learning Center
Citizenship:  Washington Focus

Citizenship and Leadership!
This unique 4-H youth program combines workshops with educational field trips and professional consultations to learn how our government works – locally, statewide and nationally. In Nez Perce County, CWF is a three-year project culminating with youth spending a week at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, followed by a week visiting important historical locations on the east coast that represent our nation’s history and government.  The 2015 delegation is the 18th group from Nez Perce County to attend the Washington Focus program since 1964.

Nez Perce County Fair

Show off your projects!
The Nez Perce County Fair is held each September in Lewiston.

 October 29, 2013

Citizenship – Washington Focus is a wonderful opportunity that helps youth ages 15 to 19-years-old identify and understand their active role in society. This unique 4-H youth program combines educational workshops and operational simulations with educational field trips and professional consultations. Topic highlights include youth issues, the U. S. Constitution and the federal government.

History of Nez Perce County 4-H CWF

The Nez Perce County 4-H Citizenship: Washington Focus group formed in 1961 with the first delegation attending the Citizenship Washington Focus – National 4-H Conference in 1964. During the three years between trips, the group plans the trip, raises money, and learns more about our government and the nations’ capital.

During the summer of the trip, usually in June, we fly to the east coast and visit places that are important to our nation’s history and government. We stay at the 4-H Center in Washington, D.C. for one week and talk with other 4-Hers from different places in the U.S. Some of the places we hope to visit are the White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Arlington Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Women in Armed Services Memorial, the Library of Congress, the Vietnam Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, Mt. Vernon, Monticello, the Smithsonian and others.

Meet the Delegates

The CWF Delegates learned more about all the levels of government and our nation’s history during the three-year project and while on their trip to Washington, D.C. in 2012. There were 19 delegates enrolled in the project. They made many new friends from around the country.

Fundraisers for CWF

Everyone helps when we put on fundraisers. The CWF members are working hard to raise enough money for this trip. We make enchiladas twice a year, once in October and once in March. Each of us sells at least 60 pans of enchiladas, at $15 a pan. The enchiladas are made with beans, meat, tortilla shells, cheese, olives, and sauce. Get your order in early – they are delicious and sell fast! We also collect pine boughs in November to make Christmas wreaths, which we sell for $20 each. The CWF members also do additional fundraising events throughout the project.

If you would like to purchase enchiladas or wreaths, contact a CWF member at the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office: (208) 799-3096.

What We’re Doing Now

The 18th Nez Perce County Delegation has two years of meetings and learning about local government – who, what and why – under their belts and are looking forward to traveling to Washington, DC, in 2015.

 Watch the website, your 4-H newsletter, or contact Kerry Sanford if you are interested in joining or would like more information.

 October 29, 2013

4-H News is an excellent source of information regarding local, district, state, regional and/or national opportunities for the entire family.

Contact Kerry Sanford, 4-H Program Coordinator, with questions or comments.

 October 24, 2013
Feb 142013

To view calendar items for specific 4-H districts or counties, select a district or county using the drop-down menus below. The default selection includes 4-H events in Nez Perce County only.

 February 14, 2013

Documents not available for download may be obtained by contacting your county extension office (contact info below right).

UI Extension, Nez Perce County


 February 14, 2013