4-H Activities and Events

4-H activities are events that happen throughout the year and are offered to suit a variety of ages and interests. Some county-wide 4-H activities include camps, workshops, trips, judging contests, and county fair activities. See the following 4-H Activity Listing for more details on these events!

National 4-H Week – October 4-10, 2020

4-H Fridays

  • 4-H is an opportunity to try new activities and learn new skills. If you’re looking for an idea to pass the time and want to try something new, check out the projects below. 4-H Friday will be created weekly with a variety of projects and skill levels highlighted each week. Please remember the social distancing and safer at home guidelines while doing these projects. If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these 4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu with the subject line: 4-H Friday Photo and each family will be entered into a drawing at a later date for some special gifts! I may even ask for your permission to post a few on Facebook or our website/newsletter.
  • October 23   October 9  September 25     September 11     August 28     August 21     August 14     August 7    July 31     July 24     July 17     July 10     June 26    June 19    June 12     June 5    May 29    May 22    May 15    May 8    May 1    April 24    April 17    April 10    April 3

Projects in a Box – Extra Boxes for Sale  (Boxes will be sold on a first come first serve basis)

Information –  4-H FAQs Related to COVID-19 / Wisconsin 4-H Webpage

4-H FAQs Related to COVID-19 Updated: August 7, 2020

1. What types of 4-H programs and activities are currently available for youth participation? 

Virtual & Distance Programs are preferred.

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If anybody would like help setting up a first virtual meeting I would be happy to help, just email me at penny.tank@wisc.edu.  If there is literature or handouts we could help distribute through mail from the Extension Office we are also happy to help make that happen.
I will continue to share information with you as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you,
Penny Tank, 4-H Program Coordinator
UW-Madison, Division of Extension Waupaca County
Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Harding Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715-258-6230, ext. 3
Fax: 715-258-6232
Please note new email – penny.tank@wisc.edu

Arts & Communications Activities:

4-H offers a variety of projects and activities for members to pursue their individual interests and express their talents. Each spring Waupaca County hosts the 4-H Performing Arts Spectacular and Speaking Contest, which are opportunities that all members can take part in performing and showcasing their arts and communication interests. A statewide study revealed the impact of 4-H arts and communications programs which allow youth to gain communication and teamwork skills. Surveyed 4-H members shared that 4-H helped them improve their individual performance and creativity skills as well as gaining confidence in public speaking. 4-H alumni and older youth members will often reflect on their growth through public speaking experiences, demonstrations, holding officer positions, counselor opportunities, and emceeing events. These opportunities provide to be memorable occasions for members, while also possibly impacting their future career prospects. The Wisconsin State 4-H Website provides further information on statewide opportunities in the arts and communication project area.

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