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Register for 4-H Summer Camp!

Are you longing for sunshine filled summer days? Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Would you like to make some new friends? Parents and children alike may be wondering what lies ahead for the summer months. 4-H Summer Camp at Camp Bird is going to  be just the place for you. UW-Extension and the 4-H Leader’s Association are sponsoring a summer camp at Camp Bird in Crivitz, WI.

Summer camp is geared toward 3rd-6th grade students and is going to take place June 14th-17th, 2017. The cost of summer camp is $135.00 for 4-H members and $155.00 for community members not currently enrolled in the 4-H program. We never want cost to be a reason someone does not participate in summer camp. Camp scholarships are available through a generous gift from the Mike and Sue Smullen family. For more information on camp scholarships, contact Jill at (920)388-7185

Summer camp is four days filled with camp activities like waterfront, nature, teamwork, campfires, group games, and arts and crafts. Camp is set in the beautiful Northwoods with its own lake. Get ready to have fun, meet new friends, and learn about nature, arts & crafts, group games and more!

Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. More summer camp details are available in the registration brochure. Registration materials are available through the Extension Office, through   4-H club leaders, and online at http://kewaunee.uwex.edu and are due by May 5, 2017.


Kewaunee County 4-H Scholarships

Have you been actively involved in 4-H and need some extra funding for your higher education?

Each year the 4-H Leader’s Association, Teen Association, Jack Brancroft Memorial (poultry and rabbits), Horse Project, Dairy Project, and Auction Committee award scholarships to current Kewaunee County 4-H members in grades 12 or 13 (one year past high school) to help them further their education.

If you would like forms or more information, visit: http://kewaunee.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/scholarships/ contact UW-Extension Office at 388-7185.


I Want to Know! Stem Camp May 5-6, 2017

The Wisconsin 4-H Youth  Development STEM I Want to Know! Camp (IW2K! STEM Camp) will be held again this year at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. This overnight camp, open to 6th- 8th grade 4-H members and non-4-H’ers, will take place on Friday and Saturday May 5-6. Youth will get the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during hands on sessions.

Campers will arrive on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for check in and then will get to participate in teambuilding group activities and a large group session before heading to bed. During the day on   Saturday, campers will participate in sessions that include hands on STEM activities taught by UW faculty and volunteers from around the state. Previous year sessions included topics such as food science, DNA, electricity, herpetology and robotics! After an inspiring day of learning, camp ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Registration for this camp is limited and fills up fast, so make sure to register as soon as possible! The registration deadline is April 14, 2017. The cost for the IW2K! Stem Camp is $70, which includes meals,     lodging and a t-shirt.

Transportation to and from camp is to be arranged by the youth’s family. For more information and access to the registration form, please visit


For more information, contact Joanna Skluzacek, 4-H STEM Specialist, at joanna.skluzacek@ces.uwex.edu


Project Day Thank You!

We loved seeing all of the smiles, laughter and learning with the almost 100 participants at 4-H Project Day in February. Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers that make Project Day a success! We are so lucky to be surrounded by such talented, caring, and community minded volunteers. Thank you to the many individuals, businesses, and organizations that make this event possible.

A big thanks to our amazing presenters: Norb Yogerst, Doug Thompson, Lisa Schwalen, April Fameree, Morgan Rabas and   Ashlynn Rabas, Catarina Morales, Melissa Morris, Adilynn  Schroeder, Cindy Linsmire, Jill Pribek, Lori Wessel, Lori and  Jordan Steinhorst, Anna and Deanne Schultz, Grace LeGrave, Grace Toebe, Kim and Kaitlyn Gilson, Kimberly VanDonsel, Rachel Robinson, Amylynn Jensen, Stacy and Becky Stepanek, Ashlee Siegmund, Mike Nelson, Mary Perleberg, Cheryl Eberle, Kayla and Patty Mercier, Will Hewett, Mark Paul, Dennis and Rosie LeGrave, and Jill Gilson.

A special thanks to all of the volunteers that helped with running the day and all of your work behind the scenes to make it a success: Darlene Boeder, Debbie Olson, Renee VanDonsel, Nancy LaCrosse, Lynn Dorner, Stuart Arians, Shirley Stitt, Kay Nemetz, Luke VanDonsel, Mike Dier, Megan Salentine, Isabella Haen, Taylor Paye, Hannah Zirbel, Kyle Gau, Krista Smidt, Shirley Froelich, Amber Hewett, Hannah and Leslie Wessel, Brittany Steinhorst, and everyone that makes this day possible.

Thank you to Kewaunee County Dairy promotion for the delicious milk donation, Stodola’s IGA for donating the plastic bags for students to carry their projects, Luxemburg-Casco High School and teachers for a great venue, and LCHS Custodians Steve, Jeff, and Lee for all of your help.

To all our participants, thank you so much for coming and we hope to see you again next year!


Key Award Application

The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program recognizes a  select group of 4-H participants who’ve demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied leadership skills, and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community. The Key Award one of the highest honors a 4-H member can receive. Selection of Key Award recipients is based on an evaluation of the candidate’s total 4-H career. Up to three recipients from Kewaunee  County can receive this award.

To be eligible, candidates must be in 9th grade or above and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year  of youth leadership. If you have any questions, please call Jill Jorgensen at (920)388-7185. Applications are available from the Kewaunee County UW-Extension office or by visiting the Kewaunee County UW-Extension website:  http://kewaunee.uwex.edu


This spring, 4-H is asking alumni to raise their hands!

We’re supporting 4-H because we believe every child deserves the chance to succeed.  If you’re a 4-H alumni or know someone who is, we’re asking for your help in spreading the word. Together we can help      4-H provide the hands-on learning that empowers kids across America with the skills to handle what life throws at them.

It’s easy:

  1. Raise Your Hand: Go to www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand to show your pride as a 4-H alumni.
  2. Compete for Your State: Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.
  3. Pay It Forward: Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand.

Help kids learn responsibility, compassion, respect and the value of hard work by supporting 4-H. Together we can grow the next generation of true leaders.


Camp Volunteers Needed

We are looking for adult volunteers to help at summer camp. As a volunteer you will have an opportunity to help make the summer camp program a success.

The camp is nestled in a beautiful wooded area with a lake. Camp Bird is a residential type camp with modern bathrooms, cabin sleeping facilities, a dining hall, recreation building, arts and crafts center, a nature building, and much more.

There is no cost to volunteers. However, all volunteers that have not been through 4-H adult leader orientation will need to attend that training and have a background check completed.

To receive an application, please contact the UW-Extension office at (920) 388-7135.


Reminder: Attend your four club meetings by May 31st

As a reminder, to be a member in good standing in Kewaunee County 4-H and show as a member at the Kewaunee County Fair, you need attend four club meetings by May 31, 2017 and maintain your member expectations that you signed when you enrolled in 4-H. Club meetings and project meetings are separate. Project meetings do not count toward your club meeting total. Members that are not in good standing will not be able to participate as a Kewaunee County 4-H member in the Kewaunee County Fair, WI State Fair, 4-H Leadership Trips, and other similar experiences.

Most clubs have nine to twelve meeting a year. Therefore, even if you have to miss a few meetings due to other activities (work, practice, sports, etc.) there should still be an ample amount of meetings for your family to attend and meet this requirement.

The exception to this requirement is for youth in grade 13 (college) because it is understood that those members may not be able to make it back to the county on a regular basis to attend monthly club meetings. However, they should remain as involved as possible during that time. In addition, grade 13 members are still expected to meet all of their project area requirements if they would like to show that project at the Kewaunee County Fair.

If you are wondering how many meetings that you have attended this year, please contact your club leader.



What’s Happening?

Want to know what’s going on in Project areas?

Want to see photos of fun club activities?

Visit our web site, where each club and Project has its own page!


Want to submit club information, photos or fun activities?

Email Erin at dahlee@kewauneeco.org

Clubs and Projects are encouraged to use our web site as a free and fun club communication tool. Any questions please contact Jill at jill.jorgensen@ces.uwex.edu or 920-388-7185


University of Wisconsin Extension  
Jill Jorgensen
4-H Youth Development