What is 4-H?
4-H is a community of young people across Kansas engaged in learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Caring adults who support our programs are essential for youth to achieve their potential. Adults can share guidance, knowledge and wisdom, as well as model respect and provide skills training.
4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.
ead, critical thinking, problem solving;
eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
ands, serving others; and
ealth, choosing healthy lifestyles.
4-H had its beginnings in rural America, but it now serves youth in urban and suburban as well as rural communities. Kansas 4-H is open to youth between the ages of 7 and 19. The new 4-H year starts in October, so many prefer to join 4-H at the start of the school year. 4-H enrollment, however, is open year round, so youth can join any time.
4-H Camp June 21-June 24 Rock Springs 4-H Center
Youth ages 8 (as of January 1, 2017) through completing 7th grade are invited to attend. Older teens are invited to apply to be a camp counselor. $200 camp fee includes transportation and all camp costs except personal snacks and suveniors. Atchison County 4-H Council is providing $700 to be divided by all campers up to $50 per camper. Stay with a friend and meet new friends from other counties. Sign up today by completing the Camp Form