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Atchison County

What is 4-H?

4-H Clover4-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.

          H ead, critical thinking, problem solving;

          H eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;

          H ands, serving others; and

          H 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

4-H camp  countdown

Contact Information

Ray Ladd
County Extension Agent
Phone: (913) 833-5450

Diane Nielson
County Extension Agent
Phone: (913) 833-5450


Have your ever wondered why     4-H grows such great kids? Check out this web link to start to understand how 4-H teaches kids to THRIVE in life.


Yes- 4-H is fun for kids. But like all extension programs there is evidence based research to behind our programs.  Research forms the foundation of strong 4-H programs, Many youth programs focus on improving performance skills to win.  4-H teaches kids to master skills so they can perform well at the event plus perfroming well in life, too. This is the  4-H Clover promise that makes a difference and  explains why the public deems 4-H to be  a proven,valuable youth development  program.  We encourage your family  to have  fun  in  4-H.