Southwind 4-H Events Snapshot
Want to see what's coming up "at a glance"? Here's a list of events that happen every year in our district - just check back for specific dates.
4-H Open Enrollment
Enrollment for new and returning youth is October 1st through December 1st. Our 4-H Agent or 4-H Program Assistant are always willing to help or answer questions. You can also call your local Extension Office.
District and Local Events
4-H Day: Speaking skillfully before an audience is one of the hallmarks that Kansas 4-H members have been successfully doing for over 100 years. Kansas youth through 4-H have learned the skills necessary to get up before an audience and eloquently speak. 4-H has helped youth learn the skills necessary to clearly organize and present thoughts and ideas through project talks, demonstrations, illustrated talks and public speaking presentations. The complete Kansas 4-H communication fact sheet series is listed below. These may be helpful to Kansas 4-H families as they begin to prepare for county 4-H day presentations.
4-H Camps: 4-H Camps are a great way for youth to experience new activities and make new friends.
- Sunny HillsCamp is held at Rock Springs, and is open to youth who have completed grades 3 through 7. There is a lot of fun to be had at 4-H Camp, like: canoeing, archery, crafts, campfire, horseback riding, and more!
- Greenbush 4-H Adventure Camp is for members ages 7 to 9. A Greenbush 4-H favorite is the special Greenbush S'Mores! There's also astronomy, archery, canoeing, and other educational activities.
- Campference is for youth ages 12-14. Campference features workshops about opportunities in the 4-H program. Youth learn leadership skills and how to better interact with others.
Achievement Recognition: Each county holds this annual event to honor 4-H members and leaders. Membership pins, Key Awards, Project Awards, and more are given during this event. Everyone involved in 4-H, as well as community leaders, are encouraged to attend. 4-H'ers can receive awards by filling out their record books.
State and National Yearly Events
Citizenship In Action: Held in February, for youth ages 13-18 - Would you like to have more influence in laws and rules that affect your life? Then you’ll want to go to Kansas 4-H Citizenship in Action! The purpose of the event is for Kansas youth to learn how the state legislative process works and how their voice and participation in decision-making can make a difference in their local communities. The legislative visit will not only familiarize youth with the capitol building, but will also show them how they can affect the legislative process.This two day event is sponsored by the State 4-H Youth Leadership Council.
Discovery Days: Last week of May/First week of June, for youth ages 13-18 -Discovery Days offers classes and tours about 4-H projects, careers, hobbies, community service and more!
Kansas Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF): Held in November full weekend before Thanksgiving, for youth ages 14-18 - Come and build your leadership skills and potential through workshops, consulting groups, inspirational speakers and more.
Kansas State Fair: Held the second through the third weekend of September - Kansas 4-H projects provide members positive ways to learn as they complete their projects. Fairs are also one way to exhibit and showcase what skills 4-H members have learned throughout the year.