Whether you're into science,  cooking, photography, computers or  family heritage 4-H has something to offer.  Through 4-H Saturdays, Day Camps, or online learning you can learn something new, meet new friends and develop lifelong skills!

6/9-6/14/2024  Big Red Camps 2024

Are you ready to take the next step towards a successful future? Join us for an immersive and empowering college and career ready experience through Big Red Camps 2024! Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, skill-building, and preparation for the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We believe that every young person has the potential to achieve greatness. Our comprehensive program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to thrive in postsecondary education and beyond. Whether you're exploring potential career paths, preparing for college admissions, or seeking guidance on how to navigate the professional world, our camp provides the tools and resources you need to succeed. Through this experiential learning opportunity, you will work alongside UNL faculty and staff as well as business and industry professionals. Incoming high school freshmen through seniors in the fall of 2024 are welcome. Whether you're a first-time camper or a returning veteran, we guarantee an unforgettable experience filled with learning and fun! Don’t delay, reserve your spot today! For more information and to register, visit our website or contact us at We can't wait to see you at camp!

7/14 - 7/19/2024 Computer Science Summer Camp

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is now accepting applications for a summer learning opportunity for high school students. The Raikes School is hosting its eighth year of “Innovate: The Raikes School Way,” led by Executive Director of the Raikes School, Dr. Steve Cooper. The summer camp was highlighted by Forbes in 2019: "STEM-Focused Summer Programs for Ambitious High School Students."

Tractor Safety 2023

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Virtual Project Day Programs

Stomp Rocket, Artisan Bread, Beginning Sewing, Fishing Exhibits, Mop Gnome, Fabric Coil Bowls and more!!!
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Family & Consumer Science Quiz

Would you like to test your knowledge about Family & Consumer Science (food & nutrition, consumerism, childcare, citizenship, sewing and more)?  Contact the Extension office and ask to take the Quiz!  Look over Nebraska FCS and National 4-H curriculum to help you study.  Take the quiz send it to the Extension Office and earn a certificate and a ribbon!  

Nebraska coloring sheet

Nebraska 4-H Summers Camps!  



4-H Online Cat Club
Cat Club is a monthly webinar series offering educational information about caring for your cat and showing your cat in 4-H.  The Cat Club series is held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm CT. Meetings are hosted via Zoom, a video and web conferencing service.   Join meeting information  






Nebraska Shooting Sports



Food Science Summer Camps - May, June & July - If you are a high school or middle school student eager to explore the fascinating world of food science you will not want to miss attending our camps this summer!
Our camps, which are hosted by the Food Science and Technology Department at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, were designed with you in mind. Through hands-on activities, facility tours, and the development of food products, our activities will spark your interest in the science behind the foods you consume every day. Also, during camps you will have a chance to get to know our facilities, interact with experienced food scientists, engage with faculty and students, and immerse yourself in a journey of discovery.
You can choose from a range of camps: one-day, three-day, or week-long experiences. Each camp offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse aspects of a specific food or food group, from pizza to cookies and dairy products! You will not want to miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge while exploring the world of food science. 

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  • 6/2 - 6/16/2023 - Horticulture Judging Contest - Do you know what it takes to pick the best fruit and vegetables out at the grocery store? Or do you know what judges are looking for when they judge your plants at the county fair? Have you ever wondered, what plant is that!?! We are excited to offer the opportunity to learn these and other important horticulture skills through the Online Horticulture Contest. The contest will be available June 2-16, 2023 at: 

    Horticulture judging contest consists of three parts. The first is identification of plant material. Participants identify the plants by common name from a plant list. Specimens may be alive or preserved plant parts like stems, twigs, leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits, roots, bulbs, tubers, or plant products.
    The second is a knowledge portion, usually in the form of a true/false or multiple choice quiz. Questions will test the contestant's knowledge of cultural practices for horticultural crops, plant science, pesticides, horticultural careers and other topics related to the production, processing and consumption of horticultural crops.
    The last portion is judging or placings. This is where four different plants, plates of vegetables, or containers flowers are ranked from best to worst based on a set of criteria. Classes are judged on the basis of condition, quality, uniformity, true-to-type, and size.
    More information about the Nebraska State contest along with a list of study materials can be found in the Fair book Here you can find the written study materials for the knowledge portion, follow links to plant pictures for help with identification, and read how judging of plant material is done.
    More details at:

  • 7/6/2024 -8th Annual Agronomy Youth Field Day - CURTIS, Neb. (June 21) _ Youth can get a new perspective of growing crops out in the field through the eyes of an aerial drone. The 8th annual Agronomy Youth Field Day will be Wednesday, July 6 at Curtis, sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. NCTA Agronomy Professor Brad Ramsdale will join researchers and educators from University of Nebraska Extension for the free, daylong workshop geared toward youth, ages 9 to 18. “Youth will have fun learning about the diverse world of agronomy and careers in crop science,” said Ramsdale. Hands-on activities focus on two age groups, 9-11 years old and 12-18 years old. “They will have hands-on learning ativities such as using drones and sensors for crop nutrient management. And, youth will learn to identify insects and weeds, and how corn hybrids are developed,” Ramsdale said. Sessions will be out in the field laboratory and in NCTA classrooms, said Kathy Burr of Nebraska Extension Frontier County. Parents and adults are welcome to atend, as well. Actrivities are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center at NCTA. The field day is free and includes a noon lunch provided by Ag Valley Coop. However, for meal counts and materials, online advance registration is requested by June 30 at htps:// For more information, call Frontier County Extension at 308-367-4424 or email
  • Youth Crop Scouting Competition - Connecting Youth with Crops -  

    Looking for a fun club project? Want to unite your club members? Running out of ideas for club meetings?  If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, help is on the way!  Nebraska Extension is pleased to present the 9th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth. Youth interested in crops can learn about crop growth & development and basic crop scouting principles. 

    Don’t know a lot about crops?  Ask a local agronomist to assist by providing a short lesson on crop production. You can have the agronomist meet with youth a little during each meeting or outside of the meeting. This is one way to engage those youth interested in crops. 

    This contest will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center near Mead, Nebraska on August 3, 2022. The event will include both indoor and outdoor events. Teams of junior high and high school students (those completing 5-12th grades) from across Nebraska are invited to participate. This event is limited to the first ten teams who sign-up! 

     Clubs or other organizations may enter a team composed of three to five participants. An adult team leader must accompany each team of students. Team leaders could be FFA advisors, crop consultants, extension staff, coop employees, etc. 

    Top-scoring teams win prizes: $500 for first, $250 for second, $100 for third place. Top two teams will be eligible for regional competition held in Nebraaska this year on September 18th, 2023.

    Teams will be expected to know the basics of scouting corn and soybean fields. This includes crop staging; looking for patterns of crop injury; disease, insect and weed seedling identification; etc. Other topics many include but are not limited to, pesticide safety, nutrient disorders, and herbicide injury. 

    More information about the crop scouting competition and instructions on how to register a team are available online at Register at:

    Teams must be registered by July 15. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association, Ward Laboratories and Nebraska Extension.


4/27/244-H -  Rocketry Class - Here is a great opportunity to see large rockets in action.  There will be a class on how to build a rocket. The rockets will be launched in the afternoon at Haskell Ag and and participants will get to watch larger rockets as well.  A great opportunity to get a 4-H Roctetry project started early and to learn more about rocektry.  More details on the flyer.