Showing posts from June, 2011

Dog Shows

Check out these dog shows! Great practice before fair.

Lone Star 4-H Club's Annual 4-H Dog Match
Saturday, July 9

this event s being held at Luby Park on the corner of Indiana/Marble Front in Caldwell.
The entry fee is something that can be donated to the Canyon County Animal Shelter, like old blankets, old towels, toys, collars, leashes, etc

Register at 8:30 am. Obedience and showmanship classes will be offered.

4-H Show and Go
Monday, July 11

This show gives you an opportunity to show case what you've learned in the 4-H dog Project. The classes will include fitting and showing, obedience. Must be enrolled in the Dog Project to participate.

This event will be held at 10164 Elvera Ln, Nampa from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Call 473-8313 to enter, the deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 5

More Day Camps

We still have Day Camps with openings. Not a lot of openings, but if you hurry you can enjoys the following camps:

Junior Planters
July 13
Ages 5 to 8

This is a lot of fun for budding gardeners! We'll be playing in the dirt and learning about plants. There will also be fun games, crafts, and your own plant to take home with you.

Small Treasures
July 14
Ages 5 to 10

Make your own small treasures at this camp. Also learn to sew small items. A great camp full of crafts and fun!

There's even more camps still open! Just call 287-5900 to learn more. You can also comment to request brochures.

State Livestock Skill-a-Thon Contest

Check out this new state contest! This contest is for anyone interested in livestock production. Guidelines are still being put together for this contest and should be available by Friday, July 1st. Guidelines will be emailed to people already on the email list, but the guidelines will also be posted here!

The Skill-a-Thon will be held at the Jerome County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 19th.

So, what is the skill-a-thon and what are the objectives?
To provide youth with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock judging, demonstrations, care, and exhibition of animals into one activity.To provide youth who have no opportunity for livestock ownership to learn about the importance of livestock and their products to the environment.To encourage youth to continue expanding their knowledge and participation.To recognize youth for their total involvement in and comprehension in the livestock industry.To instill ethical values, good sportsmanship and product eva…

CPR Training

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

This training will teach life saving skills and teach you what to do in an emergency. You will learn how to preform CPR on adults, children, and infants.

You will also receive a CPR card after completing this training. This is a recommended training as a companion to the Babysitting training.

Ages: 12 - 15
Thursday, June 30
9:00 am t 5:00 pm
Ada County Extension Office
Cost - $20.00

There is limited room so enroll now! Call 287-5900 for more information and class availability

Babysitting Training

What makes an effective babysitter?

This class will teach you what you need to know to be a great babysitter! Learn games to play with children and snacks you can provide for them too! You will also learn what to do in an emergency.

This class covers important information to prepare you for babysitting. Earn extra money using the skills you'll gain here. Participants in this class also receive a CD containing all class materials and resource materials. CPR is being offered as a separate class on a different date.

Ada County Extension
Thursday, June 23
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Ages 12 to 16
Cost $16.00

Click here to see registration forms and information! This class is brought to you by Operation Military Kids as part of our Summer Day Camp series.

Jackpot Show

The Treasure Valley Swine Spectacular is Saturday, June 18 at Expo Idaho.

Entry fee is $20 per head and 100% of the entry fees go into the Jackpot!

You can bring your pig after 9:00 am and the weigh-in is at 10:00 am. The show begins at noon.
For more information on this show call Travis at 919-5387.

Judging Clinics (And not just animals!)

Check out these fun "judging" clinics being held this month. All clinics are FREE! So, you have to bring your own snacks and drinks to these events.

Free Modeling Clinics
Every Friday for the month of June
4-H Building, Gem County Fairgrounds
Ages 8 to 18 - you don't have to be in 4-H to come!
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Consumer Decisions (Choices in the non-animals world!)
Thursday, June 16
4-H Building, Gem County Fairgrounds
Ages 5 to 18 and families - Bring a friend too
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

And finally, just when you thought that none of these judging clinics had anything to do with animals there's this last clinic!

Judging, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Swine
Thursday, June 23
4-H Building, Gem County Fairgrounds
Open to currently enrolled 4-H and FFA youth
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Youth Pig Camp!

Do you want to learn more about your pig? This camp is for you! The cost is $25 for youth and $8 for adults. Call Stephanie Etter for more information at 459-6003.
Idaho Youth Pig Camp Expo Idaho Friday, June 17 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (lunch included!)
Some of the topics covered at this camp include swine nutrition, housing and proper care, breeds, animal selection, live judging and discussion, showmanship, and more! 

Get Creative with Scrapbooking

Friday, June 24
9:00 am to Noon
Ada County Extension Office

Let's make something! Design cards to make every occasion memorable! You can get as fancy as you want to and turn loose your creative spirit.

Your cards can be used for holidays or anything else you can think of. Take the techniques you learn at this camp and use for them for other projects, the possibilities are endless.

This camp is for ages 9 to 14 and the cost is $13.00. Sign up now, camps fill up fast! Here's the camp brochure!

It's Almost Time for Teen Conference

It's almost time for teens all across the state to converge on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow! This annual event starts Monday, June 13th.

It's too late to sign up for it this year so if you're interested be sure to sign up early next year!

If you're wondering why everyone wants to go to this event, let us tell you about it:

See the campus and experience the university settingMeet new people and make new friends for life!Attend dances or enjoy movies with your friendsDistrict CompetitionsVariety ShowClover BanquetAnd the Track Workshops!So what do they do at the track workshops? Learn about yourself and others, self defense, theater, cooking, livestock, finance, fashion and more! The fun never stops in the fast paced week.

All teens in 8th through 12th grades are invited and bus transportation is provided for an additional cost. So, if we missed you this year - catch us next year.

If you're already going to Teen Conference the bus is picking up in Meridi…

Hurry! Camp Counselor Opportunity!

A great opportunity just came up for teens who are interested in becoming camp counselors with the Operation Military Kids (O:MK) Camps this summer. You have to act fast on this one and email Sue Philley by Wednesday, June 8th at

This opportunity is open to 4-H members ages 14 to 18 to help with the camp on June 24-26 near Coeur d'Alene. Training for this camp will be held Saturday, June 11 at the Ada County Extension Office from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Transportation is provided to and from camp for the counselors. A fee of $10 will be charged and this includes t-shirt and materials.

If you can't make this camp there is also another O:MK camp held in Ketchum July 22-24. Training for this camp will be held Saturday July 9 and Saturday, July 16 at the Ada County Extension Office.

There is also a possibility for 12 to 13 year olds to help as counselors in-training for these camps too. Contact Sue Philley for more information on this! Please fill out the appli…

Aim for this day camp!

Tuesday, June 21
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ages: 12-15
Cost: $13.00

Want to learn to shoot a bow and arrow? The targets are ready! We're waiting for you to come to this day camp.

Learn new skills or brush up on your bow shooting. This camp is taught by a certified instructor who will help everyone develop new skills.

There's still room in this camp, so hurry up and sign up. Special thanks to Operation Military Kids for making this camp possible.

Showmanship and Fitting Clinic

Friday, June 10th at Weaver's Arena, Star ID, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

There will be fitting demonstrations, showmanship practice, and Hoof Trimming. (there will not be hoof trimming at Meridian Dairy Days this year)

Be sure to check out this great clinic! It's being sponsored by the Treasure Valley Dairy Heifer Replacement Project.

Click here to see the brochure and don't forget to RSVP!

Artists Wanted!

Are you an artist or just looking to learn more about various art projects? We have day camps for all ages using different techniques and themes!

Painting Monday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 15 9:00 am to noon Ages 10 - 14 This two day camp will teach you different fun and easy techniques! Learn about things like tole painting and other methods to make your art work special! You will make and take home different projects to share with friends and family. Cost: $16.00

Dinosaur Art
Monday, June 20 and Monday, June 27
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Ages 8 - 13
This amazing two day camp will let you create your masterpieces using plaster, paint, and drawing. These new techniques can be used for more than just dinosaur eggs! Expand your knowledge of art projects at this camp.
Cost: $18.00

Small Treasures
Thursday, July 16
9:00 am to noon
Ages 5 - 10
If painting is not your thing come to this camp where you will learn other craft techniques and put them together to make your own small treasures! Learn about s…