Friday, December 4, 2015

Discover Your Style - A Style of Your Own

How do you choose the clothes that are right for you? The choices are endless, learn how to choose the right style for you!

Learn about how sizes vary from brand to brand and even within the same brand. Learn how to read labels and care for different fabrics.

To register for this class please submit this form.

  • Starts January 9
  • Grades 5-8
  • Fee $20 with 4-H membership ($35 without membership)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Small Animal Educational Carnival!

Learn about your small animal at the Educational Carnival! There will be games and prizes for everyone.

  • Saturday, February 6
  • 9:30 am - Noon
  • Expo Idaho (Use the Hawks Stadium entrance to the Small Animal Barn)

Everyone is welcome to attend, but we do ask that our Cloverbuds (ages 5-7) have an adult in attendance. No need to pre-register, just come on out! Animals are not invited this year, so they get to take a break!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Junior Livestock Sale Lottery Information for Beef and Swine

Please find below the links for the lottery forms for swine and beef animals that would normally go resale at the Western Idaho Fair. They explain the process of the lottery and how someone can sign up to be in the lottery for pig or beef.

Forms are due back to the person listed on the form by Friday August 21st at 3:30pm.  Please distribute out to people who would be interested in buying a whole pig or half of beef. 


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Overnight Camps

Spend time in Donnelly on Cascade Lake with the 4-H Adventure Camp. This camp is open to youth in grades 3rd to 8th.

Stay in log cabins and enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, archery, and more outdoor activities. There are also team building activities and workshops too.

  • June Kids Camp
  • Grades 3-5
  • June 26-29
  • Cost $190 if paid by June 12th

  • August Kids Camp
  • Grades 3-5
  • July 31-August 3
  • Cost $190 if paid by July 17th

  • Teen Camp
  • Grades 6-8
  • July 6-10
  • Cost $230 if paid by June 22
To register for camp fill out the registration form and return or go online to Cascade Lake 4-H Camp and pay online!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

4-H Cat Project

4-H County Cat Project! Learn all about cats from different breeds, grooming, health and more!

This project will help you learn more about cats and how to show your cat in the 4-H Cat Show. After completing this 4 week project you will show at the Western Idaho Fair!

  • Wednesdays, June 3-24
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Ada County Extension Office
  • Cost: $15 (includes $10 4-H enrollment fee)
  • Ages 6-18

To complete this project you will bring your cat to all meetings along with a leash, "H" harness, and carrier. Parents are asked to attend a majority of the meetings.

To register return this form with your payment to: Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood, Boise, ID 83714

Friday, April 3, 2015

4-H Updates and Upcoming Events

Greetings! Check out our Ada County 4-H Updates and Upcoming Events. There are a lot of great events coming up!
Youth Opportunities
4-H Teen Conference
Dates: June 10-13, 2015
4-H Online Registration: April 6th – May 18th  (Late Registration: May 19th -22nd)
Delegate Registration Fee: $230.00; (Scholarships may be available)
Late Registration Fee: $245.00
Chaperone Registration Fee: $150.00 (Teaching and SLA scholarships available)
National Dairy Conference
Dates: September 27-30, 2015
4-H Online Application available: April 6th – May 1st
Estimated trip costs: $1000.00 (Scholarships may be available)
National 4-H Congress
Dates: November 27-December 1, 2015
4-H Online Application available: April 6th – June 6th
Estimated trip costs: $500-800 (Scholarships may be available)
Livestock/Small Animal
Small Animal Field Day May 9. Click on this link to find out more information!

Swine Weigh-In Click on this link to find out more information!
Horseless Horseshow April 4, registration begins at 9:00am. Call Tina at 412-0664 for an entry form, or email evansQH4@aol.comfor an entry form. 
Hilly Billy Classic April 24, pre-registration is due. Click on this  link to find out more information!

2015 Canyon County Fuzzy Horse Show April 25, pre-registration is due. Click on this link to find out more information!

Horse Declarations Due to our office on April 15.
Food Drive Challenge The Idaho Potato Commission and University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development are teaming up to help fight hunger in Idaho. All 4-H clubs in Idaho are challenged to raise as much food as possible and the Idaho Potato Commission will match the total pounds collected in Idaho potatoes to the Idaho Foodbank. Click on this link to find out more information. This is a great community service opportunity with some friendly competition!
Rangeland Skillathon Get your registration in!  Register between March 5th– April 8th and Receive a packet of resources and contest rules. Go to for online registration. This is a pilot competition for Idaho 4-H members and is limited to the first ten teams that register.   
If you have any questions please contact our office: 287-5900. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Kind regards,
Nikola M. Dalton
4-H Program Coordinator
University of Idaho Extension | Ada County
5880 Glenwood Street | Boise, ID 83714
office: (208) 287-5900
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ada County 4-H Benefit Dinner

It's almost time for the annual benefit dinner. Proceeds benefit the Ada County Leader's Association.

The tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40. They can be purchased here by clicking on the buy ticket icon on the right or at the Extension Office. The dinner starts at 6:30 pm and the live auction begins at 7 pm.

Auction items include experience packages for family fun nights, couples get aways, outdoor adventure, sports, and more! There will also be smaller items available throughout the evening.

Show your support for the Ada County 4-H program and 4-H leaders by attending this event!

  • Saturday, April 11
  • 6:30 dinner
  • 7 pm live auction
  • Center at the Park, 1920 Records Ave, Meridian
  • Tickets 1 for $25 or 2 for $40

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jnuior Master Gardener Class

Check out our new county project events! The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program is designed for gardeners ages 9 to 12. Learn about plants, soils, gardening, and insects.

You will become certified in the Golden Ray Series and complete a 4-H project that you can also show at the Western Idaho Fair. The cost is $20 ($10 will go towards the 4-H enrollment fee)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Farmway Village Egg Drop

It's time for the 4th annual Farmway Village Egg Drop! Can you build an Egg Transport Vehicle (ETV) that will protect your egg? You can win prizes if your design can protect your egg from a 25 foot and 35 foot drop!

ETV Egg Drop Competition:
  • Open to youth ages 8 to 14
  • Build your ETV following these rules
  • Register by the deadline of Friday, March 27
  • Pay registration fee of $6 per person

There is also a Naked Egg Drop. This category is just for fun and no prizes will be awarded for this event.

You can also participate in the Tech Wizard Day Camp during this event! This is a great chance to participate in fun science and engineering activities! For more information check out the flyer!

To register for this event go to the Marketplace!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Super Saturday Registration Due!

Super Saturday is quickly approaching! Please RSVP or turn in registration by Jan. 20. Thanks!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Teen Mania

4-H members in grades 7 to 12 are encouraged to attend this series of workshops hosted by the Canyon County Extension Office.

This is a great opportunity to meet other 4-H members and learn new skills! The cost is $10 if paid by January 23. You should also bring two cans of food for the Idaho Food Bank. Listed below are the workshops being offered:

  • Remember Me Always (create a memory book)
  • Eco-Bot Challenge (robotics)
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Putting Your Personality to Work (learn personality types)
  • Know Your Style (learn to purchase clothing and make up tips)
  • Dynamite Dehydration (dehydrate food)
  • Credit and Your Career (learn how to manage your credit)
  • The Ten Essentials (backpacking and rescue essentials)
  • Games with Purpose (learn to lead groups with games)
  • Stranded, Not (learn how to maintain your car)
  • Your Professional Image (how to present yourself in business)
  • Junk Drawer Robotics
  • Basic first Aid
  • College 101
  • Surprise, It's Your Turn (public speaking)
  • There's a Veterinarian in You
  • Zumba
Check our the brochure for workshop details and registration information.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Adventure Camp Counselors

Would you like to spend time this summer working with youth while improving your leadership skills? The Adventure Camp Counselor Program is a great opportunity to accomplish both! This program is open to teens currently in 9th grade to 12th grade.

  • We provide multiple trainings during the winter and spring.
  • Attend camp retreat in June to help hone the skills learned in trainings.
  • There are three overnight camps during the summer near Donnelly. Transportation is provided!

If you would like to become a camp counselor please turn in the application package by Monday, January 26 by mail: 5880 Glenwood, Boise, 83714, or fax: 208-287-5909, or email: