Oregon State University Extension Service

4-H Cloverbud Program

The Oregon 4-H Cloverbud Program is designed to provide an opportunity for youth ages 5-8 (as of September 1) to participate in a developmentally appropriate learning experience separate and distinct from the regular 4-H club experience. Youth learn social skills, acquire life skills and have fun!

4-H Cloverbuds is a non-competitive program where youth participate in a wide arrayof short-term learning experiences over the course of a given year. Cloverbud clubs typically meet 1-2 times month. They do not engage in a long-term course of study in a particular project area. Cloverbuds are recognized as "official" 4-H members in Oregon, but can only participate at the county level.

4-H Cloverbud enrollment is $40 per member annually. The enrollment fee is comprised of $25 which goes to the state (mandatory fee), and $15 to the county to help pay for expenses such as accident insurance for members and leaders, program event expenses, fair expenses, member and leader resources, copying costs, mailings, etc. Included in their enrollment fee Cloverbuds will have several opportunities to participate in camps/skills days, tours, etc. Each member will need to have a competed enrollment along with enrollment fees turned into the OSU Extension office prior to participating in club meetings, or 4-H events.

We hope you agree that when compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, 4-H delivers great value to its members for its annual calendar of events and available opportunities!

4-H Cloverbud Events & Opportunities (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/benton/4-h-calendar)

December - Holiday Craft Workshop

January - Farm Animal Day Camp

February - Favorite Foods (https://oregonstate.box.com/s/z2qbdtfhucuqhs29yppc3gx71m02yp3j)

March - Presentations (https://mcusercontent.com/08f6f315634d25ce9a8ecb6b1/files/2b09cf3c-b62c-424d-b33b-8d235aa49eee/2021_Cloverbud_Presentation_Packet.pdf)

April - Food Prep

May - Fashion Revue

August - Table Setting

Day Camps, Skills Days, Tours and MORE!

The 4-H Cloverbud program provides youth with opportunities to:

  • Develop self-understanding, social skills, decision-making skills and physical skills
  • Gain knowledge in the sciences, literature, and the arts through hands-on learning processes
  • Develop on-going relationships with caring adults and older youth who serve as positive role models
  • Explore family and community relationships
  • Develop an understanding of and appreciation for social and cultural diversity

Curriculum and resources are available at the OSU Extension Service, Benton County 4-H office.


Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/benton/4-h-cloverbud-program