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UI Extension, Washington County

Mailing Address:
116 W. Idaho Street
Weiser, ID 83672

Phone: 208-414-0415

Fax: 208-414-0469

Email: washington@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/washington

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4-H Youth Development

4-H provides opportunities for all youth ages 5 to 18-years-old to participate in innovative and fun programs that help them develop valuable, lifelong skills and leadership abilities to make a difference in their community.

Please contact our 4-H coordinator Michelle Tate at mtate@uidaho.edu for information on enrollment and projects available within Washington County.

Washington County 4-H partners with the Weiser BEST program to provide peer-reviewed, hands-on, STEM and Healthy Living instruction to afterschool students in 2nd through 7th grade during the school year.

Topics include making healthy snacks, understanding food labels, making and flying kites, making and launching stomp rockets, building and testing paper towers, paper crafting and much, much more.

Each summer, University of Idaho Extension Youth Development program offers a full-schedule of fun and educational summer classes and workshops. These day camps are designed to introduce youth to new topics in an interactive and engaging manner. 

2017 Summer Activities


July 6 — Lego Sumo Bots

Work as a team to build a Lego Mindstorms robot using sensors to keep yourself on a playing surface. Compete for special Lego trophies.

Build from 2-4 p.m.

Competition from 5:30-7 p.m.

Location: Weiser Vendome

Cost: $10

Ages: 8-18


July 19 — Light Up Cards

Create a beautiful pop-up card and then learn how to add LED lights, a circuit and a switch to make it extra special.

10 a.m.-noon

Location: Weiser Vendome

Cost: $10

Ages: 8-18

Bring an adult with you and you can both make a card.


July 20 — Junior Master Gardeners

Create an ant out of spoons, build a monster with grass hair, create photos with the sun and learn more about plants and insects.

10 a.m.-noon

Location: Memorial Park

Cost: FREE

Ages: 6-18


August 17 — Eclipse Day Camp

Learn more about space, the sun and why a solar eclipse will happen on August 21.

10 a.m.-noon

Location: City Park

Cost: FREE

Ages: 6-18

Washington County fair book coverThe Washington County Fair is a youth and community focused celebration and is free for visitors to attend.

Fair Entries

The Washington County Fair uses online entries for 4-H, FFA and Open Class. The deadline for 4-H and FFA entries is July 1.

Washington County Fair Online Entries

A tutorial video (on YouTube) has been created to help you complete your entries.

Interview Evaluations

Every child taking a 4-H project must participate in an interview evaluation. The livestock interview evaluations are scheduled for July 17 in Weiser and July 18 in Cambridge. Home Ec., Cloverbud and Miscellaneous project interview evaluations are done at fair on Monday July 31. Please use the Sign Up Genius links below to schedule your interviews

Fair Book

The fair book is available at the Extension Office and local businesses in Weiser, Midvale and Cambridge. An online version of the fair book can be found at the Washington County Fair and Rodeo website.

Dates

The last day of the fair and the 4-H/FFA livestock sale are always the first Saturday in August. The Fairbook is published in May.

  • July 31-Aug. 5, 2017

Location

The Washington County Fair is held at the fairgrounds in Cambridge, Idaho. Cambridge is a small community about 30 miles north of Weiser.

There are many types of volunteers, such as fair supervisors, day camp teachers and project leaders.

Regardless of the position you choose, we will provide training and support. You do not have to know everything — just come willing to help.

Get started with our Volunteer Application Packet (PDF) or call our office at 208-414-0415.

UI Extension, Washington County

Mailing Address:
116 W. Idaho Street
Weiser, ID 83672

Phone: 208-414-0415

Fax: 208-414-0469

Email: washington@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/washington

Google Map