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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Location: Weiser Vendome
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.
Location: Memorial Park
August 17 — Eclipse Day Camp
Learn more about space, the sun and why a solar eclipse will happen on August 21.
Location: City Park
The Washington County Fair is a youth and community focused celebration and is free for visitors to attend.
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.
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
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
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.