Clubs and Programs
Ada County 4-H offers programs for kids ages 8-18, plus a 4-H Cloverbuds program for kids ages 5-7. From rabbits to robots; food science to fashion design; and archery to photography: there’s a 4-H activity for everyone. Find a club near you to start making friends, learn new skills and be a better you.
4-H offers 30+ clubs in Ada County. Topics range from robotics to rabbits and sewing to swine. Check out our club map or the sections below to learn what 4-H projects you can do.
- Small Animals. Kids learn how to properly care for their animals and learn how to present their animals in public settings. Many 4-H members in Ada County complete projects with dogs, cats, chickens, guinea pigs (also known as cavies), rabbits, pygmy goats, hedgehogs and more. Small animals is one of our fastest growing project areas.
- Livestock. Kids learn to properly care for their animals and present their animals in public. Here in Ada County, livestock includes steers, dairy heifers, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas. We have many active members in 4-H livestock projects.
- Horse. Kids learn to properly care for their animals and present their animals in public. Horse is one of our most in-demand programs, whether youth work with mini horses, build riding skills or train wild mustangs through our partnership with BLM.
Natural Resources & Outdoor Education
- 3-D Printing
4-H Discovery Programs
- Once a week for six weeks
- New ways of approaching the topic each week
4-H discovery programs let youth get their feet wet with the different activities that 4-H has to offer. Discovery program clubs meet once a week for six weeks at locations throughout Ada County. Clubs meet during fall, spring or summer. At meetings, kids learn about the topic from a different point of view each week. Topics vary, such as drones, archery, edible science, bugs, public speaking, healthy relationships, outdoor adventures and more.
- Three sessions, two hours each
We offer 4-H in-school enrichment programs in three two-hour sessions. Many of our 4-H project guides are adaptable for school enrichment, but some of our most popular are LEGO Robotics (EV3 and WeDo), financial education and various STEM topics.
Our in-school enrichment programs are currently free of charge, but spots fill fast. Contact our 4-H personnel at UI Extension, Ada County office at 208-287-5900 to learn more or reserve a place.