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4-H Events, Camps, Conferences, & Contests

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Overview of 2018


Extension Programs are available to all without discrimination. If you need special accommodation(s) to participate in the event listed, please contact the Arapahoe County Extension Office at 303-730-1920.  Your request must be submitted at least 10 days in advance of the event.

National 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus TripWashington Dc













Who: 4-H Members who meet the following requirements and complete the registration process on 4honline by Monday, February 5, 2018:

  • 15 Years of age as of December 31, 2017, and currently involved in an Extension-sponsored 4-H program.
  • Have at least one year of 4-H leadership experience and be currently active in a leadership position in the organization she/he represents.
  • Have demonstrated an active interest in citizenship/community service programs in their club and/or at the county level.
  • Must submit an official application for CWF, including a clear, glossy picture for publicity with name and county written on the back.
  • Have the ability to travel under a strenuous schedule (health, homesickness, stamina, etc.)
  • Be willing to have time to make trip presentations upon return home.
  • Interview with the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation CWF committee.
  • Be selected by the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation CWF committee.

What: Travel with teens from Colorado and learn about America’s rich history and political processes.  Tour the Nation’s Capitol city and return home a better citizen.

Where: National 4-H Center, Washington D.C.

When: June 23-June 30

Application Deadline:  Monday, February 5, 2018

Citizen Washington Focus Trip Application Process

Cost: $105.00 per delegate – The Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation and the Colorado 4-H Foundation pay the remaining amount per person.  Arapahoe County can select up to two (2) delegates and these costs are based on two delegates attending CWF from Arapahoe County.

Submit the following on 4holine:

  1. Application form with additional pages attached
  2. Acceptance Form
  3. Photo of yourself – clear head/shoulders photo with name and county written on the back of the photo.

Once the deadline passes, interviews will be scheduled. The process is the same in regards to the selection process. Delegates must complete the interview process with the committee and be selected to represent Arapahoe County.

Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Citizen Washington Focus Trip Requirements and Information

Urban Ranchers Day Camp











Who: Open to anyone ages 8 to 13 as of Jan 1, 2018

What: Do you or someone you know want to learn more about handling ranch animals? Does adopting your “own” goat for a week sound like fun? Are you between the ages of 8-13? Then Urban Ranchers Day camp is just for you! Join us for a fun filled adventure July 10th-13th at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. You will learn how to care for and handle your goat. Other animals such as chickens, cows, and horses/llamas will be there for you to discover how they are used on the farm. Camp counselors will lead daily games and projects which will help you explore where your food comes from. We will also try some of our favorite farm foods and make some crafts from our favorite farm animals. Camp runs from 8am-12:30pm each day. On Friday you will get to show off your new farm skills for your parents and friends and celebrate at a cookout from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Camp registration includes a t-shirt, snacks, activities, awards, and the Show Cook-out on the last day of camp!

Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds 25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

When: July 10th-13th from 8:00am-12:30pm

  • There is a Family and Friends Show and Cookout on Friday from 12:00- 1:30 pm


  • $95 Early Bird Registration until June 3
  • 125 Registration until June 27

Register online or submit your registration form today to hold your spot! 25 available spaces will fill up fast- first come, first serve!

Urban Ranchers Day Camp Flyer

Contact: Danielle Ardrey at 303-738-7977

See Colorado 4-H Tour

See Colorado 4-H Tour Flyer




Who: Members who are currently in 8th-11th grades can apply for this tour.  This experience will be offered to the most outstanding youth in hopes that they will bring back their knowledge and use it to further the 4-H programs in each county.

What: The See Colorado Tour is an excellent opportunity for youth to travel around Colorado learning about what makes the state great!  All participants will have hands-on experiences in agriculture and commerce, water and transportation, and learn about careers and issues connected to the farm to plate pipeline.

Where: Various destinations in Colorado

When: June 10th – 17th


  • Apply on 4HOnline
  • DEADLINE: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cost: $250 if selected to participate and join the tour.

Arapahoe County 4-H Open Horse ShowArapahoe County 4-H Open Horse Show











Who: 4-H youth ages 8-18 enrolled in the horse project.

What: Join us for the Open Horse Show.  All proceeds benefit the Arapahoe County 4-H Horse Program

When: Saturday, June 2nd

  • Registration: 8:00 am
  • Show starts: 9:00 am
  • Reg. ends three classes before the class begins.

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave
Aurora, CO 80016
Covered Arena


Cost: Make Checks to: Arapahoe County 4-H Horse Committee

  • Pre-Entry Fees:
    Office Charge: $ 5 (one time)
    Entry fee: $ 5 (per class)
    All day fee: $40 (1 horse, 1 rider) per division
  • Day of Show Fees:
    Office Charge: $ 10.00 (one time)
    Entry fee: $ 6.00 (per class)
    All day fee: $50.00 (1 horse, 1 rider)

Additional Information:

  • Helmets are required in gymkhana events.
  • Ribbons for 1st thru 4th place.
  • Overall high point awards for the 4 age groups (1 horse, 1 rider).

Contact: CSU Extension 4-H Office in Arapahoe County at (303)730-1920

Red Carpet Prospect Show


Who: FFA members and 4-H youth ages 8-18 enrolled in the market beef, market goats, market lambs and dairy goats projects.

What: The Junior Livestock Committee will be hosting the Red Carpet Prospect Show at the Arapahoe Co. Fairgrounds for market beef, market goats, market lambs and dairy goats!!! There will also be Care, Nutrition and Showmanship Clinics sponsored.

When: Saturday, May 19th

  • 9:00 am – Nutrition, Care and Showmanship Clinics (Clinic Sponsor Byers America/ADM)
  • 11:30 am – Weigh-in (Beef First)
  • 1:30 pm – Show Starts

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave
Aurora CO 80016

When: May 19th at 9 AM



  • Pre-Entry: $15
  • Day of Show Entry: $20
  • Showmanship per Species: $5
  • Stalls: $10

Additional Information:

  • Concessions available
  • Electricity indoors
  • Outdoor electricity is limited
  • Outdoor wash rack for Beef
  • Indoor wash rack for Sheep & Goats


4-H County Contest NightCounty Contest Night









Who: All Arapahoe County 4-H Members

What: Come join us for a fun-filled night for a chance to participate in contests for Speech, Demonstration, and Interpretive Reading; Cake Decorating; and Talent Show (Performing Arts).  Note that the Cake Decorating contest is only open to those who have enrolled in the Cake Decorating project via 4HOnline.  Please see links for guidelines and registration forms for Speech and Demo and Cake Decorating.  Mark your calendars and start planning on what you want to do! We hope to see many of you there!

Englewood High School
3800 S Logan St
Englewood, CO 80113

When: April 27th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
The registration deadline for all contests will be Friday, March 30.

Important Forms:

Parliamentary Procedure Contest

Who: 4-H Members

What: The Parli Pro Contest usually lasts about 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the number of teams who wish to participate. If you are interested in participating please contact Jonathan Vrabec at the Extension Office. Rules for the contest will follow the state rules with the exception of a shorter time limit and a reduced number of new business problems and fewer motions to be handled. View the State contest rules prior to the contest.

All clubs are encouraged to enter their officer teams and an adult leader to supervise. Participants will test their skills at running meetings and handling different situations. The contest also includes a written test based on the parliamentary procedure handbook, officers receive during officer training.  This should be a great hands-on learning experience and a lot of fun. The top team will qualify for the state contest in June. If the top team is a mixed team of multiple aged members, high scoring senior members from the other teams can be used to fill the team going to state.

Teams are made up of four to six members they can be a mix of any age members. If your club has a small membership you may combine with another club in order to field a team. The contest will be made up of three parts. The demonstration portion of the contest is where the team has 15 minutes to demonstrate proper parliamentary procedure. They will be presented with two items of new business and four motions. Teams will have 15 minutes to review and prepare before presenting. The second part is a Written Test, which will emphasize knowledge of parliamentary procedure on the part of each member. Tests will be taken individually. The last portion of the contest will be the Oral Questions portion where each team member will be asked one 10-point question that will pertain to the motions they used during the demonstration. Remember to register your team by emailing Jonathan Vrabec by March 1st.  Contest date, time and location will be decided once teams have registered.

Where: TBD

When: TBD

4-H STEAM Night – Paper Mechatronics

MechatronicsWho: Community members and 4-H members in grades 3rd-8th

What: Join us for a fun night where science art unite! Explore the science of mechatroincs while bringing your creation “alive” with this movable art project. Everyone will get to take home their own design. Learn more about paper mechatronics.

Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office
6934 S. Lima St.
Suite B
Centennial, CO  80112

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $15 which includes pizza

Register Now! Spaces will fill up fast- first come, first served. Registration Closes 4/15

4-H STEAM Night Paper Mechantronics Flyer

This is a collaborative event between Arapahoe County CSU Extension and CU Denver Inworks

Arapahoe County 4-H Spring Dog Fun Match

Sponsored by the Arapahoe County 4-H Companion Animal Committee

Dog Fun MatchWho: 4-H Members enrolled in the Dog project

What: Showmanship, Obedience, Rally Costume Class, Adult Showmanship and “Best Trick” fun classes too!

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave
Aurora CO 80016

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Registration 8:00 am
Judging Begins at 9:00 am

Cost and Registration:

Pre-Registration by March 15 Flat Fee: $15 per exhibitor
Day of show Registration Flat Fee: $20 per exhibitor

Make checks payable to Arapahoe County 4-H CAC

Mail completed registration and payment to:
Arapahoe County 4-H CAC
Debbie Cuvelier
4375 S Cathay Way
Aurora, CO 80015

Contact: Debbie Cuvelier – 303-261-7037

Important Information:

  • All dogs are required to be current on vaccinations. Please bring proof of immunization.
  • Female dogs in heat may not be shown.
  • Aggressive or sick dogs may be excused.
  • There will be a silent auction!
  • Concessions will be provided.

Creative Cooks Contest

Creative Cooks Contest









WhoAll 4-H’ers, ages 5-18 may enter.  Participants are encouraged to be enrolled in the food project, but it is not a requirement.

Age Divisions are:

Cloverbuds Ages 5-7
Juniors Ages 8-10
Intermediate Ages 11-13
Senior Ages 14-18

Members may enter as:

Individuals bring only one food item from their menu
Teams (2) bring two food items from their menu
Groups unlimited number (8-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds) who bring all items from their menu

What: Members select a theme and prepare a menu, food, a table setting and outfit around their theme (outfit optional).  They use their knowledge of nutrition, meal planning and food preparation in a creative way.  The contest is followed by an awards ceremony.

Where: TBD

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Registration opens at 8:15 AM and judging will start at 9 AM.

Register: Entries are due on February 9, 2018 – Late Entries not accepted.  Return entry forms to: Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office email to Shaylen Florez.


  • Douglas County exhibitors will receive Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons if judged as such. Individual and team champions in each division will have the opportunity to represent Douglas County at the State Fair in August.
  • Arapahoe County exhibitors will receive ribbons as well as participation gifts. Individual and team champions in each division will have the opportunity to represent Arapahoe County at the State Fair in August.

It Helps to Know: Each 4-H’er can enter one or two divisions.  The divisions are individual division, team division or group division.  They may not enter three divisions.

Questions: Call or email Shaylen Florez, 303-730-1920

Creative Cooks Guidelines and Entry Form

Consumer Choices Contest

Consumer Choices Contest









Who: 4-H Members between the ages of 5-18.

What: Participants learn to think logically and utilize their level of knowledge to make sound decisions.  Members judge a class of four items and give oral reasons for their ranking.  The challenge Contest is a competitive quiz.  Youth are given buzzers and one minute to answer a multiple-choice question.  The first person to buzz in gets the opportunity to answer the question.  Points are added up and the youth with the most points wins.

Where: Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office
6934 S. Lima St.
Suite B
Centennial, CO  80112

When: March 10th from 8:30 AM -1:00 PM.  Registration will open at 8:00 AM.

Register: Entry forms are due by Friday, February 9, 2018 (late entries will not be accepted)

2018 Consumer Choices Guidelines and Registration

Rabbit 101 Workshop

RabbitWho: 4-H members enrolled in the Rabbit project

What: Learn from rabbit experts from the Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming, and Southwest Nebraska area.  You will see several different breeds of rabbits up close and have the opportunity to speak with the breeders.

Presentations will include:

  • Different breeds of rabbits
  • Tans
  • Commercial-type Breeds
  • General care, feeding, breeding.
  • Raising Meat Pens and /or Single Fryers for Fair


Dill Shop
15515 CR 98
Nunn, Colorado 80648

When: February 18, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register: Please send registration to Kelli via email or mail.

Kelli Kunau
39797 CR 31
Ault, CO 80610


  • Kelli Kunau – 970-305-2931 or 970-217-4919
  • Robbie Hirsch – 720-635-2325

Colorado Kennel Club and the 4-H State Training Team Presents Statewide 4-H Dog Workshop





Who: 4-H members enrolled in the Dog project

What: Showmanship, Obedience, Rally and Agility


National Western Stock Show Complex
4655 Humbolt St.
Denver, CO 80216

Workshops will be held in the Expo Hall (just inside the main doors)

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • Rings on a Rotating Basis – 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Advanced Obedience – 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free – Please identify yourself as a 4-H member when entering complex

Parking Fee: $10.00

Register: 4HOnline


  • Kelli Kunau – 970-305-2931 or 970-217-4919
  • Robbie Hirsch – 720-635-2325

Additional Information:

Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. If you have a disability for which you seek an accommodation, please notify CSU Extension at 719-583-6566 at least five (5) business days in advance of the event.

Statewide 4-H Dow Workshop Flyer

4-H Extravaganza

4-H Extravaganza

Who: All 4-H and community members

What: 4-H Extravaganza is an event for 4-H and community members to learn more about what 4-H has to offer.  It is a time for members enrolled in animal projects to take the Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) test, which a requirement for these members.  This event offers a variety of sessions pertaining to a multitude of interest areas for youth, as well as adult volunteers.


Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 East Quincy Avenue
Aurora, CO 80016

When: Saturday, February 3rd


  • $5 – Event registration for MQA (if applicable), workshops, and lunch
  • FREE – MQA and/or Workshop Sessions ONLY (NO LUNCH)

RSVP: Registrations is required! REGISTRATION CLOSES JANUARY 31

Register today! 


See more information for each workshop offered at 4-H Extravaganza


10:00AM -3:00PM ALL DAY Cloverbuds in Action
10:30AM -3:00PM ALL DAY MQA Trailer
10:30AM-3:00PM ALL DAY Maker Trailer: STEM (Sci, Tech, Engin, Math)
9:00AM-10:30AM Shooting Sports Safety Orientation Meeting
10:00AM-11:30AM Officer Training – Parli Pro, Running Meetings
10:30AM-11:30AM New Member Questions
10:30AM-11:30AM STEM Activity – Woodworking
10:30AM-11:30AM Needle Felting
11:30AM-12:30PM Tandy Leather
11:30AM-12:30PM Animal Nutrition: Balancing rations, feeds, and feeding
11:30AM-12:30PM Public Speaking
11:30AM-12:30PM County Contests and YOU!
12:30PM-1:00PM LUNCH
12:30PM-1:30PM LEADERS – Club Engagement
1:00PM-2:00PM Cat Showmanship
1:00PM-2:00PM Carcass Merchandising
1:00PM-2:00PM Crochet Workshop
1:30PM-2:00PM LEADERS – Fundraising & Promotion 4-H Opportunities
2:00PM-3:00PM How to Become a Grand Champion
2:00PM-3:00PM Dog Training 101
2:00PM-3:00PM Horse: Saddle and Track Fitting
2:00PM-2:30PM LEADERS – Project Leader 101
2:30PM-3:00PM LEADERS – 4-H for Everyone & Member Recruitment
3:00PM-5:00PM Dance Workshop & Dance Party!


Leadership Development Conference (LDC)

Leadership Development Conference Leadership Development Conference







LDC Information, Schedule, & Registration

Who: 4-H members between the ages of 14-18 (as of December 31, 2017) who register by Jan 2, 2018

What: LDC is a weekend-long conference that is held in Denver and gives the youth the chance to work on their leadership and citizenship skills.

The Denver Renaissance Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207

When: Saturday, Jan 27 – Monday, Jan 29


  • The cost of the conference is $160 (does not include hotel cost).
  • The hotel cost is approximately $115 without tax.

4-H Cooking Camp

4-H Cookng Camp - Winter Wonderland











Who: Anyone between the ages 8-13 as of December 31, 2017.

What: Come join us for the 2018 4-H Cooking Camp, January 4th & 5th at the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office. This year’s theme is Winter Wonderland. Campers will be making their own snacks, beverages, and lunch all from scratch while learning some sweet cooking skills from experienced 4-H camp counselors. This is your chance to be creative in the kitchen, as we will be showing off what we learned in a Creative Cooks Contest at the end of camp. You don’t want to miss out on this fun, hands-on experience.

Where: Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office
6934 S. Lima St.
Suite B
Centennial, CO  80112.

When: Thursday and Friday, January 4th-5th from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM each day

Register: Register today! Registration deadline is December 18, 2017. First come, first serve. The camp will fill up at 15 participants, so make sure to reserve your spot ASAP!

Cost: $30 – Includes all food and camp materials

Can’t wait to see you there!

Extension Programs are available to all without discrimination. If you need special accommodation(s) to participate in the event listed, please contact Danielle Ardrey at 303-738-7977. Your request must be submitted at least 10 days in advance of the event.

National Youth Science Day (NYSD) Experiment – Incredible Wearables

Incredible Wearables







Who: Anyone in grades 4-12 who wants to try out some cool science!

What: Have you ever wanted to build something using technology? Join us for the 2017 4-H Youth National Science Day experiment! Teams will be working together to design their own fitness tracker. You will see what it is like to be an engineer using technology to solve real-world problems. Watch a video of the experiment. There will be lots of fun hands-on activities and pizza! Bring a friend and check it out.

Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
25690 E Quincy Ave
Aurora, CO 80016

When: Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00-8:00 PM

Cost: $5- includes Pizza!

RSVP: Register by November 1st! Space is limited; first come, first served.

Questions? Contact Danielle Ardrey at 303-738-7977

NYSD Experiment Incredible Wearables Flyer


2017 Colorado Leadership Conference (CLC)

Colorado Leadership Conference











Who: 4-H members must be in grades 6th through 9th (based upon 2017-2018 school year).  ONLY 7 SPOTS AVAILABLE! First come, first serve.

What: The Colorado State 4-H Senate Officer Team plans and conducts this camp for 4-H members in grades 6th through 9th. This event usually happens in November and is held at the Glenwood Springs Recreation Center.

The purpose of this camp is to provide an opportunity for youth to learn teamwork, leadership, communication, and citizenship skills through a variety of workshops.

Where: Glenwood Springs Recreation Center

When: November 3-5th


  • Adult/Chaperone/Volunteer-Leader: $135
  • 4-H Member: $135
  • State Officer: FREE


  • Register for the event on 4HOnline
  • RSVP to Danielle Ardrey by October 17th

Print the CLC Flyer

 2018 Contest Results

Consumer Choices Contest Results – Awesome job!

Creative Cooks Contest Results – Nice work!

Check out what else we’ve done