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4-H Events, Camps, Conferences, & Contests

Check out our upcoming events, camps, conferences, and contests.


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.

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)

2017 Consumer Choices Guidelines and Registration


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

2017 Results

County Contest Night Results – Awesome job!

Consumer Choices Results are in- nice work!

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