What is a Cloverbud?
Cloverbuds is a non-competitive 4-H program for younger members to learn through activities that cover a variety of topics. As a result, they learn life skills, discover talents, and learn about fairness in a non-judgmental environment.
Cloverbuds are youth who are ages five, six, and seven by January 1 of the current 4-H year, which runs October to September. To sign up for Cloverbuds first go to 4honline and complete the enrollment forms. Next, pay the $30 enrollment fee for the year. After that you’re all set!
Extension staff, volunteers, and 4-H members may plan Cloverbud events. These can be workshops, day camps, Cake Decorating Contest, Creative Cooks Contest and 4-H Exhibit Day. Activity materials are available at the local Extension Office. For more information on upcoming events, check the latest newsletter .
Cloverbuds May Participate in 4-H clubs when activities are appropriate for their age group. When choosing a club It’s best to talk to the 4-H Coordinator to find one that meets their family’s needs.
4-H Cloverbuds may exhibit non-competitively at fair. This could be something they made at a club meeting, day camp, or other 4-H activity.
Some 4-H activities are not appropriate for Cloverbuds. In that vein, Colorado State University 4-H programs do not allow the following for youth under eight years old:
- Large animal activities, including but not limited to cattle, sheep, swine, and horses (including horseback riding)
- Small animal projects and activities
- Shooting sports and model rocketry sports activities and projects