Summit County 4-H Projects

Summit County 4-H offers over 25 different projects, including 4-H STEM, horses, sewing, fly fishing, archery and more. All 4-H clubs have an adult volunteer leader who specializes in that project and enjoys working with youth. In 4-H projects, youth members learn life skills while learning the hands-on skill of the project.
4-H Rabbit club participants

4-H Horse Program

 All youth ages 8-18 (including non-4-H youth) must have passed the Safety Riding Test (pdf) to participate in Summit County 4-H/Open Horse Shows & Gymkhanas. 

Horse Level Testing Chart (pdf) 

Safety Riding Test (pdf)

4-H Record Books  

All 4-H Members ages 8-18 are expected to complete a 4-H record book for each of their chosen projects. Record books are required for State Fair. All Summit County 4-H members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Middle Park Fair in August to qualify for State Fair. 4-H leaders will assist members in completing their record books. 

Parental Involvement in Projects 

The most successful 4-H members have the interest and support of their parents. Here are some tips and ideas for parental involvement in 4-H projects:

  • Advise your child in selecting 4-H projects.
  • Participate in project meetings. If your child is ages 5-7, talk with the 4-H leader regarding parent participation in projects.
  • Show interest and enthusiasm for the projects.
  • Help guide your child with the project, but don’t do it for him/her.
  • See that when a project is started, it is completed satisfactorily.
  • Stay informed via weekly 4-H emails and the Summit County 4-H website.
  • Offer to assist the 4-H volunteer project leader, including meeting setup or cleanup.
  • Help find a local leader for a project, or serve as a volunteer 4-H leader in an area that interests you.

Related Links and Resources

How 4-H Projects Work (pdf)
State 4-H Project List (pdf)
Colorado 4-H Project Information

Colorado State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Summit County cooperating. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

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