York County 4-H Blast

March 15, 2019

4-H Early Enrollment Ends Today!

Time to re-enroll in 4-H! All youth and volunteers who would like to participate in the York County 4-H program should complete their online enrollment here: ne.4honline.com


Today is the deadline to be entered to win clover cash and 4-H Swag in March. Payment must be received by 5:00 PM today in order to be entered. The drawing will take place LIVE on Monday, March 18!


The enrollment fee is $5 per member. Visit our website www.york.unl.edu for a link to the enrollment website and instructions on how to enroll. You are able to pay the $5 enrollment fee online or bring a check to the York Extension Office. You do not need to fill out the health information unless your child is going to a State 4-H camp. The official York County enrollment deadline is May 1.

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Big Red Summer Academic Camps

The 2019 Big Red Summer Academic Camps, to be held June 9-14, 2019, are just around the corner! New camp for 2019 is Animation! Also offered for this summer are: Engineering, Outdoor Nebraska, Unicameral Youth Legislature, Filmmaking, Teaching, Veterinary Science and Weather and Climate Science.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are residential, career exploration camps held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the UNL campus, meet people from across the country, spend time investigating an interest or potential career, and have a lot of fun! During the week-long camps, participants will work with UNL faculty to explore the topic of their particular camp. After spending several fun-filled days on campus, participants' families are invited to attend a special capstone event where campers will showcase their achievements.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are open to all youth grades 10th-12th including recent high school graduates. All housing and food is provided for participants throughout the duration of the camp. Partial and Full scholarships available!!! FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for the Discover Teaching Camp! Early Bird registration ends April 15th!

More information about Big Red Camps is also available online at https://4h.unl.edu/big-red-camps

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Regional Junior 4-H Camp

Dates: June 5-7, 2019

Who can go to Jr. Camp? 4-H’ers age 8 – 11 from York, Boone, Platte, Polk, Merrick, & Nance Counties

Where is the Camp? Whispering Cedars Camp, Genoa, Ne

What will we do? Zip line, repelling wall, swimming, singing, campfires, crafts, and more

How to Register? Return registration form by April 27th (spots limited)

What is the Cost? $85.00 per camper (4-H council scholarship available to help with cost)

See Registration form at back of March Newsletter.

4-H Regional Camp Counselors Needed!

We are looking for 4-H members between the age of 16-18 to serve as Regional Camp Counselors on June 5-7, 2019! This a great leadership experience, all expenses are paid and you get to be a mentor to great 4-H kids from Polk, York, Platte, Nance, Boone and Merrick Counties! Contact Tanya if you are interested and she will share the online application with you! Applications are due on April 1, 2019

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Flat Herbie is Here!

Flat Herbie February 15, 2019 marks 150 years since the day the state of Nebraska chartered the University of Nebraska. This means that on February 15, 1869, the University of Nebraska became a part of the fabric of our state.

Flat Herbie is here to celebrate this milestone. Cut out Herbie and make him part of your community by taking him on a tour of your town. Snap a picture of him at local events, favorite landmarks, or 4- H activities. Upload the pictures to your social media channels with #N150Herbie or email us at nebraska4h@unl.edu. We encourage everyone (students, faculty, staff, 4-H families, and alumni) to get in on the fun with Flat Herbie throughout 2019!

Flat Herbies are now available to pick up at the Extension Office.

Download your own Flat Herbie here: https://4h.unl.edu/documents/N150-Flat-Herbie.pdf

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