What are 4-H Cloverbuds?

4-H Cloverbuds are youth ages 5-7, grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Cloverbuds do not compete in 4-H, but still participate in club meetings, camp activities, and more. Read about more opportunties for Cloverbud youth below! 

The Cloverbud program objectives include developing:

  • self-understanding skills (self-esteem)
  • social interation skills (getting along with others)
  • decision making skills
  • learning skills (learn how to learn)
  • mastering physical skills

Cloverbud Overnight Camp: June 28-29, 2024

Did you know there are overnight camping opportunities for Cloverbuds and their families? Learn more about Cloverbud Overnight Camp at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp here! 


Clover Bud Day Camp: August 8th, 2024

Jackson County 4-H has hired two outstanding summer interns who are planning a fun-filled 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp to be held at the end of the summer. Save the Date for Friday, August 9th and join us for a fun before back-to-school Cloverbud Day Camp! More information will be available soon.


Project Jumpstarts (2024)

Project Jumpstarts are now available for 2nd Grade Cloverbuds interested in exploring a 4-H project!

Project Jumpstarts are beginner 4-H curriculum that make great introductions to 4-H project work. Project Jumpstarts are intended to be completed by the Cloverbud with the help and guidance from an adult/parent. These are fun, at-home summer activities to complete with your child to introduce them to project book work before their first year as a project member.

Project Jumpstarts cost $3.00. Youth who complete a Project Jumpstart gain the experience of going through a project book interview at General 4-H Project Judging. Cloverbuds are non-competitive, so their books and interviews are not scored or eligible for awards. Cloverbuds who participate in Project Jumpstart Judging will receive a certificate of completion and will be recognized during the Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony at the Jackson County Fair.

To learn more about available Project Jumpstarts, download the order form here: 2024 Cloverbud Project Jumpstart Order Form

To order your Cloverbud a Project Jumpstart, please connect with your Club Advisor or stop by the Extension Office today!


Cloverbud Graduation & Recognition (2024)

Cloverbud Graduation Cap Decorating

Graduating Cloverbuds have the opportunity to decorate graduation caps to wear during their Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony.

Decorating will take place during 4-H Booth Decorating the week before the Fair. Cloverbud youth will receive a free white graduation cap to decorate with green decorations. Any specific decorating supplies wanted should be brought to decorating with the Cloverbud to use.

Cloverbud Graduation Ceremony

  • Graduating Cloverbuds will be recognized along with graduating 4-H seniors during the 4-H Awards Ceremony on Monday, July 15th at 5:00 PM. Cloverbud graduates are encouraged to wear their graduation caps and a 4-H t-shirt.

Cloverbud Recognition & Barn Tour

  • Finally, on Thursday, July 18th at 3:00 PM, Cloverbud Advisors will be leading a Cloverbud Recognition and Barn Tour for ALL 4-H Cloverbuds. 

We hope to see you at all the fun upcoming Cloverbud events!


Cloverbud Project Book: My Cloverbud Year

Did you know that cloverbuds of all ages have their own project book? Check out the My Cloverbud Year Project Book and order yours through your 4-H Club Advisor today!


Cloverbud Connection Newsletter

OSU Extension in Monroe and Hocking Counties provide 4-H Cloverbud Volunteers with research based information in the Cloverbud Connections Newsletter. The newsletter is published four times a year and can be accessed via the web. Click on the following link to read current and past issues of the Cloverbud Connections Newsletter.