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Clear Creek 4-H Youth Development

Current COVID-19 Program changes – Our in-person 4-H programming is has been impacted by COVID-19. We are doing some collaborative programming with the Clear Creek Library District and the Clear Creek Recreation District/Kidz Korner. We send out a weekly Boredom Busters eNewsletter with STEM and learn from home ideas that support the 4-H motto of Head, Heart, Hands, and Health for youth and teens. Sign up for the eNewsletter list, and view the email archive with past week’s Boredom Buster activities.

4-H Clover Logo

4-H is a national youth development program that has been around for over 100 years.  The Clear Creek CSU Extension office opened in 2012, but prior to this, there was a Clear Creek club as a part of Jeffco 4-H.  As Clear Creek county does not have a county fair, we are currently unable to offer horse or livestock projects.  Clear Creek 4-H’s focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), life, and leadership skills through various projects.

4-H in Clear Creek County

C4 Botz Robotics Club

C4 Botz Robotics Club 2020-2021 Flyer with Sponsors

The C4 Botz are the high school 4-H robotics club, and for-credit robotics class at Clear Creek High School.  The high school 4-H robotics participants compete in the First Tech ChallengeSubscribe to our newsletter for updates about their 2021 competition schedule.

There is also a middle school contingent of the C4 Botz for an early intro to high school robotics, contact Chris for details, christine.crouse@colostate.edu.

2018 C2Botz CCHS Robotics team

4-H Enrichment in the Community

Kidz Korner activity session


Clear Creek 4-H also collaborates for youth enrichment with a variety of community organizations, to support youth programming at community events.  Some of the events and organizations we frequently collaborate with are the Clear Creak Recreation District’s Kidz Korner, Clear Creek Library District, Clear Creek School District, Communities that Care, Saturday in the Park, Big Horn Sheep Festival, Clear Creek Annual Watershed Festival, and the Annual Pumpkin Smash.  We will update the calendar with community events that Clear Creek 4-H is a part of.  Please contact christine.crouse@colostate.edu if you have a community event that you would like to collaborate with Clear Creek 4-H.

4-H Camps

Discover Clear Creek Celebration

Clear Creek 4-H collaborates with Clear Creak Recreation District’s Kidz Korner for the annual Discover Clear Creek Day Camp, during the month of July.

4-H youth volunteering at Easter Seals camp
4-H explanation tagline: 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
4-H pledge over clover graphic

Volunteer as a 4-H Leader!

4-H volunteers are the cornerstone to our Clear Creek 4-H programming and play a key role model in mentoring youth in Clear Creek County.  Our shared goal is to build life skills in young people and prepare them for a successful transition into adulthood. Contact Chris to learn more about volunteering at christine.crouse@colostate.edu.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.