4-H Programs

2023 Winter/Spring Youth Programs

Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity

Welcome to 4-H in Marathon County! All fall youth activities are offered by the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Division of Extension – Marathon County, and the Marathon County 4-H Leaders Federation.  Traditionally, 4-H programs happen where ever youth are.  This could be after school, or as a workshop, club, camp, or special event. 4-H programs are offered in a wide variety of formats and places because they’re designed to fit the interests and needs of the diverse young people who live in our rural and urban communities.

This winter and spring, we will be offering a variety of programs for all youth in the Marathon Communities, currently in 5K to one year past high school. Some programs have specific ages while others are open to all youth.

Stop back often, we will update as more programs are offered.

Questions?  Contact Holly Luerssen, 4-H Educator, at holly.luerssen@wisc.edu or 715-261-1240.


Now Hiring – Summer 4-H Program Assistant

Do you like working with youth? Intersted in a youth development career? Just want to hang out with cool kids and plan fun things this summer? Then join our Marathon County 4-H team as a Summer 4-H Program Assistant.

As an AmeriCorp member, you will grow professionally and personally; be a part of something bigger while giving back to your communtiy; and receive an Education Award at the completion of program to use for college.

As a 4-H Summer Program Assistant, you will directly engage in youth educational programs; attend summer camp; be a resource to the community; build your leadership tool box; and so much more.

AmeriCorp 4-H Summer Program Assistants earn a $5400 living wage for 450 hours of guaranteed work. Once the 450 hours of work is completed, participants will receive an additional $1728.25 educational award. Together creating an hourly wage of almost $16.00. Program time is mid-May to mid-August (start time is flexible). We have flexible work hours. Typical program hours are M-F 8:30-4:30 with some evening and weekends.

Office Location:

UW Madison Division of Extension-Marathon

212 River Drive, Wausau, WI 54403

Ideal Applicants:

2023 High School Graduates, 17 years and older

College Students looking for relative program experience

Adults looking for flexible scheduling.

Others interested in youth development.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:

holly.luerssen@wisc.edu by March 1, 2023

Questions? Contact Holly Luerssen, Marathon County 4-H Educator, at holly.luerssen@wisc.edu.


Save The Date: Kids’ Day Camp

More Info to Come


String Art with Wood


VIP Training – Adult Volunteers

Are you interested in being a 4-H club leader or project leader? Or, perhaps you are
interested in being a 4-H camp chaperone! Maybe you became an official 4-H volunteer
many years ago and you are looking for a refresher on things that may have been
updated since then. This training is for you!
One of the first steps in becoming a registered 4-H volunteer with Extension is to attend
this orientation called “Volunteers in Preparation”. Get registered today! This is the only
volunteer training that must be completed in person. All other trainings are available
online. Sign up at https://bit.ly/VIP4H22.


2023 4-H Summer Camp – Staff Recruitment Time

Join the 4-H Summer Camp team this summer and make a difference in the lives of youth! We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated staff members to help lead outdoor adventures and hands-on activities at our 4-H camp. This is a unique opportunity for older youth and adults to share your love of the outdoors and make lasting memories with campers.

For more information go to:  https://bit.ly/4-HCampStaffInfo23


Join Us & Have the Time of Your Life!

Bundle up, it’s time to play.

We’ll hit the hills and have our say. (sledding & learing)

Winter camp is here to stay.

Let’s make some memories today!

Youth in 7th-12th grade are welcome to join us at the 2023 4-H Winter Leadership Camp. In between leadership workshops, we will enjoy the great outdoors by sledding, playing broom balls, hiking, and so much more. Register at https://bit.ly/4HWINTERCAMP22


SAVE THE DATE: Summer Camp – June 12-14, 2023

More Information to come!


Clover Kaboom – Winter & Spring Sessions

Youth in 5K-2nd grade are invited to join us for our monthly workshops. All workshops are held at the Marathon County 4-H/Extension Office. Enroll today https://bit.ly/4HKaboom23


4-H Volunteer Retreat Day – For ALL Marathon & Wood Adult Volunteers

Register by Friday, Feb 10th at https://forms.gle/qxzR36q1fXAvus4y7


Jade Betts is creating Marathon County 4-H teams to attend the 2023 4-H Dairy Bowl in Green Bay. If you are interested in joining a team please contact Jade at betts3@wisc.edu.

More info on the 2023 Dairy Bowl can be found at https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/dairy-quiz-bowl


4-H Club Banner Refresh

It’s time to refresh our club banners displayed at fair. Show off your club’s artistic talents by entering the 4-H Club Banner contest. All banners will be displayed at fair where People’s Choice Awards will be given. Previous banners may be picked up at the 4-H Office at your convenience.

Check out the graphic for more information regarding sizing, 4-H Clover rules, and more. Turn the new banners in by June 1st to the 4-H Office.


Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity

Stop back often, we will update as more programs are offered.

Questions?  Contact Holly Luerssen, 4-H Educator, at holly.luerssen@wisc.edu or 715-261-1240.

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