2022 Summer Youth Programs

2022 Summer Youth Programs

Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity

Welcome to 4-H in Marathon County! All summer 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, in the summer, 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 summer, 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.


 Kid’s Summer Day Camp

July 26, 2022

Youth who completed 5K-3rd grade are invited to join us at our Kids Summer Day Camp on July 26th.
The day will have plenty of outdoor activities, games, snacks, and lunch. Register by July 1st.
See flyer for more information.


 Marathon County 4-H Day at the Pool

June 26, 2022

Welcome Summer! 4-H Pool Day will be Sunday, June 26th at Schulenburg Pool in Wausau. This is a free family event!  Space is limited. So register early. Registration closes when space is filled or on June 20th. Register at https://bit.ly/4hpoolday. Contact Jasmine at 715-261-1244 or jasmine.carbajal@wisc.edu.


 Marathon County 4-H Day at the Woodchucks

July 10, 2022


  • Ticket to the The Pepsi Tailgate Pavilion & Box Seat
  • 2 hour All You Care to Eat and Drink package
  • Tailgate Pavilion Open 12:05pm through 2:05pm.
  • Youth under 10 will receive tokens to the inflatables.
  • Possibly participate in on field contests during the game.

Sign Up by June 20th at https://bit.ly/4HWoodchucks22


Need Financial Assistance, please reach out, we’d be happy to help.

Thank you Marathon County Leaders Federation for supplying

financial support to lower the cost of the tickets.



More Than Sprinkles

Cookie Decoration Workshop


Join us on June 23rd, to learn how to jazz up your summer sugar cookies.  This class will share several decorating techniques beyond sprinkles. Youth will bring home a few decorated cookies. This is also a great opportunity to refresh your skills for fair projects.  The $10 fee covers all necessary supplies. Register by June 16th at https://bit.ly/4HCookie22.


Northcentral Technical College is one of our wonderful community partners.  Check out these summer opportunities held at NTC this summer.

Manufactuirng Fun Summer-Camp-Flyer-2022




Summer Camp

A Three Day Two Night Sleep Away Camp


  • Dates: June 13-15, 2022
  • Where: Northern Lakes Impact Center in Rhinelander, WI (bus transportation is included)
    • Ages: Youth currently enrolled in 3rd-7th grades (as of April 1, 2022)
  • Cost: $55 for Marathon County 4-Hers; $90 for community youth





Archery Camp

A Three Day Program for Youth to Experience the 4-H Archery Program

This is a beginner’s class for youth 9 years and older. It’s perfect for those with little to no archery experience.  All equipment will be supplied. Participants will grow their shooting skill set as part of this program.  Additionally, they will participate in wildlife ecology lessons.


  • Fee: $15 per youth – Class size is limited to 10 youth per session.  So, sign up early!
  • Dates: July 19-21, 2022
  • Location: To Be Announce
  • Two Sessions Offered:
    • 10-11:30 am
    • 1-2:30 pm
  • Enroll by June 29th: https://bit.ly/4HArcheryCamp22


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


Foodie Camp

A 5 Week Series program where youth will explore produce from the local Farmers Market and create new recipes that will wake up the taste buds

What is the 4-H Foodie Club?

Simple…Kids in the Kitchen!  Do you want to learn how to jazz up your vegetables or your basic recipes? Are you interested in learning about how you can do farm to table in the Wausau area?

Youth in 3rd grade and older are invited to join us to enhance their skills in creating simple yet tasty snacks and meals. We will begin by walking to the local Farmers Market to select produce from local sellers. Then, we will create a few tasty new recipes using the items we purchase at the Farmers market.

Depending on selection we might create

  • Homemade salsa
  • Dips or spreads
  • Wraps or sandwiches
  • Infused beverages


  • Who:      Youth currently in 3rd grade and older (as of May 1, 2022)
  • When:     Wednesdays in July (6, 13, 20, 27)
  • Where:   Marathon County Extension Office 212 River Drive, Wausau
  • Time: 9-11am
  • Enroll by June 29th at https://bit.ly/4HFoodieCamp22

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


Good Thymes for the Fair

Update:  Didn’t join us for the first class?  Consider joining us for the second.  Contact Janell for more info.

Do you like pizza? Or spaghetti and meatballs? Would you like to grow herbs to add that signature flavor to your favorite Italian dishes? And would you like to show an herb garden at the Wisconsin Valley Fair? Then you’ll want to join this program!

In this two part program, we will meet May 23rd from 6:30-8pm and learn about how to care for potted herbs. You’ll get to choose which plants you’d like to grow for the herb garden fair exhibit. You’ll then pot up the plants into growing containers, and learn the skills you’ll need to care for your herbs.We’ll meet again July 11th from 6:30-8pm. Here we will learn how to prune our herbs and pot them up into their final containers for exhibition at the fair. We will review best showing practices, including what to share with the judges.

The cost for this program is $15 and covers the plants, potting medium, and growing pots. You’ll need a final container to exhibit your herb garden at the fair. We’ll cover those requirements at the first meeting in May. This program is presented by Janell Wehr, Extension Horticulture Educator, serving Marathon and Wood Counties. Questions? Contact Janell Wehr at janell.wehr@wisc.edu



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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