Welcome to 4-H in Tompkins County! All youth activities offered by Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension fall under the 4-H umbrella, whether they happen 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. Over 4500 young people aged 5-to-19 take part in 4-H activities in Tompkins County each year through 4-H Clubs, Primitive Pursuits, Urban 4-H Outreach and Rural Youth Services.
You can read more about 4-H, its history and philosophy on this site, and you can find ways that you and your family can become involved. Once you see what 4-H has to offer, please call us with any questions you may have! We look forward to speaking with you, and we hope to welcome you soon to a 4-H program in your community. You can sign up for our monthly e- newsletter here.
More than 300 young people aged 5-to-19 are involved with 4-H Clubs in Tompkins County! Find a 4-H Club you can join, or learn how you can start a new 4-H Club!
Prepare to get MUDDY from 1 to 4PM on Sunday, June 30 for International Mud Day at the Ithaca Children's Garden Anarchy Zone! Mud pies, mud slides, mud pools and MORE!
Children aged 2 to 5 & their caregivers are invited to the Ithaca Children's Garden on Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00AM, July 3 to Sept. 4 for "Summer Sprouts". Learn about gardening through stories and hands-on activities! FREE!
We'll be making stuff at the Garden every Tuesday morning from July 2 to August 27. Come create, tinker, cook, and build with us. For all ages; $5/child or $10/family suggested donation.
Join Garden Naturalist John Alvarez and explore the animals that call ICG home, on Fridays from 10-11AM, 7/5 to 8/30. $5/child or $10/family suggested donation; free for ICG members.
Visit our youth-run Fair on July 25-27 and see what 4-H members have been working on this year! Free admission and parking. Animals, exhibits, contests, prizes and food! Don't miss it!