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 5000 young people aged 5 to19 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.
Join the Ithaca Children's Garden each Monday (1/6-2/24) for stories of plants, gardens, and nature plus hands-on activities for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. FREE!
Youth aged 6-to-14 can spend school break day 1/30 outside at 4-H Acres with Primitive Pursuits, exploring nature and learning skills! Self-determined sliding scale fee: $65-$95. Call to sign up!
This NASA-developed training on Saturday, January 25 for 4-H educators, leaders, teens, librarians and teachers will cover fun, hands-on ways to teach the basic concepts of physics to youth in grades 4-8. Call to sign up!