4-H Resources

Find everything you need to know about 4-H below!





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Purdue Extension - Vanderburgh County
13301 Darmstadt Rd, Suite A
Evansville IN 47725
(812) 867-4935

4-H Member Resources

Find everything you need to know about 4-H below!

4-H Link Newsletter

The 4-H Link newsletter is where you will find all the information for upcoming events, news from local clubs, and much more!

4-H Handbook

The 2023 Handbook can be found in the 4-H Handbook tab below.  

Achievement Records

4-H members will fill out achievement records to document their successes in 4-H.  Achievement records are submitted and used when selecting winners of awards and trips.  


The 4-H Link newsletter is where you will find all the information for upcoming events, news from local clubs, and much more!


December 2022

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

The 4-H Handbook contains all the rules and regulations for each 4-H project as well as information for county events, trips, and contests. It is important to read and understand the portions of the Handbook that apply to your projects.

If there is a discrepancy between the project manual and the 4-H Handbook, follow the directions in the 4-H Handbook.

A new handbook is published in January of each  year. 

2023 Handbook


This is a complete list of all the 4-H clubs in Vanderburgh County. You may contact any club you are interested in joining to learn more about their meetings and activities. These clubs are for youth in grades 3-12. Youth in grades K-2 may join Mini 4-H.

2023 Club Listing



The 4-H Record of Achievement is one of the most important forms you will ever complete while in 4-H. The Achievement Record is the official end of the 4-H year and indicates your completion of the year. The 4-H Council Awards Committee uses these forms to choose winners of county and state trips and awards. If you do not record all your information, the committee has no way of knowing what you have done.

You can download a blank Achievement Record at the bottom of this page. Both sides must be printed and completed. If possible, please pring your Achievement Records two-sided on white cardstock.

Also available below is a copy of the workshop presentation "College and Career Success Through 4-H." You can see examples of Achievement Records and record keeping that will help you throughout your life. You can also download a short, illustrated example of how to properly fill out your Record.

Additionally, you can join 4-H leaders, Dan Miller and Mary Biever, as they share tips and tricks on successfully completing your Achievement Record here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxQJTtHOfQM&feature=youtu.be or find a powerpoint with tips here.

Indiana 4-H Scholarships are due January 25 through 4-H Online. Find more details about the scholarships available and applications here.

To access an online scholarship workshop focusing on the 4-H Accomplishment Scholarship, click here: https://youtu.be/yLBXQsKHWRg.  Please download the Scholarship Worksheet to guide you during this workshop.  

Here you will find all record sheets and forms that are needed to complete your county projects.

Aquatic Science Record Sheets  

Collections Record Sheet

Safety Record Sheet & Home Hazard Hunt

Scrapbook Record Sheet

If you are looking a form, record sheet or any other information for a state project please visit here.

4-H Camp will be held on June 5-7, 2023 at the Historic Santa Claus Campground. 4-H Camp is open to all 4-H’ers currently in grades 3 through 6. Counties camping together include: Gibson, Knox, Pike, Posey, Spencer & Vanderburgh. Daily activities will include swimming, recreation, crafts, and LOTS OF FUN! We will also have a great group of Counselors ready to make camp the best three days of summer! You must be enrolled in 4-H in one of the above counties to attend 4-H Camp. If you have a non-4-H friend interested, there is still time for them to enroll in 4-H!
The Camp fee is $105 per camper and covers your lodging, meals, camp t-shirt, activities, and bus transportation to and from camp. If you need financial assistance, please contact our office for options. We are working on finalizing our camp schedule. The specific times will be sent to you in a letter along with important details prior to camp, but plan on leaving in the morning on June 5 and returning in the afternoon on June 7.
To sign up for 4-H Camp, you will register through 4-H Online under the events tab. Please find the enclosed instructions for registering. The registration deadline is April 15th. During registration we’ll need to know any dietary restrictions, medications taking, t-shirt size, and any bunk buddies your child requests. During registration, you will select to pay by “Check”. Please remit cash or check payment to Purdue CES Ed Fund to Purdue Extension – Vanderburgh County by April 15th. Prior to camp, you will receive a letter with details of camp activities, what to pack, etc.
If you need assistance registering or have any questions, please reach out. We hope you can join us for a fun-filled 4-H Camp!


Camper Invitation Letter

Camp Registration Instructions


Vanderburgh 4-H Campers and Counselors 2022