Larimer County 4-H Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Open to all Larimer County Residents age 5-18 years old. Deadline to enter is Dec. 8th at 8am.

The Larimer County 4-H Exchange Program is a two-year commitment for 4-H members between the ages of 14 - 18. The youth help plan an exchange with an Exchange Club in another state. The first year, Larimer County hosts visitors from the partner state. The next year, the Larimer County members travel to the partner state. The Exchange Program has been in Larimer County for more than 50 years.

Members who join the Exchange Club can:

  • Create lifetime memories
  • Learn about travel, planning, fundraising, and budgeting
  • Gain a deeper insight into their own values
  • Increase understanding and appreciation of others’ heritage, customs, and cultural factors
  • Foster the development of initiative, independence, and leadership skills
  • Create new, and perhaps, lasting friendships 
  • Expand 4-H understanding beyond local community or county
  • Share information learned to strengthen local 4-H clubs and activities
  • Become involved in another community

Every member is responsible for the cost of the program.  In Larimer County, Exchange Club members fundraise throughout the year through events like the Exchange Club Auction & Dinner in February. Funds raised will be evenly divided by all club members who participate in each fundraising event.  More than 90% of the funds come through fundraising activities where club members volunteer their time and skills.

A suitcase and an airplane

You must be enrolled in 4-H to join the Exchange Club.

Current 4-H members: contact Jenny Broda at if you are interested in joining! If you are not a current 4-H member and are interested in joining, your first step is to join 4-H. Contact us at 970-498-6000 if you have questions or need assistance.

Thinking about signing up for the Exchange Club? Already enrolled but have questions? Contact:

Diane Kern

4-H Program Coordinator

Non-Discrimination Statement

Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.

Larimer County Office of Colorado State University Extension

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1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2004

Phone: (970) 498-6000 

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Our office follows the Larimer County Holiday Calendar for office closures.