Adventures is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at: Extension Publications. Also check out the following 4-H adventure-related projects: backpacking, bicycling, canoeing and winter travel. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Adventures.

Introduction to Adventures
What you can do in this project: learn how to camp safely in all weather conditions; investigate camping equipment and clothing; build a campfire and cook a meal; practice tying knots and first aid; learn to use a map and compass.
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H444, Introduction to Adventures

Adventures Leader
Resources: 4H443, 4-H Adventure Project
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?

Program Safety Regulations
All 4-H members and leaders (adult or youth) participating in the adventures project or activities, such as rock climbing/repelling and ropes adventure courses, must use protective or safety equipment, including approved safety helmets. Refer to the Program Safety section for specific requirements for this project.


Want to learn more about Adventures? Try the links below.

Adventures Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including adventures. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Adventures Project. Just follow these links! Camping
Lots of basic information on how to get started.

American Camp Association
Community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share their knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.

Camping U.S.A.
A one-stop shop for your camping information.

Go Camping America
Lots of helpful information on how to plan and carry out your camping trip.

Leave No Trace Camping Ethic Leave No Trace is a program to help you leave little or no impact when you travel and camp on public lands.

National 4-H Online Outdoor Adventures Project
Visit this site for additional National 4-H Outdoor Adventures Project activities, information and links.

National Parks Service
Find out more about our national parks. Find a park to visit.
The place for all your federal recreation reservations.

U.S. Forest Service
National Forests and Grasslands offer a diversity of outdoor opportunities.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Adventures Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.