Projects

Loma Vista 4-H has a lot of interesting projects. Heres the complete list. You can choose which projects you want to be in at the September meeting. Or it may be possible to join a project later in the year. However many projects have a limit on the number of people who can join that project.

Any parent of a 4-H member is welcome to create a project

 

 

PROJECT NAME LEADER ASSISTANT LEADER DESCRIPTION AGE REQUIREMENT MAXIMUM MEMBERS MEETING DATES AND TIMES OTHER INFORMATION
ArcheryBecky BriggsEric BriggsLearn some history of archery, safety, leadership, and how to shoot using a bow.4th grade and older15Will start in late January and go through April.$20 fee for materials
Arts and Crafts/beadingChristina HoferNeed parents to stay and help Learn beading techniques to make simple jewelry and other crafts as desired by members5-8 this project is for primaries8Sunday afternoons with dates and times to be determinedsmall project fee for supplies/ junor leader ok too
Baking and Bread MakingValerie ZekoTina MorrisonLearn to bake a variety of breads, cookies, candy and treats12 and up6Will meet 2 or 3 times a yearBring an apron and $10 project fee
Bird WatchingPaul CaronNeed a parent to stayLearn to identify a variety of local birds on local trails.5 and older10Will meet3 to 4 times per yearParking fees possible
CampingJeanine Beylick-CurtisMr. CurtisLearn camping basics such as cooking in a group dutch oven, basic survival needs, and a nature hike. all ages welcome, at camp out members must have an adult family member presentUnlimitedCamping event to be Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, will have two meetings prior to discuss and organize activities Fees for camp site and materials
CaviesChristna HoferNeed a parent to stayLearn care, husbandry, illnesses, preventative medicine, and first aid for cavies and rabbits. Learn how to do showmanship.All ages welcomeUnlimitedMeets first Tuesday of each month October through May at Poinsettia School 6-7pm. No meeting in April due to school break.$10 fee for materials, copies, etc. Purchase of book Standard of Perfection ($8) and membership in ARBA/ACBA ($20) recommended.
CrochetCrystal McLeanLora LaneLearn basic stitches, slip knots, chain stitch, double stitch, triple stitch, and tie off end projects. Review granny squares for pot holders and blankets.Learn to utilize YouTube and how to videos to continue to crochet outside of project meetings.9and up84th Sunday of the month, 2-4, starting in October
Dog Care and ObedienceKathy MillerBeverly HalpinLearn basic dog care, preventative medicine and obedience. Will learn Rally and Showmanship.6 and up, parent or guardian required to attend all meetings for children age 10 and under10Meetings are from Oct through April exluding Dec. They are 1 hour every 2-4 weeks. $10 fee for materials, weekend dog shows are optional events. Need leash and collar and available dog.
DrawingGina MedinaNEED/or a parent to stay each meetingLearn to do black and white pencil sketching10 and up6Beginning in Feb. on Sunday afternoons for 2 hours$5 project fee
GardeningRobin WallaceTim SnowberIndoors, we will make terrariums, sprout greens and beans, learn about soil composition and the parts of a plant.Outdoors, we will plant, cultivate and harvest vegetable and flower beds in a garden in Camarillo.6 and up Unlimited1-3 second Sunday of month beginning in October$10 project fee
HikingRick LaneCrystal McLeanVariety of hikes around Ventura County, 1-3 hours each tailored to ability and interestAll ages welcome, members under 10 need a parent with themUnlimited1st Sunday of each month, starting in November, at around 12:30 in locations to be decidedmay encounter small parking fees, entrance fees for parks
Money 101Barry MorrisonTina MorrisonLearn fundamentals of household financial management including personal banking, budgeting, credit, loans, investing, and insurance.9th grade and up102-3:30 third Sunday of each mo. Oct. 16, Nov 20, Jan 15, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16dates may change to accommodate group if needed
Old Fashioned FoodsRick LaneLora LaneYour great-grandmother had a very small refrigerator. It could hold a few ice trays, and maybe some ice-cream, milk and butter, but little else. Eggs, mayonnaise, fruit, vegetables and almost everything in your refrigerator today was stored in a cool place, usually a basement. Even meat! They ate different from us because of this. Let’s explore what they ate 100 years ago compared to what we eat now. They salted, pickled, jellied, canned and dried many foods. Get ready to smoke, dehydrate and enjoy the foods of the past.10 and up84th Sunday of the month, 12 - 2pm staring in Octobermay be small supplies fee for materials
PhotographyTim SnowberRobin WallaceThis is a beginning/intermediate class (depending on participants). We will be working from the 4H curriculum. Topics to include how a camera works, image composition, taking pictures, and printing images. We will take pictures and look at them together. Students will need their own camera, a phone with a decent camera will work too. Final goal is to select images to submit to county fair.4th grade and older12We will meet the 2nd Sunday of the month 10/9, 11/6/ 1/8, 2/5 and 3/5 from 2-4pm so we can take pictures in different settings.
PoultryJonra CrossNeedLearn to identify different varieties of poultry feeding and management, showmanship, safe handing practices and cleanliness. Skills learned will be planning and organizing, working with others and knowledge of animal science.All ages welcome (projects are geared to age and years in the project) 10day and time to be determined
RabbitsMeliss ZieglerNEED/or a parent to stay each meetingLearn care, husbandry, illnesses, preventative medicine, and first aid for cavies and rabbits. Learn showmanship and rabbit hopping.All ages welcomeunlimited1st Tuesday of every month 6-7pm. At Poinsettia$10 returning members, new members $20 with reccomendation to get the ARBA Standard of Perfection book
Record Book and PresentationsLeslie BellmoreShelley MiyashiroWork on your 4H record book throughout the year and learn recordkeeping skills while working toward 4H achievement stars for your hat. Also, learn about 4H presentations, practice them here, and earn presentation points for the record books and skills for a lifetime.All ages welcome, unlimiitedWill meet at Poinsettia at 6pm (hour before club meeting) in November and January, Feb, March, April and May$3 for record book cover - buy from supplies officer
Roots and ShootsMelissa LalumJulie SalomonsonWe focus on activities related to helping animals, the environment, and our community. We will take field trips, volunteer with a rabbit rescue, do cleanup events at the beach and much more. 8 and older20Monthly meeting times vary depending on activitiy. At least two optional volunteer events per month available to members$5 project fee
RoboticsEric BriggsBecky BriggsLearn to build, program and operate robotics. Eventually students going into high school may become members of robotics team 3925.4-8th grade10October through December, meetings to be determinedMust have at least 5 members participating or it will be cancelled.
Sewing/Quilting and/or sewing and textilesRachel McClanahanJulie SalomonsonClothing and Textile members will not only learn the basics of clothing and other project construction but also explore purchasing, selection, appearance and care of clothing and textile. Quilting: members use how to design and assemble a quilt using machine or hand methods. May include guidance in selecting fabrics and patterns.8 and older, project are geared to age, years in project, and interest(s)10Dates and times will be determined. Will meet Mon and/or Wed pm and/or Sunday am at Fabric Town, USA 2682 E. Main St. in Ventura. (10% discount for project members to purchase suppliies)Bring working sewing machine and all necessary supplies. We will review what these are for new members. Parents are encouraged to stay with less experienced, younger members. Projects are based on years in 4H and experience level. Projects will follow a formal curriculum that may need to be purchased.