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The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents improve their quality of life by offering a website, classes and programs that provide unbiased, research-based information on forestry, wildfire, wildlife, mountain gardening, noxious weeds and many other issues. Through our 4-H programs, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.

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4-H Club

Gilpin County has 1 traditional 4-H club that supports a variety of projects including shooting sports, dogs, robotics and more. Please contact the Gilpin Archwood club for more details.

Additionally, Gilpin County partners with Jefferson County 4H so that we can both have the advantages of larger membership and more opportunities — please go to their website for the latest information and updates:

4-H is open to enrollment for members ages of 8 and 18.


4-H Afterschool & Youth Camp

CSU Extension offers an enrichment program for youth featuring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Register for the following programs through the Community Center Afterschool program: (303) 582-1453.

Mondays from 4:30-6:00: STEAM activities for youth age 5-8 and 4-H leadership programming for ages 8-18.

Fridays: the day-long camp has outdoor STEAM activities (yes even in winter) and art for all ages from 9:15-11:15.

Tech Time

Join us for Tech Time at the Library!

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm: kids (age 5-8 up to a maximum of 12 participants) visit the library for tech activities ranging from bridge building to robotic design.

Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm: youth (age 8+ up to a maximum of 12 participants) visit the library for tech activities ranging from robotic design to coding.

Contact Kirsten Springer at for more details.

4-H robots




Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.