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4-H Challenge Course Leader Training

Join us for a 2-part 4-H Challenge Course certification training, designed to hone communication, trust, leadership, social/emotional, and other group-building skills with certified 4-H Challenge Training, Matt Duchow.

Part 1 takes place on June 4 at Sequim Middle School is Sequim, WA from 12PM-8PM.

Part 2 takes place on June 17 at WSU 4-H Challenge Course at Gibbs Lake in Chimacum, WA from 9AM-5PM.

Training Requirements:

  • Have completed a 4-H Portable Challenge Training within the last 3 years OR have facilitated at least one 4-H Portable Challenge course within the last year;
  • Be an enrolled and certified 4-H volunteer; and
  • Are able to complete all parts of the training.

Register by May 29 by contacting Tanya Barnett, Jefferson County 4-H Coordinator at or call (360) 379-5610 x208. Registration is $60 and covers facilitation and food. Make checks payable to WSU Extension Clallam County and mail checks to: 223 E 4th St. Suite 15, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Dog Project: End of Closed End Chutes and Contacts Needed

End use of Closed End Chutes

For safety reason Washington State 4-H will suspend the use of closed-end chutes in agility. AKC and other agility organizations have also suspended closed-end chutes.

List of Dog Program Contact

The state wide dog program would also like a compile a current list of county contacts for the dog program. Thank you to the counties that have already sent in the information. For the counties that have not, Please email a name and emails of your contact for your dog program to

Need Host Families for Academic Year Students

Washington State 4-H has committed to host two students for the school year from Japan and Korea. The students will be coming in July.

Please help me find host families as we need to place them as soon as possible as we need we need to have the school sign the acceptance form before the school end I am attaching the list of students that are well screened so if they have allergies it will be noted on this list. Please call me at 253 224-2884 if you or an interested family have any questions or would like to host. Once you located a family I will help them with the process and applications.  Families do not need to be in 4-H. They do not need a host sibling but it would be helpful.  For more information please email Nancy Baskett at or call 253 224-2884.

4-H Night at the Seattle Storm

“4-H Night at the Seattle Storm” will be July 28 7PM. 4-H has partnered with WNBA Seattle Storm to host a 4-H Night at the July 28th game. The tickets have been discounted to $15.00 so bring your club and support 4-H. Please contact Nancy Baskett at to purchase your tickets.

The Seattle Storm have a history with 4-H! Watch Katie Smith, a former Seattle Storm player and current Associate Head Coach of the NY Liberty talk about her 4-H background here:

The game takes place at the Seattle Key Arena, at the base of the Space Needle and Seattle Center. Plan to visit the Seattle Science Center and ride the monorail. You can spend the weekend and attend the Seattle Torchlight Parade Saturday evening. For more ideas to do while visiting Seattle check out this link

University of CA Seeking Extension Advisors

The University of California is seeking two Area Cooperative Extension advisors for 4-H Youth development. One position is in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, with an application deadline if June 23. The application can be found here:

The other opening is in Orange County with a deadline of July 17th, application here:

Washington State University