Join 4-H

Program Contact: Jenny Schmidt, 4-H Coordinator
(360) 417-2398 • jenny.schmidt@wsu.edu

join-4hFrequently Asked Questions:

How do I join 4-H?

Contact Jenny Schmidt, 4-H Program Coordinator, to get connected with a club that meets your needs and interests, or become a volunteer and start a club in your neighborhood!

After you find a club that meets your needs, create a family account and submit a current enrollment in the 4-H Online enrollment system! New members must attend a club meeting and pay county management fees/club dues to confirm enrollment.  Financial assistance available upon request.

Who can join 4-H?

4-H age is determined by October 1st of the current 4-H year.  Youth who have reached their 5th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year), through those who have not reached their 19th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year)  Exception-For the 2016-2017 year those 4-H members who are in the 12th grade or who have not reached their 19th birthday before (January 1, 2017) may enroll in the 4-H porgram through their local County Faculty.

  • Members must have reached their 8th birthday by October 1st of the current 4-H year to be eligible for:  Competitive situations, large animal projects, shooting sports projects, and food preservation projects.
  • Special Education youth, older than 19 and less than 21 years of age, may enroll with approval from 4-H staff.

How much does 4-H cost?

Clallam County 4-H Clubs have an annual management fee of $25/youth member with a maximum of $75/family which supports our program operations. Financial assistance is available; contact your club leader. Clubs may have additional annual dues. Fees for participation in special interest and other programming vary with the program.

When can you join 4-H?

The 4-H year begins October 1st of each year so Fall is a great time to join 4-H. However, depending on the club, members can usually join at any time during the year. To be able to participate in the Clallam County Fair as a 4-H member, youth must be enrolled in a club and projects by June 1st. Some projects have earlier deadlines for participation; check with your club leader.

Who can start a 4-H club?

4-H clubs and programs are run by volunteers. Any community member is welcome to apply to become an enrolled volunteer and start a new club. It takes 5 youth from three families and at least one enrolled 4-H volunteer to start a club. Volunteer orientations and new club leader trainings are held throughout the year. Contact jenny.schmidt@wsu.edu for more information.

More Questions? Contact jenny.schmidt@wsu.edu

WSU Extension of Clallam County, 223 E. 4th St. Suite 15, Port Angeles, WA 98362; (360) 417-2398