4-H is an informal, practical educational program for youth. It is the youth development program of Washington State University. 4-H is where there’s fun in learning and learning in fun! One of the ways youth can participate in 4-H is by joining a 4-H Club.
What is a 4-H Club?
Clubs are the foundation of the 4-H program. A club can be any size from a small group of kids from one neighborhood to a larger club consisting of youth from all over the county. .. Each club is led by volunteers in their community.
What happens in a 4-H Club?
A 4-H club usually concentrates on one or more projects such as gardening, woodworking, small animals, food and nutrition, karate, photography, etc. 4-H members build leadership by electing officers and conducting their own business meetings; work together on community service activities; meet new friends; and most important, have lots of fun.
What age must you be to join a 4-H Club?
Membership is open to all girls and boys 5 -19 years of age. Children who are 5 before October 1 of the current 4-H year. Youth may stay in 4-H until his/her 19th birthday (must be before October 1 of the current 4-H year). Youth older than 19 and enrolled in special education classes may belong to 4-H with the approval of the county 4-H Faculty. Youth in 8 years and above can be standard 4-H club members and enroll in many different 4-H projects. Members of this age may exhibit their completed work to be judged for awards. Youth, 5 – 7 year old can be 4-H Cloverbud program which is a noncompetitive learning experience. Older 4-H members also have special opportunities, such as participating in Know your Government, WSU Teen Conference, and the King County Teen Leaders of Tomorrow Club.
How do you join a 4-H Club?
Each club is led by volunteers in their community. The list below shows the currently active clubs in King County. Some clubs may be full and not taking new members at this time. If you are interested in joining one of these clubs, or have any questions about 4-H Clubs, please contact us! If there is not a club available in your local area, we would love to help you start a new 4-H club in your community. All you need is an adult volunteer who likes to work with youth. We will provide support, training, curricula and assistance for your club to be fun, educational, and successful.
King County 4-H Clubs
|Auburn||Curious Kids||Science, Poultry|
|Auburn||Auburn Valley Tailwaggers||Dog|
|Bellevue||Kelsey Creek Critters||Rabbit, Cavies and poultry|
|Buckley||Classic Riders 4-H||Horse|
|Covington||Blue Ribbon 4-H||Alpaca livestock|
|Enumclaw||4-H Fusion||Performing Arts, Alpaca|
|Enumclaw||Cascade Home Ec||Cooking|
|Enumclaw||Rainier Rabbit 4-H||Rabbit and Cavy|
|Enumclaw||Wranglers & Riders||Horse|
|Maple Valley||Homesteading Half-Pints||Gardening, Poultry|
|Maple Valley||Maple Valley Marksmen||Riflery|
|Renton||Cedar River Rascals||Cat,|
|Renton||Teen Leaders Of Tomorrow||Leadership|
|Sammamish||Mt. Si Riders||Horse|
|Seattle||A Book of Adventure||Sewing, Cooking, Science|
|Seattle||Cooped Up in Seattle||Poultry, Sewing, Cooking, Gardening|
|North Seattle||North Seattle 4-H Clovers||Sewing, cooking, gardening|
|Shoreline||Seattle Power Paws||Dog|
|Vashon||Crazy Clover Vashon 4-H Club||Poultry, Science , Home Ec and more|
|Vashon||Eyes of the Future||Guide Dogs|
|Vashon||Vashon Rock Riders||Horse|