4-H Youth Development

(360) 337-7157 x6270 • kitsap.county4h@wsu.edu

More Information

“As many of you know, the office has been trying to answer the question of what to do with funds that were donated to Kitsap 4-H Council as memorials for several people, some of which may have been intended for use at the Twin Lakes 4-H youth camp. Since the Twin Lakes property is no longer owned by the Kitsap 4-H program, we have been considering whether these funds should remain with the Kitsap 4-H Council or be transferred to the new Twin Lakes owners. Thank you for your patience as we have worked with WSU leadership to answer this question.” – Joy Lile



Upcoming Events
Tue 21

4-H Council Executive Committee Meeting

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 23

Public Holiday – Office Closed

November 23 - November 24
Dec 06

4-H Council Meeting

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 08

Drainage Sense Pro Workshop

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

What Youth Learn in 4-H

  • Leadership
  • Friendship skills
  • Citizenship & Service
  • Responsibility
  • Public speaking
  • Record keeping
  • Goal setting
  • Budgeting
  • Life skills

What is 4-H?

4-H is the youth development education program of Washington State University Extension, which is conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, your state land grant university (WSU) and Kitsap County. Today 4-H is everywhere–in cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the nation. The United States has more than 6 million members and 600,000 leaders. Around the world, 4-H type clubs now exist in at least 82 countries. In the 21st century, 4-H serves a broad clientele with expanded program using a variety of ways to “learn by doing.”


Washington State University 4-H Youth Development is developing young people to become productive citizens who are engaged in positive change, meeting the needs of a diverse and changing society.


4-H youth development education creates supportive environments for all youth and families to reach their fullest potential. This will be accomplished through a systemic approach of foundation and mission driven science to meet our goals.

Join 4-H

Questions? Contact our office 360-337-7157 x6270 or kitsap.county4h@wsu.edu