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Join 4-H

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H and Youth Empowerment Coordinator
(360) 912-2062 •

How do I join 4-H?

Step 1:

Find a club on our club list that has a project area you are interested in and is accepting new members then contact that club and ask to attend a meeting or two. If there is more than one club near you offering a project you are interested check them each out. Different clubs have slightly different personalities, we suggest you take the time to find the club that best matches your family’s needs.

Step 2:

Enroll on 4H online

4-H Online logo

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, pay enrollment fees and pay any club dues to confirm enrollment. Financial assistance is available upon request. No youth will be denied access to our programs.

Who can join 4-H?

4-H is open to every youth, ages 5-19, without discrimination!

There are four age groups* in which you can do a wide variety of projects and activities:
• Cloverbuds: ages 5-7
• Junior: ages 8-10
• Intermediate: ages 11-13
• Senior: ages 14 to less than 19

Shooting sports and large animal projects require youth to be at least 8 years of age to participate.

*4-H “age” is determined by the age of the youth by
October 1st of the current 4-H year.

  • 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?

$35 per youth member

How does this break down?:

  • WSU State 4-H Fee: $25 per youth
  • Clallam County 4-H Fee: $10 per youth, cap 3 youth per family
  • 4-H Club Fee: varies based on Club

How does the fee cap work? Please include this form with your payment

Child #1 fee: $35

Child #2 fee: $35

Child #3 fee: $35

Child #4 fee: $25

Child #5 fee: $25

Total fee for 5 children $155

Financial assistance is available upon request–no child will be denied access to our programs, just fill out this form and submit it with what you are able to pay.

*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. 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 May 1st. Some projects have earlier deadlines for participation; check with your club leader.

Who can start a 4-H club?

Contact Melanie Greer, Clallam County 4-H Program Coordinator, if you have any questions or if you wish to become a volunteer and start a club in your neighborhood!

WSU Extension of Clallam County, 1914 W 18th St. Port Angeles, WA 98363 or call at 360-912-2062.