Welcome to 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 Columbia County. Today 4-H is everywhere–in cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities. In the 21st century, 4-H serves a broad clientele with an expanded program using a variety of ways to “learn by doing.”
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 on October 1st to participate.
How to Join 4-H
You can join 4-H in a few easy steps:
- Find a Club:
- Find a club that offers leadership in a project you’re interested in. Contact the extension office to find a club or start your own.
- Decide on a Project:
- There are numerous different project opportunities for 4-H members to participate in and with self-determined projects. Find the list of projects here.
- Enroll in 4-H online:
- Get involved and HAVE FUN!
Need help? Please contact the extension office or take a look at this enrollment guide.
Please Visit or Contact Us!
We warmly welcome you to Columbia County 4-H! Whether you are new to the Clover or already part of the 4-H family, we hope that you’ll find what you’re looking for on our website. If not, please email or call the extension office in Dayton.
WSU Columbia County Extension Office:
Office Phone: (509) 382-4741
137 E. Main Street
Dayton, WA 99328
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Naedene Shearer/Acting Director
(509) 382-4741 Extension
Siera Hall|4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 382-4741 Extension
Naedene Shearer |Columbia County Extension Office Manager
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.
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. We reach out to kids and their families to build skills for real life. WSU 4-H Youth Development is committed to providing safe and inclusive environments for all youth and adults regardless of race; sex; gender; sexual orientation; gender identity/expression; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; citizenship; physical, mental, or sensory ability; genetic information; and/or status as an honorably discharged veteran or member of the military.