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4-H Youth Development Program – Garfield County

Bi-County 4-H Camp Canceled for 2021

Washington State Parks has informed us that they will not be opening Camp Wooten for overnight camping in the 2021 season.  This announcement, along with the current phases that Garfield, Columbia and Asotin Counties are in, in addition to Covid-19 rules/guidelines that WSU has in place for the 4-H program, will make hosting an overnight camp impossible.

This is only the second time in over 60 years that Garfield and Columbia counties along with Asotin and Waitsburg 4-H’ers have not been able to go to summer camp.

Welcome to Garfield County 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 Garfield 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:
  • 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.


Vision

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.

Mission

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.

 

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Dear 4-H members and families:  

We are thrilled to start the new 2020-2021 4-H year and are celebrating our youth by offering a free 4-H Kick Off Kit to all youth members who enroll between October 1st and November 15th, 2020! Each kit will include a 4-H notebook, mood pencil, sharpie, and a 4-H logo mask!     

This year’s enrollments will be processed through the brand new 4Honline 2.0!   We hope you find that enrollment through the updated site is not only more modernized, but also easier to use and navigate. You can find additional instructions and a step-by-step guide to enrollment at https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/member-resources/.     

If you need help with enrollment, please reach out to Lisbeth or Sheree at WSU/Garfield County Extension Office, 509-843-3701, to set an appointment to come in and enroll.    

Sincerely,

Sheree Ledgerwood
WSU/Garfield County 4H Coordinator
757 Main Street, Pomeroy, WA 99347
509-843-3701