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Join a 4-H Club

Program Contact: Nancy Baskett, 4-H Program Coordinator
(206) 263-1923 •

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

City   Name Projects
Auburn Curious Kids Science, Poultry
Auburn Lucky Horseshoes Horse
Auburn Muckleshoot Sya~ya~ Various
Auburn Plateau Poultry Poultry
Auburn Top Cats Cat
Auburn Auburn Valley Tailwaggers Dog
Bellevue Kelsey Creek Critters Rabbit, Cavies and poultry
Bellevue Eastside Hushpuppies Dog
Buckley Classic Riders 4-H Horse
Buckley Clover Leaf Goat, STEM, Arts,Photography
Covington Golden Horseshoes Horse
Covington Mounted Mischief Horse
Covington  Blue Ribbon 4-H Alpaca  livestock
Enumclaw 4-H Fusion Performing Arts, Alpaca
Enumclaw Cascade Home Ec Cooking
Enumclaw Evergreen Equestrians Horse
Enumclaw Ganados Livestock
Enumclaw Happy Hayburners Horse
Enumclaw Rainier Rabbit 4-H Rabbit and Cavy
Enumclaw Sirius  Dog
Enumclaw Wranglers & Riders Horse
Issaquah   Mounted Magic Horse
Maple Valley  Homesteading Half-Pints Gardening, Poultry, Rabbits, Cavy Art, Science
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
Seattle Hightekerz Robotics
Snoqualmie Valley Snoqualmie Valley Evergreens Rabbits, Goats, Gardening
Vashon Eyes of the Future Guide Dogs
Vashon Vashon Rock Riders Horse