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(360) 228-7307 • kitsap.county4h@wsu.edu

How Do I Join 4-H?

Please read fully and follow these steps when joining 4-H. Check out our FAQ section for full information on age requirements, cost, and when you can join.

1. Looking for a Club? First check out our list of current clubs in the “Find a Club Now” button below. Once you have found a club of interest fill out our 4H inquiry form stating your club(s) of choice. Our program coordinator will then connect you with the appropriate club.

2. The Club leader will reach out with the following club requirements, including:

  • Location of meetings
  • Time of meetings
  • Required attendance
  • Parental involvement required

3. Attend a Club meeting to see if it is a good fit for you and your child
It is important that before you enroll in 4H you have found a club that is a good fit for your child and family.

4. Enroll your child

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5. Pay your 4-H State and County fees online by credit card within 30 days of enrolling online.

  • $25 WSU State 4-H fees (per youth)
  • $25 Kitsap County 4-H fees (per youth, with a 3 youth per family cap, $60 total per family). If you are a family of more than three youth please contact the office to receive the enrollment cap code.
  • There are NO refunds for membership fees so please make sure that the Club is a good fit for you and your family before making your payment.
  • Scholarships available: Kitsap Scholarship Request Form

6. Enjoy your 4-H year and continue to Learn By Doing!

If you have any questions feel free to contact the office with any further questions.


FAQ – 4H Common Questions

How old do I have to be?

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

*4-H “age” is determined by the age of the youth by October 1st of the current 4-H year. Shooting sports and large animal projects require youth to be at least 8 years of age by October 1st to participate.

How much does it cost?

This is a once-per-year fee that allows youth to participate in as many 4-H projects as they choose (fees to participate in special-interest programs such as Know Your Government and Teen Rally vary with the program).  Financial assistance is available upon request – no youth will be denied access to 4-H programs.

In 4-H, you get to decide what program to join. These are some of the active projects in Kitsap County:

Animals: Dogs, Horses, Cats, Rabbits, Cavies (guiene pigs), Llamas, Beef, Sheetp, Goats, Poultry
Shooting Sports: Archery, Riflery
Arts: Sewing, Photography, Creative Arts
Sciences: Environmental, Veterinary, Food & Nutrition

Who Can Start A Club?
Not seeing a club type that matches your childs interests? We are always open and eager to start new clubs. Contact our office to learn more about starting your own club.

When can I Join 4-H?

Kitsap 4-H is always eager to have members join.  We accept membership year round.  However, to participate in the Kitsap County Fair, you must be enrolled in 4-H by May 1st of the current year.

A club is a group of at least 5 youth from 3 different families that are led by volunteers.

4-H clubs are run by volunteers. Any community member is welcome to apply to become a certified volunteer and start a new club.  Clubs may be a single-project club, where the group only participates in one project area (like dogs, or cooking) or multi-project club, where the group participates in many project areas. 

If you are interested, please contact the 4-H office for more information.

Enrollment:

YOU MUST TALK WITH A CLUB LEADER BEFORE ENROLLING ONLINE.
PAYMENTS CANNOT BE REFUNDED!

If you have any questions on enrollment, please phone or email:

kitsap.county4h@wsu.edu
(360) 228-7307