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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Join 4-H

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

How Do I Join 4-H?

Please read fully and follow these steps when joining 4-H:

  1. Find a Club that interests you
    1. Find a Club here
  2. Contact the Club Leader to find out about the Club requirements
    1. Location of meetings
    2. Time of meetings
    3. Required attendance
    4. Parental involvement required
  3. Attend a Club meeting to see if it is a good fit for you and your child
  4. Enroll your child
    1. Enroll your child here
    2. Step by step registration instructions
  5. You can pay your 4-H State and County fees online by credit card or pay by cash or check in the 4-H Office within 30 days of enrolling online.
    1. $25 WSU State 4-H fees (per youth)
    2. $20 Kitsap County 4-H fees (per youth, with a 3 youth per family cap, $60 total per family) The Kitsap County 4-H fee has been waived for 2020-21!
    3. Payment can be made in 1 check payable to WSU Kitsap County 4-H
    4. Mail a check to the 4-H Office 345 6th Street, Suite 550 Bremerton, WA 98337
    • Pay your Club leader by check
    • Pay at the 4-H Office by cash or check
  6. Enjoy your 4-H year and continue to Learn By Doing!

*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.

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

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?
We are always open and eager to start new clubs.

How much does it cost?

  • WSU State 4-H Fee: $25 per youth
  • Kitsap County 4-H Fee: $20 per youth, cap 3 youth per family
  • 4-H Club Fee: varies based on Club

Scholarships are available: Kitsap Scholarship Request Form

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.

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 and Stampede, 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.  It takes at least 5 members from 3 different families to start a new club.  Clubs may be a single-project club, where the group only participates in one project area (like only dogs, or only 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:

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

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

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