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Join 4-H

(360) 337-7157 x6270 • 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

a. http://extension.wsu.edu/kitsap/youth/enrollment/find-a-club/
b. https://goo.gl/FmSAi0

2.) Contact the Club Leader to find out about the Club requirements

a. Location of meetings
b. Time of meetings
c.  Required attendance
d. 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 on https://www.4honline.com/

a. Step by step registration instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-MXXS9_m_ioSVBWUkNxYXVXZjQ/view?usp=sharing

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.

a. $25 WSU State 4-H fees(per youth)
b. $20 Kitsap County 4-H fees(per youth –with a 3 youth per family cap,$60 total per family)
c. Payment can be made in 1 check payable to WSU Kitsap County 4-H
d. 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) 337-7157 #6270