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4-H Youth Development Program – Okanogan County

Program Contact: Angelyn Sheppard 4-H & Master Gardener Coordinator
509-422-7239 •

Welcome to Okanogan 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 Okanogan 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.”

Are you looking for a place to learn about technology, the arts or animal sciences? Have you found yourself bored lately with watching TV or hanging out on your computer? Do you want to be a part of vibrant program that will engage you in positive activities and give you the opportunity to meet new friends with shared interests? Then, 4-H is the program for you. Check out the many programs we offer!

We partner groups of young people with caring adults as they pursue their interests. While in 4-H, you will have the opportunity to learn many new skills and gain self-confidence as you progress through the program. Learn how to join 4-H now!

Each group of 4-H members and adults participate in community service. This is your chance to give back to your community and learn what resources or needs your community may have. Who knows, your group may be the one who creates the next great community resource for Okanogan County.

4-H is a program about leadership. Each young person has the potential to learn how to become a great leader. With opportunities for county- and statewide leadership experiences, 4-H is the place to be. Our research-based program has developed many of our great leaders and you could be the next. Not only do we help you learn about leadership our Presentation program will assist you in developing the skill and self-confidence to engage in public speaking.

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.

Please Visit or Contact Us!

We warmly welcome you to Okanogan County 4-H! Whether you are new to the Clover or already part of the 4-H family, we hope that you’ll find what you’re looking for on our website. If not, please email or call the extension office in Okanogan.

WSU Okanogan County Extension Office:
Office Phone: (509) 422-7245
FAX: (509) 422-7247

PO Box 391 (mailing)
1234 2nd Ave S. (street)
Okanogan, WA 98840-0391
Find on Google Maps

Hours: M-Th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Angelyn Sheppard, County 4-H and Master Gardener Extension Coordinator
(509) 422-7239 Ι

Kayla Wells-Yoakum, Director
(509) 422-7248 |

Kellie Conn, Office Manager
(509) 422-7245 |


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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The 4-H Pledge: I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.