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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.

4-H Clubs in San Juan County

Program Contact: Wendy Waxman Kern, 4-H Program Coordinator
360-317-3303 •

The 4-H year begins on October 1st of each year and is completed on September 30th, and is open to youth ages 5 to 18. Members can join anytime throughout the year, depending on the club’s capacity. Please keep in mind that fair eligibility is affected by registration date (3/1 for all animal projects; 6/1 for all still life or non-animal projects). To learn more and get in touch with a club, please contact the 4-H Program Coordinator, at (360) 317-3303 or email:

Once you decide to join, you will enroll with 4HOnline. Enrollment costs $25 per member.*

All project availability is based on volunteer engagement; some clubs may not be currently offering all projects listed. If you are able to volunteer to lead a project, we can offer it!

Orcas Island

  • Fur & Feathers – This is a multi-project club, which includes Rabbit, Poultry, Goat, Sheep, Cavy, Horse, Swine, Gardening, Photography, Archery, Crafts, and Foods

San Juan Island

  • San Juan Island Livestock – Sheep, Goat, Dairy, Beef, and Swine
  • Country Critters – Rabbit, Poultry and Cavy
  • Bits & Spurs – Horse

Lopez Island

  • Lopez Livestock and General Club – Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep and Goats; Photography
  • Horse Rangers – Horse

Shaw Island

  • Shaw Island Rocks, Shoots and Roots – Visual and creative art projects, Woodworking, Rocketry, and self-determined projects

All Island Participation

Not a club available with the project you had in mind? Please consider volunteering so that can happen. You will find more information about becoming a 4-H volunteer here.

*Please contact the WSU Extension Office ( if your family needs financial assistance in order to cover the cost of enrollment.