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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.

San Juan County Clubs

Program Contact: Wendy Waxman Kern, 4-H Program Coordinator
360-370-7662 •

The 4-H year begins on October 1st of each year and is completed on September 30th. Most clubs have their first meeting in October, but members can join anytime throughout the year, depending on the club’s capacity. There are projects for any child from age 5-18. Each island in San Juan County has a variety of clubs that are available to join. If you find a project that you are interested in or would like to contact the leader and learn more about joining 4-H please contact the 4-H Program Coordinator, at (360) 370-7662 or email: Once you decide to join, you can enroll with 4HOnline. Enrollment costs $25 per member.*

Orcas Island

  • Trail Blazers – Horse
  • Fur & Feathers – This is a multi-project club, which includes Rabbit, Alpacas, Poultry, Cavy, Gardening, Photography, Archery, Crafts, Foods, and more!

San Juan Island

  • San Juan Island Community Club – All welcome, regardless of your area of interest. San Juan Island 4-H’ers that meet on the second Wednesday of every month. This club offers cooking, baking, and community service opportunities.
  • San Juan Island Livestock – Sheep, Goat, Dairy, Beef, and Swine
  • Country Critters – Rabbit, Poultry and Cavy and other still life activities
  • Bits & Spurs – Horse
  • After-School Clubs – Stay tuned for knitting, sewing, felting, Legos, and more

Lopez Island

  • Lopez Livestock – Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep and Goats
  • Flashers – Photography
  • Horse Rangers – Horse
  • Clucks and Quacks – Poultry
  • Lopez Foods – Cooking and Baking

Shaw Island

  • Cage-E-Kids – Rabbit, Poultry and Cavy
  • Pioneer Crafts – Visual and creative art projects
  • Rocketry projects
  • Wood craft projects
  • Baking and table decorating projects
  • Archery

All Island Participation

Not a club available with the project you had in mind? 4-H can be anything you want it to be, so if you would like to do a project that is not currently being offered by 4-H, our office can help you explore the possibility of starting it through 4-H.

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