For current club information: Please contact WSU Extension, 328 West Poplar, Walla Walla, WA 99362 or call 509-524-2685. All enrollments are subject to the availability of adult volunteer leaders or clubs.
Walla Walla County Residents Eligibility: 4-H is open to youth 6 years old by October 1 of the current 4-H year through those in the 12th grade or who have not reached their 19th birthday before October 1 of the current 4-H year. The 4-H year is October 1 through September 30. New enrollments will be accepted through March 15 of the current 4-H year.
Exceptions: Please see the following age requirements for the following project areas:
- Members must be *8 years old by October 1 of the current 4-H year to be eligible for:
- Enrollment in large animal projects including: beef, dairy, goat, horse, sheep, llama/alpaca, and swine.
- Competitive situations including livestock shows or sales.
- Enrollment in food preservation projects.
- Members must be 8 years old by October 1 of the current 4-H year to be eligible for:
- Shooting Sports
- Motorized Vehicles
- Colt Training: Members must be 11 years old or above by October 1 of the current 4-H year AND have completed at least one year of the Horsemanship Project.
Out-of-County (or State) Residents: Youth who are not residents of Washington State must meet the eligibility requirements in their own state to qualify for membership in a market animal project. Youth are encouraged to enroll in their home county. A youth may NOT be enrolled in the same project in more than one county or state.
*Oregon residents must be in the 4th grade by September 1 prior to the 4-H year to enroll in Equine or Market Animal projects.
Enrollment and Re-Enrollment Deadlines: The deadline for new and returning members who wish to exhibit or participate in 4-H during the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is March 15. A member must be enrolled by March 15 in each of the projects they wish to exhibit at the Walla Walla Fair.
Continuing members are required to re-enroll each year. Re-enrollment occurs in October of every year and should be re-enrolled for the new 4-H year no later than December 1.
4-H Clubs: Youth may enroll in one or more projects, meet regularly, and work on their projects under the guidance of adult volunteers. Club activities may include: demonstrations, fair participation, community service, and social events. A club program is carried throughout all or several months of the year. Clubs may be a single project, multi-project (community) club, or family club. Many clubs allow youth to attend a meeting before enrollment to see if it will be a good fit.