4-H Clubs

What is a 4-H Club?

  •  4-H club is an organized group of youth supported by volunteer leaders. The club conducts meetings & activities throughout the year. All 4-H volunteer leaders are trained & screened by staff.
  • The club determines how often they meet. Clubs may only have a couple of business meetings per year but have additional meetings where the members work on their projects or go on a field trip.
  • Each member is expected to complete one project during the year.
  • Projects are when subject matter skills are taught through hands-on experiences. Learning to make a smoothie, plant a garden & raise an animal are just a few examples. There are opportunities for building STEM, Healthy Living, Citizenship, & Leadership skills.
  • Every club  complete a single community service project.
  • Washington County 4-H program does offer individual membership for youth whose club has disbanded or there is no available club that meets their interests and age level.
  • In addition to club participation, Washington County 4-H offers many other opportunities:
  • Animal Sciences skillathons
  • Public Presentations
  • 4-H Tractor Safety
  • 4-H Shooting Sports
  • 4-H Teen Lean-ins
  • State & National trips

4-H offers youth the opportunity to form relationships with others, develop citizenship, leadership & life skills, build competence & confidence, give back to the community, have fun, and make new friends. All of these create supportive learning environments in which diverse youth can reach their fullest potential.

Interested in getting involved? 

Contact our office and we will help you find a club that fits your needs!



Lisa VanGuilder
Association Program Coordinator

Last updated October 2, 2023