No uniforms or national fees in 4-H

Cost, Time Commitment, & Required Materials

Getting involved with 4‑H is easy and costs are kept to a minimum. Unlike other youth organizations, 4‑H doesn’t require a uniform and there are no national fees. Children select their 4‑H education project so they can choose one that works well within a family’s budget. 4‑H programs and clubs typically meet once per week or once per month, although some may choose to meet more or less frequently. 4‑H programs are available for children ages 8-18. 4‑H Cloverbud programs are available for children ages 5-7.

Your local 4‑H office will help you find the right program for your child and provide you with meeting locations, time commitment and program details.

Ways for Your Child to Participate

School Programs

4‑H after-school and in-school programs provide 4‑H activities during and after school hours using hands-on activities and 4‑H curriculum. Both programs are available in grade schools and high schools.

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4‑H Clubs

4‑H clubs follow a planned program and offer multiple learning opportunities for youth that are self-directed. Clubs can meet in a variety of locations and typically meet in the evenings and on the weekends.

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4‑H Camps

4‑H overnight and day camps offer recreational and educational opportunities in a camp setting. 4‑H camps provide youth with the chance to meet new people, have fun, and experience the great outdoors.

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