Become a 4-H Member
Do you want to lead younger members, initiate community service projects, discover your passions, and make life-long friends? From food science to ceramics, from building rockets to raising sheep, 4-H as something for you.community clubs, camps, events and conferences.
Youth are eligible to participate in 4-H clubs as:
- Primary (Clover) Members: Must be 5 years old by December 31st of the program year. Youth enrolling or turning nine on or after January 1 must participate as a primary member until June 30th.
- Junior (9-10 years old), Intermediate (11-13 years old), and Senior Members (14+ years old): Must be 9 years old by December 31st of the program year and may continue in the program until December 31st of the year in which they become 19 years of age.
- Special Needs Members: Participants who are older than nineteen may be enrolled in 4-H special education programs with the approval of the county 4-H staff.
Cost (All fees are collected annually)
- California 4-H Program Insurance Fee: $38.00 for each youth (includes Primary/clover members). 4-H accident and illness insurance is mandatory and is an additional fee. The Community Leader in your club can tell you about this insurance and provide an informational leaflet. The Hartford Insurance Brochure explains what medical costs are covered in case of an accident or illness that occurs during any 4-H work or while traveling to or from official 4-H meetings and events.
- Project or Program fee(s): May be collected from members to cover the costs of project materials and 4-H events. 4-H members must receive fair value in goods and/or services for any money collected. To prevent misunderstandings, it is a good idea for a parent/guardian to stay informed about any 4-H work that required funds from a member. Local clubs raise money in various ways but 4-H policy forbids gambling, wagering, or raffles of any kind.
- Fee Waiver: For all 4-H members (returning or new) can request a fee waiver, please see your Club's Enrollment Coordinator.