4-H is Alive and Well


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“4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. Working in partnership with 110 universities, programs are research-backed and offer life-changing experiences to youth around the world.”

In School Programs

In-school programs and clubs typically run in conjunction with the school year and meet during school hours. In-school 4-H programs directly support school curriculum and in-school 4-H clubs offer enrichment activities beyond the classroom.

After School Programs

After-school programs and clubs meet after school hours (between the hours of 3:00 – 6:00 PM) in a school or other community center. 4-H after-school programs and clubs incorporate 4-H curriculum. To find anafter-school program or club, please contact your local 4-H office.


Clubs are available at the community, project, or special interest group level.
Community 4-H clubs have a planned program that runs throughout the year and focuses on a variety of self-chosen learning experiences and activities. Examples include photography, robotics, gardening, animal science, ecology, rocketry, textiles, and cooking. Community clubs typically meet in the evenings or on the weekend.

Project clubs also provide planned programs that run throughout the year and focus on one project area. Project clubs typically meet in the evenings or on the weekend. Special interest groups are short-term, focus on a specific learning experience and are not limited to members of 4-H clubs. To find a club near you, please contact your local 4-H office.


Day camps and overnight camps provide fun, hands-on, experience-based learning. In certain states, non-4-H members can attend 4-H camp – please contact a local 4-H office to learn more. Although each camp is unique, many offer similar activities and resources including –

Challenge Courses
Climbing Walls
Dining Halls
Hiking Trails
Outdoor Education
Nature Study
Recreation Halls
School Enrichment
Waterfront (depending on location)

Your local 4-H office is your key to getting started. They can tell you which 4-H clubs already exist in your county, the projects are being worked on, how to start a new club, or how to participate on your own. Use the Find Your Local 4-H locator to find a local 4-H office and begin the process of enrolling your child in 4-H.


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