How do I join 4-H?
We will need to know the club(s) and project(s) in which you want to enroll. Some 4-H clubs in Klamath County are organized by community areas and some are organized by project areas. Some children find clubs and projects because their friends are involved, parents may know an adult who is a 4-H club leader, and other families come to our office to find out about available projects and clubs.
You should know that some clubs meet more frequently than others and some project areas require a greater time commitment than others. Each club will have its own dynamic and may even vary from one year to the next depending up on the ages of the club members and the other activities of the members and leaders. Some clubs may have only a couple of leaders and will focus on a single project area; some clubs have more leaders and may cover multiple project areas. Every club is different.
If you have an interest in 4-H but don't have a club...stop by and talk to us and we'll help you find a club that fits you! Or you can view this list to see what clubs might be available to you, 2016 Club List.
What opportunities are available?
As a 4-H family in Klamath County, you will receive e-mails and a newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with 4-H activities happening around the county and state. Intermediates and Seniors have the option to attend local, statewide, and national 4-H events. Seniors may qualify to travel on international experiences and also have the opportunity to apply for college scholarships.
What are the enrollment deadlines?
The 4-H Year runs from October 1 through September 30. In order to be eligible for to participate in Klamath County Fair, we have enrollment deadlines:
- All Members: Enroll no later than Thursday, January 15, 2016
We do accept enrollments year-round with the understanding that those members who miss the above deadlines may not have full eligibility for participation in all events. Cloverbuds do not participate in competitive events and may enroll at any time of the year with full eligibility.
How much does it cost?
The Klamath County 4-H enrollment fee policy (PDF) is $30 per member with a household maximum of $60, through January 15. This fee includes all project areas. A select few publications are not included in this fee and are available for purchase at an additional cost; these publications are optional materials.
Part of the fees we collect support the 4-H program at the state level. For more information about this, see the Oregon Participation Fee Statement (PDF).
When you are ready to enroll:
- 4-H Animal Science Premise Statement (included in Member Enrollment Packet)
- Oregon 4-H Livestock Exhibitor Agreement (included in Member Enrollment Packet)
Do you have more questions?
Call the Klamath County Extension Office at 541-883-7131. You can also visit us at 6923 Washburn Way.